What is new in Android Oreo : Part 2

Chris Burns - Aug 22, 2017
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What is new in Android Oreo : Part 2

Android Oreo’s new features are abundant, and make for an Android update that’s well worth the effort. Along with the update comes the very clear message from Google about their Pixel devices: Google Pixel is the smartphone to have if you want to have the latest and greatest features from the mothership. Today we’re running down a set of new Android 8.0 Oreo features that we didn’t cover in yesterday’s part 1.

In our 10 New Android 8.0 Oreo features part 1, we covered some of the lesser-known features that are new to Android in Oreo. Today we’ve got a video from Google that shows developers what they need to do to take full advantage of the update. This video gives a bunch of insight on what apps will have in the near future – alongside the features given to all users in the basic build of Android.

Perhaps the most important feature in this newest update (for developers, anyway) is Background Execution Limits. For the end user, this means that apps won’t be able to run as freely in the background at all times. Not nearly as freely as before this update, anyway.

That means better battery life for you, the end user, and a slightly different process for the developer. SEE TOO: How to download Android 8.0 Oreo Big developers will end up finding a way around this, likely with a bit of dialogue that asks the end user to allow them to use more data – so be on the lookout for that. Don’t necessarily say yes or no right away – just be conscious that it might be coming quick.

Android 8.0 Oreo is available for download for most of Google’s latest devices now. This includes the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel, and Pixel XL. If you’re one of the lucky ones to get this update on a device not on that short list, let us know!


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