Tasty New Features in Android Oreo

Are you wondering what new features Android 8.0 brings to Android phones? The Android O has finally been revealed as Android 8.0 Oreo. This update was actually launched during last month’s solar eclipse. Google stated that Android 8.0 will make your device faster, smarter and more powerful than ever before. There are numerous improvements in the latest update and some new features like picture-in-picture and increased security protections. In this article, we have listed everything we know about Android 8.0 Oreo so far.

New Features

Android 8.0 Oreo offers plenty of new features for your favorite smartphones. Read on to learn more.


One of the greatest features to be introduced by Android Oreo is its picture-in-picture capability. This feature enables you to watch any video on a smaller screen while you work on your email or anything else. In other words, this feature lets you use 2 apps at the same time.

Stronger Security

Another feature that Android Oreo introduces is increased security. This update is more secure than past ones, as it has built-in Google Play Protect. Along with this, Oreo places your security status front and center in the settings and has strict app install controls. These make it more secure than previous versions of Android.

New Emoji

The emoji library has been redesigned, and 60 new emoji have been added. Google has made icons more consistent in terms of style and size. Moreover, Google has added badges as well. The latter feature is one which Apple has had for many years in iOS.


Next up, Android 8.0 will reduce your device’s boot time by a factor of 2. This update reduces the background activity in the least-used apps. This will help extend the battery life of your phone.

Other notable features:

  • App logins are remembered using Auto Fill 
  • The notification dot shows what is new and can easily be swiped off-screen 
  • The Android Instant App launches in your browser without installation
  • Camera upgrades
  • Smart text selection

Which Smartphone Will Receive the Update First?

The Android 8.0 Oreo update will be delivered to your device starting August 21 for Pixel and Nexus. The first phones to receive the update will be Google Pixel and Pixel XL. Other phones include Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Nexus 5X and Pixel C. Here is a list of smartphone brands that will receive the update anywhere from two to six months from now:

  • General Mobile
  • Huawei
  • HTC
  • LG
  • Motorola
  • Samsung
  • Sony
  • Sharp
  • Nokia
  • Blackberry

In the end, Android 8.0 will do wonders for user experience. Google has introduced new features in order to provide high performance. Features like picture-in-picture and Auto Fill promise a smooth experience. Google Android phones such as Pixel and Nexus will be the first to receive the update. It will take a couple of months for other manufacturers to bring the new update. What do you think of Android 8.0? Let us know in the comments below.