Android O is Officially Called Android 8.0 Oreo

Today Googl Inc. has announced the official name for its latest Android 8.0 as Android 8.0 Oreo.

This is the second brand name of snack being used by Google on their Operating System name, previously was the Android 4.4 KitKat.

The new Android 8.0 Oreo brings a few new features that includes 2x faster boot speeds, swift and better background apps management.

New notification functions, Android Instant Apps that launch into new apps right from the browser without installation required.

Autofill your logins into your favorite apps, Picture-in-Picture allowing smoother multitasking experience.

Besides that, there are more new features;

Accessibility button
Allows you to quickly access from the navigation bar accessibility features, like magnification, and functionality within accessibility services, like Select to Speak.

Accessibility volume
Accessibility services can optimize the audio experience for users with disabilities.

Adaptive icons
Developers can now provide a full-bleed square shaped icon and OEMs will mask the icon to ensure intra-device consistency.

Ambient screen
Highlights the incoming notification with larger font, highlighted app name and immediate access to actions.

Background execution limits
More control over how apps run in the background for better overall system performance.

Background location limits
Limits the frequency of location updates in the background for better overall system health.

Deep color
Enables applications to render richer visual content with more vibrant colors and subtler gradients. Supports full color management which allows applications to render images in the format and quality they were intended.

Downloadable fonts
Applications no longer need to bundle custom fonts, which helps reduce their size.

Install unknown apps
Hostile downloader apps can’t operate without permission; users now permit the installation of APKs per-source.

Integrated printing support
Compatible with all Mopria-certified printers, which make up 97% of printers sold worldwide.

Linkable files
API that allows you to share files across the Internet via web links.

Native C/C++ API for high-performance audio
API function for high-performance audio including Native C/C++ audio API.

Notification categories
More granular and consistent control over which notifications can appear and how intrusive they are.

Notification snoozing
Lets users hide notifications for a period of time, similar to Inbox snoozing.

Pointer capture
Pointer capture allows the app to capture all mouse input.

Project Treble
The biggest change to the foundations of Android to date: a modular architecture that makes it easier and faster for hardware makers to deliver Android updates.

TextView autosizing
Developers can now let the size of their text expand or contract automatically based on the size and characteristics of the TextView, making it much easier to optimize the text size on different screens or with dynamic content.

Support for tooltips (small popup windows with descriptive text) for views and menu items.

Wi-Fi Assistant
Auto-connects you to high quality open WiFi and secures your connection with a VPN back to Google.

Check out the promo video of the Android 8.0 Oreo – Open Wonder promotional video;

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