Yesterday, Google officially announced the name of the updated version of the Android Platform. As obvious the ‘O’ stands for Oreo and the company also showcased the statue for representing the Android O. However, the company released latest version of the Android is only for the Pixel and Nexus devices for now. The developer preview was released by the Google couple of months ago for the testing purpose. In case you are looking to upgrade your Android experience with new features and advancements here is how you can get the Android O to your compatible device.
Before going for the latest release of the Android you should be aware of the list of compatible devices. For now, the upgrade is released only for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C.
Google has simplified the process of upgrading the platform as compared to the prior releases. You just need to visit to the Android Beta Program Page in order to start the process. You can sign in with the same Google account that you are using on the devices listed in the list of compatible devices. After signing in, you are ready to go and installation of the update is one click away. Now you will see “Enroll Device” button just beside the image of your device image click on the button.
Now the Android O will start downloading to your device after the downloading the version will quickly install. This is the most convenient and easy way to get the latest release, Google worked on the process of upgrading the Android to make it simpler.
Your device is now running on the latest version of the Android, you must be looking for the changes and upgrades to feel the difference. There are many additions and improvement done by the Google, but you need to check out these 3 features first as soon as you get your hands on the update.
Android O is smart and it aims at the apps working in the background unnecessarily and consuming more battery. On the prior version of the Android, the most of the apps silently work in the background, even the user is not using performing the action relating to them. Android O is smart enough to restrict the unnecessary background actions of the apps. For example, if the user is playing a song or creating a playlist in the music player the Facebook or Instagram aren't allowed to refresh their feed. This feature of the Android O will surely improve the battery life.
There are too many log-in details along with the long password that we need to remember in order to keep our accounts secured. The new Autofill feature of the Android O will relieve you from the burden of long passwords as the apps can register themselves as the autofill providers with the system.
The new version has an option of Autofill provider which you need to select in the settings to activate the Autofill feature. The system asked for the credential details from the app whenever the user need it. The Autofill system can be verified via fingerprint or unlock pattern whenever the user wants to access their account.
This feature has enabled the users to watch the video while doing other activities on the device. Now you don't need to stop or quit the video in order to reply an email or to read a WhatsApp message you can answer the mail or message while video is playing. However, the feature in not new in tech world, you must have experienced this attribute in the YouTube app.
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