Android 8.0 Oreo: These are some of the most important updates of the new operating system


Android 8.0 officially landed on August 21, during the first total solar eclipse in the US. Since 1917. The launch was carried out through a livestream. Developers have had access to a preview version of Google’s latest mobile operating system since mid-March, with updated versions released in May, June, and July. Code hints and promotional videos have previously indicated that the operating system might be called Android Oreo or Android Oatmeal Cookie. Now we know that Android 8.0 is officially called Oreo.

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The presentation of Android Oreo on Google I / O revealed a number of new features expected in the latest version of the operating system. New features include icon shapes, notification points, more security options, an autofill service, smart text selection and an image-to-image mode. Some of the features were limited to Pixel phones during versions of developer previews. Here is everything that is new in Android Oreo.

User interface and experience

Users can now organize notifications on custom channels and modify alerts for the entire channel. This may be the specification of the sounds if the notification activates a vibration, and if the notification is allowed to override the Do Not Disturb setting. Developers can specify the importance of notifications, weighting from 0 to 4. There are also boards in the applications, known as notification points that indicate which applications have unread notifications.

Developers can set background colors for notifications, to indicate the nature of the notification. Developers can also create a notification timeout, which is particularly useful for time sensitive alerts. Developers can choose to specify a time period, after which the notification will be canceled if the user does not read it. Users can choose to suspend notifications over a period of time, and notifications will begin to appear after the end of the time period.