1Why a Faster, More Secure Android Oreo Is a Worthwhile Upgrade
The mobile operating system battle has a new contender with Google’s latest platform, Android Oreo. The operating system features a decidedly Android design, making it easy for current Android users to navigate with little trouble. But Oreo also includes several new features, including faster performance and improved notifications support, aimed at making the operating system even more appealing. In addition, Android Oreo has a number of security features that will serve both consumers and enterprise users well. For those shopping for a new mobile operating system, Android Oreo is an upgrade worth considering. This eWEEK slide show will dissect the operating system and discuss its many virtues. Read on to learn more about Android Oreo.
2Google Touts Speed Improvements
3Oreo Now Includes Picture in Picture
Android Oreo ships with what Google calls a picture-in-picture feature, which allows users to see two apps at once. For instance, while users are checking their email or calendars, they also can see a video of whomever they’re interacting with over video conference. Plus, they can switch between apps to keep working at any time.
4Notifications Offer Quick Access
5What Are Android Instant Apps?
6Oreo Features Security Improvements
Google’s Android Oreo comes with several security improvements designed to prevent some, but not all, mobile operating system threats. Google also included Google Play Protect, a feature that can scan more than 50 billion apps per day, including ones users haven’t installed, to ensure they’re free from malware.
7Android Oreo Offers Better Battery Life
8Google Makes Improvements to Autofill
It’s a simple feature, perhaps, but Google has made important improvements to Android Oreo’s autofill tool. Now, when given approval to do so, Android Oreo will remember the user’s logins and automatically input them. Google said the feature will work “at supersonic speed,” so it won’t hold folks up.
9Oreo Reduces the Background Noise
10Oreo Has Minor Improvements Also
Android Oreo also has several minor upgrades that collectively enhance the broader user experience. For example, users now have more control over how apps can run in the background and can limit how often apps are updated with location information. Also, unknown “hostile apps” now can only run with user permission. Plus, Oreo is now compatible with Mopria-certified printers.
11What Is Oreo’s Availability?
Android Oreo will be coming to a range of Google devices soon, starting with the Nexus 5X, Nexus Player, Pixel, Pixel XL and Pixel C. By year’s end, other companies plan to deploy Oreo, including Samsung, Essential, HTC and Motorola. The operating system will be available as a free update on existing devices.