Android Oreo has arrived! Safer, Smarter, more Powerful and Sweeter than ever

Today, Google is officially introducing Android 8.0 Oreo, the latest release of the platform–and it’s smarter, faster and more powerful than ever. It comes with new features like picture-in-picture and Autofill to help you navigate tasks seamlessly. Plus, it’s got stronger security protections and speed improvements that keep you safe.
Some of the main new features are:
Faster
Boot time as measured on Google Pixel, Get started on your favorite tasks more quickly with 2x the boot speed when powering up. Once you’re powered up, Autofill remembers things like logins (with your permission) to quickly get you into your favorite apps. Plus, support for Android Instant Apps means you can teleport directly into new apps, no installation needed.

Background Limits
Android Oreo helps minimize background activity in the apps you use least. In Background Execution Limits you get more control over how apps run in the background for better overall system performance. And Background location limits allow you to limit the frequency of location updates in the background for better overall system health.
Picture in Picture
It allows you to see two apps at once: it's like having to be in two places at the same time.

Notifications
Press the notification dots to quickly see what's new, and easily clear them by swiping away. Notification Categories provide you ore 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.

Security
Android Oreo is more secure with Google Play Protect built in, security status front and center in settings, and tighter app install controls. In install unknown apps now, hostile downloader apps can't operate without permission; users now permit the installation of APKs per-source.
Emoji
Share the feels with a fully redesigned emoji set, including over 60 new emoji.

These were the major changes and here are some more new exiting features coming in Android Oreo:
Accessibility
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 srvices 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 i.e. they can shape icons to look like it is of particular device of particular brand inside their mobile menu.
Ambient screen
Highlights the incoming notification with larger font, highlighted app name and immediate access to actions.
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.
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.
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.
Tooltips
Support for tooltips (small popup windows with descriptive text) for views and menu items.
Wi-Fi Assistant
Auto-connects you to high quality Wi-Fi and secures it with a VPN back to Google.
Android Oreo will start rolling out in phases soon. Google have been working closely with 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, OnePlus, Samsung, Sharp and Sony are scheduled to launch or upgrade devices to Android 8.0 Oreo.

That's it.
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