It's official! Android 8.0 is called Oreo

It's official! Android 8.0 is called Oreo

The next version of Google's mobile operating system "Android Oreo" that has been rolled out in the USA is packed with never-before-seen features and improvements in its various tools. Of course they are. Aside from a few millions of Pixel and Nexus devices that can be updated to Oreo right now, all the other Android users are left in the dark, having to rely on the "old" Nougat, at best, for now.

If you are a Coolpad owner than you already know that the company has a bad reputation when it comes to updating its lineup with the latest Android updates.

The Settings app now lists which apps have been approved for installing unknown apps. Such downloaders often come in the form of games and other seemingly harmless apps which are hijacked by malicious developers to force the user to download a harmful app presented as an ordinary update. Recently launched Coolpad Play 6 in India will get the Android Oreo update by December. A lot of this should happen behind the scenes, so all you will see (in theory) is your battery lasting for a longer stretch. New emojis include a wizard, a dinosaur, a fairy, and an exploding head for when you hear how long your Oreo update is delayed for.

Google, exactly five months after unveiling the first beta build for the Android O mobile operating system, has given it an official name - Oreo. But there are some phones that will get Android Oreo update in India. You also get context-sensitive shortcuts appearing in the bar above, so if you've picked out an address, for example, one of the links leads to Google Maps.

The camera app bundled with Oreo has a couple of minor tweaks that might make a major difference to your photo and video taking in the future.

Chrome has synced data across devices for a while now, but Android Oreo is expanding that with a new Autofill feature.

"Android Oreo" also makes copy-paste job easier.

This new per-app opt-in model should go some way to preventing hostile downloaders, given that now the user would need to give the app permission to install another app before a hostile downloader can install software with standard trickery. We will have to wait and see.

It is mentioned above that all phones don't get the latest operating system Android 8.0 update.



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