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See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by NaijaTechGuy(m): 7:20am On Aug 25, 2017
Google has maintained the tradition of naming its Android operating system by the names of alphabetically-ordered desserts beginning with Android Cupcake and followed by Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat. Now we now have Oreo.

Like most new versions, the Android team has added several new features to Android Oreo to make its mobile platform more secure, fast, power efficient and offer better multitasking.


The Oreo update should roll out to Android Smartphones before the end of the year.

Of course you don't expect me to spoil the fun by telling you all the new features on Android Oreo. However I'll be giving you the top 10 new features I love on the new Android version.


1. No More 'Install From Unknown Sources' Setting




Most applications installed from third-party sources are not malicious, but a couple of apps installed from outside of the official Play Store could land your smartphone in trouble.
Before Android Oreo, to install third-party apps you needed to enable just one setting by turning on "Install from unknown sources".
It didn't really matter from where you downloaded the APK file. It could be from a browser, Bluetooth, Xender, transferred from a computer via USB or downloaded using another app.
Android 8.0 Oreo totally changed the way this feature works, bringing a much smarter and safer system called " Install other apps,"
All you have to do is to manually permit 3rd-party app installation from different sources.


2. Wi-Fi Aware (Neighborhood Aware Networking — NAN)
Android Oreo now supports a new connectivity feature called Wi-Fi Aware, also known as Neighborhood Aware Networking (NAN).

This feature allows apps and devices to automatically search for, connect to, and share data with each other directly offline.
With the Wi-Fi Aware API, app developers have a great opportunity to create awesome apps based on the communication between nearby devices.



3. AI-based Smart Text Selection
Android Oreo also comes with a ' Smart Text Selection' feature, which uses Google's machine learning to detect when you select email addresses, names or phone numbers. When it detects what you've selected it then automatically suggests the relevant information on other apps.

For example, if double tap on a text and select an email address of a company your friend sends you, Google's AI-based machine learning will figure out what you want and automatically launch Gmail.
You could also use Google Assistant feature but it's always good to have multiple options to solve the same problem.


4. Google Play Protect



Android Oreo has been developed to be more secure than previous versions, with Google cracking down on the fastest-growing problem of Android malware with a new anti-malware tool called Google Play Protect.

 "Play Protect is built into every device with Google Play, is always updating, and automatically takes action to keep your data and device safe, so you don't have to lift a finger," - Dave Burke, Vice President of Engineering, Google 

Play Protect helps to detect and remove harmful applications and it scans more than 50 billion apps every day.


5. Battery-Saving and Background Limits

On Android Oreo, Google has blocked apps from reacting to "implicit broadcasts" and doing certain kinds of tasks when they are running in the background in an effort to enhance the battery life of Android smartphones.

Also, Android Oreo will limit some background services and location updates when an app is not in use.
Let's say your music app is playing music in the background, it will not be affected, but it will definitely limit Instagram that doesn't need to be your feed refreshing from running in the background, thereby making apps to use less power and only wake up occasionally to start its services.


6. Android Instant Apps



Android Instant Apps is now available for more than 500 million devices globally. It allows you to use certain apps within Google Play without having to download them
You can acess Android Instant apps with a click on a URL,
This feature will definitely come in handy when you're running out of storage space on your phone. You can simply use an instant app for just or check how it works before installing the full version.


7. Notification Dots (Limit notifications)



If you're tired of having to deal with multiple notifications, Android Oreo will handle that for you.
Oreo has introduced Notification Dots that'll help you to manage each app individually with fine-grained control. It allows you to control how many notifications you see and how they come through

8. Picture-in-Picture Mode


Have you ever been watching a video on YouTube and just got an important message from WhatsApp?.
It's happened to me and it could be quite annoying when you really don't want to stop watching the video.
However, this would not be a problem in Android 8.0 Oreo.

With Android Oreo, you can watch a YouTube video while scrolling through your browser or chatting on WhatsApp on your Android device—thanks to the Picture-in-Picture (PIP) feature.

Once you open an app and start playing a video, tapping the home button, will shrink the video down to the bottom-right corner of your screen while the rest of the app disappears.

You can open any other app and do other things you want to do, while the video continues playing in the background. You can even drag the video" along the border of your screen. This works without any third party app


9. Find my Device
Though this feature has been available for sometime, Google has improved on the feature to make it similar to that of iOS. This feature allows people to locate, lock and wipe their Android devices when they go missing or get stolen. However I still wish this could work offline.


10. New Emoji



Android Oreo has introduced 60 new emojis and a redesign of the current emoji characters. The update also adds new colour support for app developers and the ability to change or animate the shape of icons in their apps.


These aren't all the new features though. I just dropped a few. Once you get the update you can see everything.

