Google Android 8.0 Oreo is now official and revealed the Lists OEMs Whose Phones Are Getting the update
Google has made the highly anticipated version of Android OS official and it will be called Android Oreo. The new platform arrives with a bunch of new features – Here we look at some of its new features.
Better Battery Life Thanks To Background Limits
The first stable build of Android 8.0 Oreo revamps battery usage statistics. The developers will now be confined to using more specific reviewers and the job scheduler. This will effectively ensure that apps wake up in the background more effectively and do their job more efficiently. Oreo is also going to recognize apps that don’t need to be refreshed in the background
The picture-in-picture mode was originally developed for Android TV as a part of Nougat, however, now it’s on phones and tablets too. This is more like MIUI 9 feature but more upgraded and realistic one.
The floating video player is already supported by apps like YouTube, Chrome and VLC and we will see this feature be adapted by other video hosting platforms in the near future. The app needs to have support for PiP video and one can toggle this feature by watching a video in full-screen mode and simply tapping on the home button. This will shrink the video to a floating player and it will continue playing.
Xiaomi is also going to roll out Android Oreo to its 13 Xiaomi phones but dont expect the update rolling out to your Mi devices anytime soon.
Lists of OEMs getting early taste of Android 8.0 Oreo
- Nokia 8, Nokia 6
- LG V30, LG V20, LG G6
- HTC U11, U Ultra, U Play, HTC 10, HTC 10 Evo, HTC Desire 10 Pro and HTC Desire 10
- Huawei P10, P10 Plus
- Moto Z2 Force
- Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player and Pixel C
- Samsung Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition, Galaxy Tab S3 and the upcoming Galaxy Note 8
- Sony Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia Xzs, Xperia XZ, Xperia X Compact, Xperia X Performance, Xperia XA1 and Xperia XA1 Ultra
- Xiaomi Redmi 4A, Mi 5C, Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4X, Redmi Note 4X, Redmi 4, Mi Mix, Mi 5S, Mi 5S Plus, Redmi 3S, Redmi 3S Prime, Mi 5, and Redmi Note 3.