Notable Features of the Android Oreo

During the solar eclipse in the US on August 21, Google launched and unveiled the latest android Operating system Android Oreo (Otherwise known as Android O). The name was as a partnership between Google and Nabisco, the producers of the world famous cookie.

A lot of android devices users have begin rolling into the latest Android OS, with device manufacturers providing upgrades for their old devices and manufacturing new Android devices powered by the android Oreo.

We have decided to chart out specific and peculiar characteristics of the Android Oreo, some of which you might have noticed other you just don’t even know they are there.

Scanning apps for safety
To reassure users, Google is making its security measures more prominent throughout Android Oreo.

This menu is found in the Settings app under Security, where you can view how often apps are scanned and when they were last scanned. Presumably, this section will also help you deal with an app Oreo deems unsafe.

Google Play Protect is not just available for Oreo users, with Google recently announcing availability across all Android devices.

Auto-enable Wi-Fi
If you disable Wi-Fi when you're away from home, you'll never have to remember to turn it back on again.

Android Oreo offers the option to have Wi-Fi turn back on when you're near a known, safe Wi-Fi network, such as your home.

New battery settings
Android Oreo battery usage stats are getting a little more granular.

When you view an app's usage stats, it now includes how much battery was due to active use or in the background.

Night Light slider
You can adjust the intensity of the blue light filter when using Android's Night Light mode.

Change the shape of app icons
You can now adjust the shape of app icons without installing a theme or launcher. Currently, there are four different options (left to right): square, rounded square, squircle and teardrop.

Find the setting with a long-press on the home screen and tap Settings. It's unclear if the ability to change the shape of app icons in Oreo will end up being limited to the Pixel launcher, or if it's a feature coming to all Oreo devices.

Persistent notifications get smaller
Persistent notifications are annoying, but part of Android. With Oreo, those notifications will be less prominent.

You can still view the entire notification with a tap, but by default, the notification will be minimized.

New Quick Settings look
Quick Settings tiles get a new look and icons yet again.

Notification Dots
Notification badges aren't just for iOS now. Starting with Oreo, Notification Dots appear on an app icon when you have a pending alert. Hate the idea? Yes, you can disable them.

Autofill passwords... in apps
Google is extending its autofill tech beyond Chrome and into apps. This screenshot is from Snapchat, which isn't yet updated for Oreo, but I was still prompted to let Google fill in my credentials and log me into the app. Password managing apps, such as 1Password, will also have the option to support autofill within apps.

Snooze Notifications on Android Oreo
This is pretty cool -- with Android Oreo, you can snooze notifications with a quick swipe and tap. If you have a text message or email you want to deal with later, swipe to the right on the notification until you see the clock icon. Tap on the clock, select the amount of time you want to snooze it for and then go back to what you were doing.

Smart text select
Instead of fiddling with text selection tools, Google is adding smart text select to Android Oreo.

Basically, Oreo will identify things like addresses or phone numbers on its own. Double-tap the text to auto-highlight what you need to copy, or use the new app shortcut next to the Copy button to speed up the interaction.

These are the peculiar characteristics or features of the Latest Android OS, Android Oreo. If buy any chance you have notices any new feature that may not be listed here you can add them using the comment box. If any of this features does not work or is not noticed on your Android Oreo you can also comment your view. 
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