The main new Features of Android 8.0 Oreo

Android 8.0 Oreo is already official. The new version of the operating system will be available for the different smartphones that will have the update to the new version. Do you think your smartphone will update to the new version? The main new Features of Android 8.0 Oreo are as follows:

Android 8.0 Oreo

Picture-in-Picture

The new Picture-in-Picture mode is actually a Multiventana-like mode. In the mode that was already present in Android 7 Nougat it was possible to run two apps simultaneously. The screen split in two. Actually, dividing a screen in two is not useful, because the applications are not designed to run on half screen.

However, Picture-in-Picture mode is really useful, because we can make one of the two applications stay in one corner of the screen, being smaller. Thus, the main application running will continue in full screen, and the secondary application will simply be smaller. It’s perfect if you’re following a live conference, and you want to write notes.

Notification Dots

So far, the notifications had become useless. With a lot of notifications, it had become impossible to locate the ones that were really useful. Of course, when notifications about the different goals of your team result in you not seeing your boss asking you to sign your contract, you can see that the notifications are useless.

However, that changes with Notification Dots. Basically, all applications on the desktop will have a notification tag, which will allow us to see what notifications we have, and it will be possible to respond to an email from the notification without having to run the application.

Adaptive Icons

The icons of the applications on the iPhone are a square with rounded corners. Google Pixel icons were circular, but in general, Android icons do not have to be circular or square. However, in Android 8.0 Oreo, developers will have to add different icon designs so that the icon design of each application is the same in each launcher, or whatever the interface design of the manufacturer of our smartphone.

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