Android 8.0 – Also known as Android Oreo is here! And that’s not the fascinating part- It comes with a lot of special features too! According to Google, Android 8.0 Oreo is the most palatable mainstream Android version yet. It is visually consistent, simplified, feature-rich and polished. Oreo is clearly designed to appeal to as wide an audience as possible, from satisfying the die-hard Android fan with its comprehensive feature set and advanced customization potential, to accommodating the iPhone switcher or tech debutante with its simplified layout and intuitive user experience. OEMs are even on that list, and we’ve seen increasingly more of them give up the manufacturer skin game in favor of what Google serves up. Oreo is for everybody indeed. But not many people know about how you can operate your Android without touching it
What’s New With Android Oreo?
The Settings menu is the most obvious place to start, as it has been further refined from what we saw last year. Most notably, the Settings menu in Oreo has been greatly reduced in size from previous versions of Android. For example, Network and Internet covers everything under that area, like Wi-Fi, mobile network, data usage, hotspot and tethering, VPN and airplane mode.Some Settings categories, however, like battery and storage, do still show that critical information.
Even within those categories things are kept simple. What Google considers to be more advanced options appear in a drop down menu.
Android 8.0 is also more about assuming control than any previous version of Android. Whether it’s Google putting the brakes on rampant resource-hungry app processes or users having more power to limit what apps can access and how notifications are handled, Oreo can do it.
When Should You Expect Android Oreo?
The first people to get Android Oreo are those using Google devices, like the Nexus 5X or 6P, and the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. Google handles the software development for those devices and is obviously working to get the update rolled out as soon as possible, so they’ll get it first. You’ll still have to wait for your wireless carrier to sign off on the update to ensure that cellular radios keep working, but that normally doesn’t take long.
Google has said that the update will hit Pixel and Nexus devices “soon.” Google said the same thing last year about Android Nougat, and over-the-air updates rolled out a few weeks after the final beta was pushed to developers. Based on that timeline, we’d hope to see the first Nougat updates by the end of September at the latest. More devices will follow before the end of the year, and based on past experience, newer phones will get Android Oreo first. Google says that device manufacturers “including Essential, General Mobile, HMD Global Home of Nokia Phones, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp and Sony” will launch or update Oreo devices before the end of the year. Infinix 7.0 update is wonderful!