Update: Google has introduced Android Oreo, its most current significant operating system update that will launch in the coming days. While you wait on the upgrade to find to your phone, read about what’s coming in the Double Stuf’d upgrade below. 

Original write-up follows below.

Android Oreo is the official name of the following variation of Google’s mega-popular mobile operating system readied to launch soon. 

Whether you have actually installed the Android Oreo developer preview or if you’re still playing it awesome with the a lot more steady Android Nougat, the upgrade will certainly show up as well as mount without much initiative at all. 

If you aren’t alerted, you could attempt to examine for the upgrade in the setups menu, yet bear in mind that Google is rolling the upgrade out in phases. Naturally, we’ll be keeping you abreast of when it officially debuts. 

To be eligible for the upgrade, you’ll need to have a Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X or Pixel C to get started. 

Don’t have a Google-branded phone? The firm revealed Project Treble, a campaign that will make certain that Android Oreo involves a lot more tools than previous operating system updates. In addition, the listing of supported gadgets definitely expand as the year goes on, with the Google Pixel 2 rumored to launch soon.

Follow along as we study a list of confirmed features, all which are available now in the beta. 

  • Here’s exactly how to set up Android O right now

Confirmed Android O features


Picture in Picture (PiP) mode

As is already seen on the iPad as well as some bespoke third-party launchers for Android, this would natively enable you to have one sustained app stay ordinary on top of an additional different app.
This is a small feature, but one that makes multitasking much less of a concession than split-window mode as well as more of a kicked back experience. In our experience, PiP is in functioning order and also runs as planned when enjoying a YouTube video.

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Faster boot times

While quick boot times are generally connected with a boost in hardware. Google revealed that Android O will bring those benefits to all phones that run the software.
And it’s not simply the operating system that becomes faster to fill up, yet the apps on your phone can start running quicker, too.

Restricted background activities

This is a power-saving feature that de-prioritizes app functions running in the background, which in turn implies that your battery is going to possibly last much longer than it presently does on Android Nougat.
Paired with most likely renovations to the Doze function that intelligently saves battery throughout down-time, it’s viable that Android O could aid squeeze an additional handful of hours out of your phone. 

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Contextual press-to-hold options

In an e-mail attempting to copy an address so that you can paste it right into Google Maps? No much more, states Android O. By utilizing artificial intelligence, the OS could now recognize which application is best for the string of characters you’re collaborating with. Another example consisted of having the ability to highlight a telephone number and pop right into the dialer.

Adaptive icons

As the name suggests, Google has introduced rigorous layout guidelines for designers to adhere to that will help to produce a merged aesthetic design across more apps.

In enhancement, these new application symbols will animate based upon customer communication as well as … have you seen the animation trial? Look up. It looks awesome.

It seems that Google hasn’t presented these awesome icons yet, but ideally we could eagerly anticipate them coming in the final release.

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Boosted audio performance

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the very first Android phone to come set up with Bluetooth 5, a technology that will certainly widen the transmission capacity and increase the rate limit in the wireless pipeline for your material to take a trip with and thus, improve the quality of audio material sent wirelessly in between your phone and also headphones.
And while many devices will adhere to fit, audio quality on Android is getting yet an additional boost many thanks to Android O’s native support for LDAC, Sony’s hi-res Bluetooth sound codec.
In the developer options, we’re already seeing tons of choices for tweaking the bitrate for audio and also we expect extra advancements to come down the line. This one could be a huge offer, specifically for those withholding getting right into the very best cordless headphones.

This is all great information, specifically since the Google Pixel 2 may not have a headphone jack.

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Notification dots

An oldie that’s been knocking around for several years on iphone as well as some third-party launchers, this brings an at-a-glance notice bubble to app symbols on the homescreen as an indigenous Android feature.

Unlike iOS, Android O doesn’t inform you the amount of pending signals you have actually within a given app, yet recognizing where to guide your interest at the minimum is a good thing.

New emoji


Google is lastly changing the gumdrop emoji design from older versions of Android and also is currently making rounder face symbols for Android O. 

There are additionally brand-new emoji through starstruck, vomitting, fairy, mermaid, giraffe, wizard and even more options.


Easter egg

It wouldn’t be a brand-new version of Android without a new easter egg mini-game to try out. Oddly enough, the programmer sneak peek of O likewise comes with Android Nougat’s odd cat-feeding mini game.

But into O, clicking and holding on the OS’ logo design takes us to a strange, vacant display with just an octopus on it. Might O be a stand-in for “Octopus”? It’s not likely.

Either method, this mini-game is pretty fundamental and not really much of a video game whatsoever. You can pull the octopus around the screen, viewing as its legs flop everywhere. As well as … that’s it. If Android O choose a different name, expect a new and improved mini-game to follow.

We’ll be broadening this attribute whenever Google introduces new attributes, along with when new smart devices add support for Oreo.