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Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by NaijaTechGuy(m): 7:20am On Aug 25, 2017
Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by henryobinna(m): 9:16am On Aug 25, 2017
cool, really.

but these don't worth me updating to oreo asides the security aspects

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Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by NaijaTechGuy(m): 9:01am On Aug 26, 2017
henryobinna:
cool, really.
but these don't worth me updating to oreo asides the security aspects
Instant Apps would help you save storage space
Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by smartty68(m): 9:13am On Aug 26, 2017
Nice
Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by Ennyholar: 9:35am On Aug 26, 2017
This is really coool
I hope Tecno push Oreo update to my Camon CX
Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by NaijaTechGuy(m): 7:42am On Aug 27, 2017
Ennyholar:
This is really coool I hope Tecno push Oreo update to my Camon CX
That might come next year

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Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by kittykollinxx(m): 9:01am On Aug 27, 2017
the update is too frequent. dem no dey tire?

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Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by Quality20(m): 9:03am On Aug 27, 2017
I'm not freaked
Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by Nobody: 9:07am On Aug 27, 2017
Still same old shhit. Nothing special.

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Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by omoadeleye(m): 9:09am On Aug 27, 2017
Good
Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by SOLMICHAEL(m): 9:12am On Aug 27, 2017
Good one.. At least for the new emojis
Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by loomer: 9:13am On Aug 27, 2017
Wetin concern me, if my phone no update itself make e dey there.

I no go wahala myself

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Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by slayking(m): 9:13am On Aug 27, 2017
Nice one.
Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by ponti93(m): 9:13am On Aug 27, 2017
NaijaTechGuy:


Instant Apps would help you save storage space
not when u have enough storage space
Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by ZUBY77(m): 9:15am On Aug 27, 2017
henryobinna:
cool, really.

but these don't worth me updating to oreo asides the security aspects

Who are you again?
What part do you feature in the scheme of things?

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Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by amylomo(f): 9:20am On Aug 27, 2017
Toooor...


Yeye dey smell
Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by henryobinna(m): 9:25am On Aug 27, 2017
ZUBY77:


Who are you again?
What part do you feature in the scheme of things?
why sounding like you are so pained..?

did i hurt you?

I'm just someone who's comfortable with a stable working OS not upgrading anytime there's a bell ringing

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Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by Perge(m): 9:43am On Aug 27, 2017
You forgot Google Oreo blocked those malicious websites that vibrates your phone for some seconds...
Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by shazzar01: 10:03am On Aug 27, 2017
I'm just particularaly happy about the picture in picture mode.. ..it can really be frustrating
Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by ZUBY77(m): 10:16am On Aug 27, 2017
henryobinna:
why sounding like you are so pained..?

did i hurt you?

I'm just someone who's comfortable with a stable working OS not upgrading anytime there's a bell ringing

Don't take it personal.
It's pretty annoying when people who can not see beyond their nose, take jabs on innovations that are way beyond their lifetime.

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Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by Waladade4luv(m): 10:22am On Aug 27, 2017
Since they are naming them alphabetically guess d next update will b Puffpuff

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Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by ExInferis(m): 10:22am On Aug 27, 2017
Meh.

If Apple did this fandroids will be all over the place talking about minor updates for a full update.

Meanwhile my Galaxy S8+ is still waiting for 7.1.1.
Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by Nobody: 10:29am On Aug 27, 2017
This things are just too frequent,its better they do update and patch of older os than just bringing up a new one with few new things....that's hw we lost faith in techno then

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Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by Eleniyan15: 10:36am On Aug 27, 2017
Mtcheeeeew
Only thing wey I like there na the new emoji apart from that all nah wash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by kushma(m): 10:38am On Aug 27, 2017
NaijaTechGuy:
Google has maintained the tradition of naming its Android operating system by the names of alphabetically-ordered desserts beginning with Android Cupcake and followed by Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat. Now we now have Oreo.

Like most new versions, the Android team has added several new features to Android Oreo to make its mobile platform more secure, fast, power efficient and offer better multitasking.


The Oreo update should roll out to Android Smartphones before the end of the year.

Of course you don't expect me to spoil the fun by telling you all the new features on Android Oreo. However I'll be giving you the top 10 new features I love on the new Android version.


1. No More 'Install From Unknown Sources' Setting




Most applications installed from third-party sources are not malicious, but a couple of apps installed from outside of the official Play Store could land your smartphone in trouble.
Before Android Oreo, to install third-party apps you needed to enable just one setting by turning on "Install from unknown sources".
It didn't really matter from where you downloaded the APK file. It could be from a browser, Bluetooth, Xender, transferred from a computer via USB or downloaded using another app.
Android 8.0 Oreo totally changed the way this feature works, bringing a much smarter and safer system called " Install other apps,"
All you have to do is to manually permit 3rd-party app installation from different sources.


