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Everything you need to know about “Android 8.0 Oreo”

Android 8.0 Oreo

Google Considers Online Survey For Next Android Dessert Name. Well, Google’s naming scheme which goes in alphabetical order. So far, the company has released Cupcake, Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow, and Nougat. The latest OS update is Android 8.0 Oreo.

 

“Smarter, faster and more powerful than ever. The world’s favorite cookie is your new favorite Android release.”

 

Breaking out of the mold from previous releases, Google took to the stage during its March 2017 Google I/O developer conference to announce a new version of Android, named "Android O." In August the name was finally released as "Oreo" and given the distinction of Android 8.0.

 

Google has improved many things in this trend of Android, as well as improving the overall security of the OS, Google has introduced new features and has basically redesigned the OS.

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Feature of Android Oreo

Now that Android Oreo is starting to reach devices outside of the Android Beta program, here are some of the best features you'll find after installing the update.

Picture-in-picture:

This feature allows users to continue watching videos on a small virtual screen, while the other apps get stuff. Google also says that the app will be able to establish itself in Picture-In-Picture mode.

Next time you are chatting with a friend in Google Duo or watching a video, tap the Home button to activate the new feature.

Notification Dots

Notification dots will now appear above those apps that are pending notifications Wow! But it gets better: Long-tap on a dot to get relevant menu actions, which you can take in a single tap.

 

Autofill with Google

Android Oreo also introduces the autofill feature, it’s a pain to type in your information, such as addresses, usernames, and even apps in apps and forms on the web. Google can retrieve passwords saved in your account on Chrome and autofill it on your smartphone.

 

Smart text selection

Oreo also brings smart text selection, it’s contextually aware — Android Oreo automatically recognizes names, addresses, phone numbers, and URLs. On selecting the text, for example a phone number, Android will display a call option along with the usual cut and copy option.

 

Background limits

The latest version of Android Oreo is no different; increasing the automatic limit on what the app can do in the background in many key areas of Google (broadcasts, background services, and location updates, for instance).

Background limits represent a significant change in Android, so we want every developer to get familiar with them.

Android Oreo supports Bluetooth audio codecs like the LDAC codec. There is also a new "Wi-Fi Aware", which was previously known as Neighbor's Awareness Networking. You can communicate with Wi-Fi on supported devices, apps, and nearby devices without internet access point.

 

Keyboard navigation

Another big change is the improvement of keyboard navigation. According to Google more reliable and predictable arrow and tab navigation from the keyboard itself.

 
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Compatible devices

Google has announced Android 8.0 Oreo compatible with the following devices:

 
  1. Nexus 5X
 
  1. Nexus 6P
 
  1. Google Pixel
 
  1. Google Pixel XL
 
  1. Pixel C
 
  1. Nexus Player
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How to get Android 8.0 Oreo

Via Beta Program

This will not be the final version however – it will be the beta version and you will also need a phone that is compatible with Android 8.0. Unless the user’s device is a Google Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel XL and Pixel C, further tests will have to be made and the final version will be out once approved.

Follow the below steps to get the beta version onto your device right now.

Step 1: You can simply go to the Android Beta Program page by Google and sign in.

 

Step 2: After signing in, you will need to ‘Enroll’ your mobile device to see if it supports the beta version of Android 8.0 Oreo or not.

 

Step 3: After enrolling the device, Click on agree to terms of Beta program and conditions by Google.

 

Step 4: After you’ve agreed to the terms and condition, the system update for Android 8.0 Oreo will be made available for your enrolled device.

Via system images

Step 1: Download Android 8.0 Factory Image.

 

Step 2: Go to Settings about phone and tap 7-8 times on the Build number.

 

Step 3: Tap on USB debugging and unlock your device.

 

Step 4: Connect your device to PC via the USB cable.

 

Step 5: Launch command window on your PC.

 

Step 6: Enter bootloader mode by entering following command: adb reboot bootloader.

 

Step 7: Enter this command: fastboot flashing unlock

 

Step 8: Give confirmation to the unlock message by pressing volume up to select the Yes option and power button to proceed.

 

Step 9: Type fastboot reboot to get the device rebooted into bootloader mode.

 

Step 10: Your device will reboot to Android 8.0 Oreo OS.

 
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First Problems with Android Oreo (Bluetooth issues)

The most serious of problems listed are constantly losing Bluetooth connection, broken sound after plugging in headphones/loudspeakers and faulty behavior of Android Auto.

Outgoing calls using the device speakers instead of the car, media content not being displayed properly and the phone not playing audio despite being paired over Bluetooth.

 
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How to fix Android Oreo Bluetooth issues

Restart the Device

Restarting the device is the first thing to try when you face any kind of issue as it can fix many problems.

Clear the cache

 

Step 1: Go to settings in your android Oreo

 

Step 2: Tap apps & notifications

 

Step 3: Tap app info

 

By default Bluetooth is hidden in system apps.

 

Step 4: Tap three vertical dots from top right corner

 

Step 5: Tap show system

 

Step 6: Tap Bluetooth

 

Step 7: Tap storage

 

Step 8: Tap clear cache

 

Reset network settings

 

Step 1: Go to Settings in android Oreo

 

Step 2: Tap on system

 

Step 3: Tap on Reset

 

Step 4: Tap on Network settings reset

 

Step 5: Again touch Reset settings

 

Have you updated your Pixel or Nexus smartphone for the Android 8.0 Oreo? Tell us how you feel about the new OS in the comments section below.

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