Android made a grand move with the announcement of the all new android version 8.0 aka Android Oreo. Though smartphones except for the Nexus and pixel series have a long time to go before it reaches them. Yet Oreo signifies a mark in the mobile OS history as it introduces a few features which were thought to be there only for high-end devices.
Technology Company, Google has mentioned that “We’re pushing the sources to Android Open Source Project for everyone to access today. Pixel and Nexus 5X/6P builds have entered carrier testing, and we expect to start rolling out in phases soon, alongside Pixel C and Nexus Player. We’ve also been working closely with our partners, and by the end of this year, hardware makers including Essential, General Mobile, HMD Global Home of Nokia Phones, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp, and Sony are scheduled to launch or upgrade devices to Android 8.0 Oreo. Any devices enrolled in the Android Beta Program will also receive this final version.”
Using Google’s advanced machine learning techniques, Android O will bring the ability to select texts, recognize it as an address, email ID or a contact number, and will show related options. Users can long tap on a text inside the address and the OS will automatically select the complete address.
As far as entertainment on television through mobile is considered, Google also showcased it’s Android TV home screen experience for Android O at the IO 2017 conference. Although it will roll out later this year, yet almost confirmed news brings back old experiences.
Apart from utilities, this update has something for developers as well. Developers will now be able to create adaptive icons that the system will show in different shapes like square, circle or others based on the OEM’s custom UI. The system also animates interactions with the icons and uses them in the launchers, shortcuts, settings.
All in all, it seems like every time these tech giants make us believe that there’s going to be something big this time, and they end up in launching the same products with small changes. But let’s wait till we get hands on with this new animal in the jungle of uncertainty. We’ll update this article when the final version begins rolling out. In the meantime, you can install Android Oreo via the public beta if you have a compatible device.