2. Wi-Fi Aware (Neighborhood Aware Networking — NAN)
Android Oreo now supports a new connectivity feature called Wi-Fi Aware, also known as Neighborhood Aware Networking (NAN).

This feature allows apps and devices to automatically search for, connect to, and share data with each other directly offline.
With the Wi-Fi Aware API, app developers have a great opportunity to create awesome apps based on the communication between nearby devices.



3. AI-based Smart Text Selection
Android Oreo also comes with a ' Smart Text Selection' feature, which uses Google's machine learning to detect when you select email addresses, names or phone numbers. When it detects what you've selected it then automatically suggests the relevant information on other apps.

For example, if double tap on a text and select an email address of a company your friend sends you, Google's AI-based machine learning will figure out what you want and automatically launch Gmail.
You could also use Google Assistant feature but it's always good to have multiple options to solve the same problem.


4. Google Play Protect



Android Oreo has been developed to be more secure than previous versions, with Google cracking down on the fastest-growing problem of Android malware with a new anti-malware tool called Google Play Protect.

 "Play Protect is built into every device with Google Play, is always updating, and automatically takes action to keep your data and device safe, so you don't have to lift a finger," - Dave Burke, Vice President of Engineering, Google 

Play Protect helps to detect and remove harmful applications and it scans more than 50 billion apps every day.


5. Battery-Saving and Background Limits

On Android Oreo, Google has blocked apps from reacting to "implicit broadcasts" and doing certain kinds of tasks when they are running in the background in an effort to enhance the battery life of Android smartphones.

Also, Android Oreo will limit some background services and location updates when an app is not in use.
Let's say your music app is playing music in the background, it will not be affected, but it will definitely limit Instagram that doesn't need to be your feed refreshing from running in the background, thereby making apps to use less power and only wake up occasionally to start its services.


6. Android Instan-56mrRU4ZKYk/WZ7d5rHCDJI/AAAAAAAAKS8/sCbjlTpZ9qs8oENGPSXBvnXDsek_VLZRwCHMYCw/s640/%255BUNSET%255D.jpg[/img]

Android Instant Apps is now available for more than 500 million devices globally. It allows you to use certain apps within Google Play without having to download them
You can acess Android Instant apps with a click on a URL,
This feature will definitely come in handy when you're running out of storage space on your phone. You can simply use an instant app for just or check how it works before installing the full version.


[b] 7. Notification Dots (Limit notifications)




If you're tired of having to deal with multiple notifications, Android Oreo will handle that for you.
Oreo has introduced Notification Dots that'll help you to manage each app individually with fine-grained control. It allows you to control how many notifications you see and how they come through

8. Picture-in-Picture Mode


Have you ever been watching a video on YouTube and just got an important message from WhatsApp?.
It's happened to me and it could be quite annoying when you really don't want to stop watching the video.
However, this would not be a problem in Android 8.0 Oreo.

With Android Oreo, you can watch a YouTube video while scrolling through your browser or chatting on WhatsApp on your Android device—thanks to the Picture-in-Picture (PIP) feature.

Once you open an app and start playing a video, tapping the home button, will shrink the video down to the bottom-right corner of your screen while the rest of the app disappears.

You can open any other app and do other things you want to do, while the video continues playing in the background. You can even drag the video" along the border of your screen. This works without any third party app


9. Find my Device
Though this feature has been available for sometime, Google has improved on the feature to make it similar to that of iOS. This feature allows people to locate, lock and wipe their Android devices when they go missing or get stolen. However I still wish this could work offline.


10. New Emoji



Android Oreo has introduced 60 new emojis and a redesign of the current emoji characters. The update also adds new colour support for app developers and the ability to change or animate the shape of icons in their apps.


These aren't all the new features though. I just dropped a few. Once you get the update you can see everything.





Will it work on Gionee m5 plus if I should update it.
Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by Nobody: 10:51am On Aug 27, 2017
Instant app is perfect.

I don't understand what is new in the "install other apps" settings.

Is there no way google could work with Telecoms company to make the "find you phone" feature work offline?

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Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by lekshore: 10:53am On Aug 27, 2017
Nice improvement to the android OS.
Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by Chuksemi(m): 11:12am On Aug 27, 2017
Lol, and some people are still using Kit Kat 4.4 ���

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Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by percyshelu(m): 11:32am On Aug 27, 2017
Chuksemi:
Lol, and some people are still using Kit Kat 4.4 ���
Loool like me ,who get money to change phone now and then
Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by henryobinna(m): 11:58am On Aug 27, 2017
ZUBY77:


Don't take it personal.
It's pretty annoying when people who can not see beyond their nose, take jabs on innovations that are way beyond their lifetime.
so android O is beyond my nose and my lifetime sad sad sad
Re: See The Top 10 New Features In Android Oreo 8.0 by Flye: 12:28pm On Aug 27, 2017
Ok

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