Android 8 is playing the superhero Oreo

After Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat, Google decided to return to a brand name. For Android 8.0 so, after Android 4.4 KitKat, up to Android Oreo . Here are the main new elements of this major update.

A fairly wise update

First, we note the arrival of the picture-in-picture allowing to watch an overlay video while continuing to navigate. Practice for example during a video chat to consult information without closing it. Improvements for self-completion of forms are also part of the game to save time, while application icons can now display notifications in the form of bubbles and dots.

The PiP and the notifications

As for performance, Google promises more speed (like a boot time twice as fast on Google Pixel), better security (especially on Google Play) and better autonomy (with the possibility of limiting an application in background process). 60 new emojis are also part alongside improvements on the accessibility side.

Android seems to reach maturity

Google announced that Oreo is being sent on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), which is still a sensitive issue when it comes to new versions of Android. Grinders for Pixel and Nexus 5X / 6P are being tested, while the Pixel C and Nexus Player are not forgotten. Finally, Google has worked with manufacturers such as HTC, Sony, Samsung and LG to plan updates that it would be risky to try to predict.

Other new features, especially for creators and developers, are listed and listed here

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