All you need to know about Android Oreo.

By Narasimhan Bhadri.

Basically, Android versions resemble the snack items. From cupcake, which was officially released but Unknowingly the first version of Android was called as version 1.0 (no Codename). And further, it was developed by google who started with the names of snacks items.The first officially announced version was version 1.5 cupcakes and later, after every 6 months, they released many android versions such as a donut, froyo, honeycomb, ice cream sandwich, jelly bean, KitKat, lollypop, marshmallow, nougat.And now the new one after a gap of exactly 1 year is oreo. It is the version 8.0.It was first released as a developer preview earlier this year on March 21,2017.

August 21 was called as eclipse day by Americans, Google took an opportunity to host an Eclipse- themed Android 8.0 launch event in New York City.

With the name of the latest version, this oreo is shipping out across the usual distributors. The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) is getting the 8.0 code drop. OTAs will begin to roll out "soon" to the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, and Pixel C. In fact, pixel and pixel Xcel users have already got it if they were running the beta.It comes to around 38 MB update, although it takes up to an hour to install.

The update brings a big revamp of the notification panel, with a new layout, colors, and features, like snoozing As usual google is taking care of background enhancements and better battery life. There are new, updatable emoji, a faster startup time, all new settings. Plenty of security enhancements features are also included by Google namely”Google play protect” malware system.Another significant feature is that this android 8.0 brings project treble to new devices, a modularization of the OS away from the hardware, which should make It's easier to develop and roll out new Android updates.

The sleeping mobile brand and the brand that has gone out of market Nokia is going to launch Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6 with the updated android oreo.

In general, any new software release should be “better” than its predecessor. First, the new Picture-in- Picture mode. Android Oreo allows activities to launch in picture-in-picture (PiP) mode. This is a special type of multi-window mode which Is mostly used for video playback. Pip mode was already available for Android TV, but Android Oreo makes the feature available on mobile. Secondly, Android Oreo introduces the Autofill Framework. It is designed to make filling out forms, such as login and credit card forms, much faster and easier.

Similarly, Android Oreo can learn about a users’ sharing preferences to better understand which are the right apps to share with. For example, if you take a selfie then Android Oreo could suggest a social media app; if you take a photo of a receipt, Android Oreo can suggest an expense-tracking app; and so on. Android Oreo supports Wi-Fi Aware, also known as Neighbor Awareness Networking or NAN. Devices with the right hardware can discover and connect directly to each other via Wi-Fi Aware.

Another big change in Oreo is to the way Android handles background tasks. The changes are designed to limit what background tasks can do and so improve battery life.

Wrapping up, The only frustrating thing is that unless you own a Pixel or a Nexus then you are going to have to wait and see when android oreo can be available for your device.