18 New Android 8.0 Oreo Features and Changes

There are some of the users, who watched the solar eclipse, then are some who searched for the Android Oreo Features. What is, is what we are about to know here. Let us know the insights of the Android 8.0 Features which I believe would be worth knowing about. The first glimpse of Android 8.0 is gettable to the users owning Nexus Devices. You know the latest stuff is for the latest.

Revamped and Advanced Features of Android 8.0 or so often called Android Oreo

  • Long Battery life
  • Fastened Updates
  • Upgraded security
  • Smart Text Selection
  • Faster Rebooting
  • Restricted Background Activities.
  • Set of new Emojis with around 60+

There are more coming up and are listed below in details.

Android 8.0 Oreo Features & Changes

Power Saving

Google has employed some power saving techniques and restricted the background apps that consume the device’s power hence, letting you enjoy the long battery life. Those running in the background cover apps like unnecessary updates and chunk notifications from web-enabled services. Also, you don’t need to put another cleaner app or monitor app to detect which one is causing your device pain of the battery drain. Android O has it in built.In the version Nougat, you could only restrict an app’s activity in the background,however, in this version the ability is enhanced by setting the priority on aparticular app depending on the battery usage and life. To do this, just tap and hold to drag the app anywhere you like.

Google Protect

Protect runs in the background so as to get your device optimum security by detecting malware and getting rid of it from your phone as well as from the playstore.

Wi-Fi Aware to Enhance Network Accessibility

Wi-Fi Aware,known as Neighbor Awareness Networking or NAN to help the devices communicate with other devices that are compatible and are in the vicinity. This is done without having an internet connection. Using Wi-Fi Aware communicator apps you can locate and discover other devices without configuring any access point.

Auto-fill Password Ability

Google has done something eye-catching by allowing users to save their Passwords at a central base via the Auto-fill feature to the Android Oreo OS. You wouldn’t need to have filled the same information over and over again while logging into apps and filling out forms. So need to copy-paste it either. This has been done to tighten the security while your banking information gets transmitted over a secure channel.

Rescue Party Joins in

To catch your close sight, here is another Android 8.0 feature that will avoid your apps from crashing. The Android 8.0 system monitors the activities and takes backups to recover your state by reinstating the last known previous state with the help of factory reset. So, if you have Android Oreo, you’ll be getting it by default.

Support for HDR Displays

If you have a liking for HDR media, this is the newest feature that supports your device to save and process the media files e.g. saving or sending the images in a variety of colors.

Adaptability of Icons

Enjoy app icons in different colors and designs which, basically depends on the manufacturer’s UI. Icons differ for different UI and for different devices. They may appear round or square of even funky as per the manufacturers’ skin. In Android,the ability to adapt to the skin is quite a new concept added by Google. Android 8.0 gets you icons visibility and appearance by a standardized set of icons which appears the way the skin is set to.

Quick Integration of Widgets

No need to sift through the list of ordered apps to add a particular widget. Unlike the Older versions of Androids, you can now just long press an icon of the app to add its widget.

Bluetooth is to look out for

Boosted up Bluetooth via the LDAC codecs technology is as better as it gets. Sony has joined Google to create better LDAC technology that can transfer over 990 kbps bit rate via Bluetooth.

SmarterText Selection

The smart codes get smarter here by analyzing your texting and typing pattern, reading the input and recognizes when you want to or try to copy/paste something. That something includes texts, URL, web address, names or even a phone number. The entire text or content gets selected automatically rather than selecting it manually.The convenience is furthered by aiding you to auto correct the copied information and later, suggesting you how or with which app you want to use or share it. Take a note of the previous and current apps or the text you are looking to search. It is all about what you search.

Search and find app info

Access to an Apps info gets easier and better, the on the go Feature of Android is the easier way to search for an app installed on your device. This feature is identical to the Settings menu in Android Lollipop, but with Oreo, it is right beneath your fingers to close an app, clear its cache or even restrict its accessibility.

Improved Notifications in Android O

The newly introduced notifications channels and Notifications Dots by Google will enable users the advanced accessibility over bulky notifications and an ease to manage them by snoozing, color coding according to the app, setting them to snooze, or even blocking the unwanted ones. In a word, customizability is achievable in Android Oreo devices. Something to check out in the Notifications dots is that they will be appearing on an apps icon and when you long press an apps shortcut, you can view what a notification is about. Users can even manage a notification by channel or a particular topic. If you have some unread notifications, you’ll see them appearing on the top of your app icons similar to the iOS apps.

Better Keyboard Handling

Android Oreo gets the users a Physical Keyboard experience to improve key navigation and access while switching from one tab to another.

Handling Cached Data Gets Better

Android Oreo has set restrictions on installed Apps by allowing them to use a specific space to store cached data. Each app uses its own space quotaand if it exceeds the limit, the system will flush the data from such apps to save some space whenever necessary.

Address Search Gets Easier

Restricted to Google’s apps only, when the address is tapped on, Google Maps will bring you the location of the place on your screen. This was something we missed in Android Nougat, but surely won’t be missed in Oreo. It is still hazy that whether this feature is supported in all the apps or is it just equipped with built-in Google Apps on Android 8.0.


You can observe it already in your YouTube app, a small window open playing your video while you scroll and search through the list of other ones. The Picture-in-picture mode pretty much provides you the multitasking ability. This feature was early seen in Android TV but not yet in any other earlier versions of Android.

Shapes and Gestures Recognition

This thing I saw on some unknown devices, that none even heard of. The gesture recognition feature is introduced in Android Oreo where you have to draw onscreen and the starting letter of an app and the same will be launched.

Have some more of Creative Emojis

A new set of over 60 emojis await users that are similar to that of used on iOS and Whatsapp.

Facts that May Click you

  • Android Oreo Release Date: 21st August 2017.
  • Devices that are supported: Nexus and Pixel.
  • Are Previous Versions of Nexus be updated for Oreo? : No
  • Whether the upgrade will be available for other devices (with latest Android OS) or not? Well, it is still being considered.
  • Big Names have prepared to launch the newest range of devices with Either Nougat or Oreo or will be upgradable to the newest OS.

For older Android Versions, however, users are sadly not going to be able to have Oreo upgrade.