Android 8.0 officially Released on 21 August, During Full solar eclipse.
The launch was conducted through a livestream. It all started since mid-March developers got the preview builds for testing purpose, with updated versions releasing in May, June and July. After leaks and rumors there were lots of clue and huss going on the internet that the new android 8.0 could be named Android Oreo or Android Oatmeal Cookie. Now we know that Android 8.0 is officially called Oreo.
The Android Oreo presentation at Google I/O revealed a number of new features expected in the latest version of the operating system. New features include
- icon shapes
- dots for notifications
- security options
- an autofill fill service
- smart text selection
- picture-in-picture mode.
Here is everything that is new in Android Oreo
- Developers can set background colours for notifications, to indicate the nature of the notification
- Users can now organise notifications into custom channels, and modify the alerts for the entire channel. This can be specifying the sounds if the notification triggers a vibration, and if the notification is allowed to override the do not disturb setting.
- An autofill framework in the operating system makes the repeated filling of forms easy for the user.
- A new picture in picture mode.
- support for adaptive icons.
- Each application is now allocated a cache budget. When the system is low on resources, the applications that exceed the cache budget the most will be the first to have their cached files deleted.
- Content refreshing is now more streamline experienced, as there is now an easier way for applications to check if they are displaying the latest content on the screen.
- Media playback should be significantly improved for users, as now there is fine-grained control to scrub to a particular frame in a video.
- MediaPlayer now also has support for DRM protected material.
- Streaming from the device has been improved with the support for MPEG2_TS.
- Applications can also now mix multiple audio and video tracks at once, for streaming purposes. This is particularly useful for streaming gameplay videos where users can capture the screen, themselves through the front-facing camera, the audio from a game, and any commentary from the user.
- Wi-Fi Aware, an energy-efficient way by which supported hardware can discover and chat with each other without a Wi-Fi hotspot or an internet connection.
- Support for the new Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) 5.0 standard.
- A smart copy feature
- Some new permissions that are available to developers.
- Browsing on the web has now been made more secure with the integration of the Google Safe Browsing API.
Source – firstpost