It’s official: Android 8.0 Oreo phones will power up 2x faster than Android Nougat – and there’s more

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According to Google, the newly launched Android 8.0 Oreo will improve the start-up time of your current Android Nougat phone by up to 2x the current figure.

This is a bold statement, but it’s what many are expecting from any new software upgrade. Android Nougat has a feature that limits background processes in order to improve the performance of the phone. Apparently, Android 8.0 Oreo has a similar, but upgraded feature. The OS will also limit background activity in apps that you use rarely and when this happens, the resources that would have been used there are directed to current, active process, thus making them execute faster.

With a device that can startup at a shorter time than before, users of Android 8.0 Oreo will be more satisfied than ever, however, this is not the only feature that the new OS brings to the table.

There are lots of other features that Oreo has. For instance, you will no longer be needed to manually enter login details to apps thanks to a new feature known as autofill. With this feature, users of Oreo-powered devices will have usernames and passwords of their favorite apps entered instantly, just like it already happens on the web using PCs.

Android 8.0 Oreo also brings the much-anticipated picture in picture feature. This feature lets you minimize a video call on Skype or WhatsApp and thus get some space to do something else, be it sending someone a message on the app or checking out something else on the phone, like your emails. Once done, you can go back to the full-screen by tapping on the minimized app.

You will also come across another nifty feature known as notification dots. This one gives you a quick access to the notifications of any supported app. Simply long-press on the icon of the app you want to check out and from there, you should be able to view the notifications as well as clear them by simply swiping away.

With the growing love for emojis, it was never a doubt that Android 8.0 Oreo will introduce new ones or at least revamp the current ones. Well, if you are a fan of these little characters, Oreo has more than 60 new emojis for you. You will also notice some design changes to the current ones.

As you may know, Android 8.0 Oreo was unveiled yesterday and so far, the OTA update is still not available, even for the Google Pixels and Nexuses. However, those who own supported devices from the two lineups, including the Nexus Player and Pixel C tablet, can get their hands on the system image files and flash them manually on their devices.

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