Android 24th August, 2017 James Lawson
After months of talking, testing and waiting finally the Android Oreo reaches the devices this week. Google just enrolled the upgrade for the Android smartphones, however, only for the selected devices which include Pixel and Nexus models. The beta version of the Android for the operating system has been in a testing phase via the developer preview since months. Till date, you must be aware of all the new and fascinating upgrades done by the Google, but you should know precisely the nifty hidden tricks and steps to explore them optimally. So, if you got your hands on the Android O and your device is compatible with the update you can use below tips to get the most out of it.
This is the most amazing and handy feature added by the tech giant to the platform for users to optimize the device more efficiently. This mode lets you keep playing your video in a small window while working the other stuff in the background. The same feature that you must have experienced in YouTube app, but having it in the entire smartphone is something we needed for so long.
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1.Go to your phone's Settings→ Apps and Notifications→Advanced for more options, now you will see more options tap on Special Apps access then select the Picture in Preview option from the list.
2.Now you will be taken to the list of apps that support the PIP feature just enable the app you want to use the feature on.
Enjoy watching video while texting or doing anything on your device.
The Autofill feature is another appreciable advancement done by the company in the Android. By enabling this feature you don't need to enter your login credential every time you open the apps. Whenever you open the App the Google will ask you to save the credentials of the app for your convenience tap on Save.
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Google also permitted the third party most trending mobile apps like LastPass and Dashlane to work inside the other apps to simplify the password management system.
You can choose from LastPass, Fill with Google or any other permitted app service to manage your passwords.
The latest version of the of Android gives you the full authority to customize the background running apps. The battery optimization is very important for the smartphone users, so this feature helps in improving the battery life. The Android Oreo shows you the apps running in the background and allows you kill any of them.
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Unfortunately, in the prior versions of the Android the options which developer usually seek like layout bounds, enabling profile GPU rendering, etc. were hidden under the developer option inside the settings. Android Oreo makes it easy for the developers to enable or disable any of these options with Quick settings.
You remember the last version hidden Flappy bird? Android has something for you in this release also but needs to find it. Don't worry we have already found it for you, just go to the Settings →System →About phone now go to the “Android version 8.0.0” and tap it a couple of times until you see the big yellow Android O symbol. Tap on the symbol few times and press it until your phone vibrates. An octopus will appear on your screen that you can stretch and drag around.
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