Android 8.0 Oreo key features revealed — including better battery life and a ‘league of extraordinary emojis’

GOOGLE has announced lots of helpful new features to make your smartphone even smarter. Here’s everything coming to Android.

Oreo boasts several new features, including the ability to respond to notifications directly on a phone’s home screen and the ability to access apps without installing them on a device. Picture: Mark Lennihan

GOOGLE has announced its latest operating system, Android 8.0 Oreo.

The update comes with new features like picture-in-picture and Autofill to help you navigate tasks seamlessly.

WHAT’S NEW?

It boasts stronger security protections and speed improvements that keep you safe and moving at lightspeed.

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Ever try checking your schedule while staying on a video call? Android Oreo makes it easy with picture-in-picture, letting you see two apps at once: it’s like having the power to be in two places at the same time.

We’ve all been overwhelmed by notifications and managed to miss the ones you care about the most.

But Oreo has notification dots let you tap to see what’s new in your apps like the important ones you put on your home-screen and then take action on those notifications quickly.

Picture in picture makes it easier to navigate different apps at once.

Picture in picture makes it easier to navigate different apps at once.Source:Supplied

MORE SECURE

Android Oreo is more secure with Google Play Protect built in, security status front and centre in settings, and tighter app install controls.

That means you’re better protected from nasty malware that could help crooks steal all your dosh.

BOOSTED BATTERY LIFE

Your battery is about to last a lot longer, too. Android Oreo helps minimise unintentional overuse of battery from apps in the background; these limits keep your battery going longer.

Android Oreo helps minimise unintentional overuse of battery from apps in the background; these limits keep your battery going longer.

Speed is essential for phone addicts and with Android Oreo, you can get started on tasks more quickly than ever with a faster boot speed (up to twice as fast on Pixel, in fact).

Once you’re powered up, Autofill on Android Oreo remembers things like logins (with your permission) to quickly get you into your favourite apps.

Plus, support for Android Instant Apps means you can teleport directly into new apps, no installation needed.

LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY EMOJIS

There’s over 60 completely new emoji to share with your pals.

And these ones actually look like the iOS emojis, not strange alien blobs.

The operating system has a slew of new emojies.

The operating system has a slew of new emojies.Source:Supplied

WHEN CAN YOU GET IT?

Google said: “We’re pushing the sources to Android Open Source Project (AOSP) for everyone to access today.

“Pixel and Nexus 5X/6P builds have entered carrier testing, and we expect to start rolling out in phases soon, alongside Pixel C and Nexus Player.

“We’ve also been working closely with our partners, and by the end of this year, hardware makers including Essential, General Mobile, HMD Global Home of Nokia Phones, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp and Sony are scheduled to launch or upgrade devices to Android 8.0 Oreo.”

Any devices enrolled in the Android Beta Program will also receive this final version.

This article originally appeared on The Sun.

Sisters Courtney, left, and Ashley Chang pose for photos with friends next to the newly-unveiled sculpture of the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in New York. Picture: Mark Lennihan

Sisters Courtney, left, and Ashley Chang pose for photos with friends next to the newly-unveiled sculpture of the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in New York. Picture: Mark Lennihan

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