Android Oreo, also known as Android 8.0, was launched by Google last night following months of beta releases and tweaks to the system. The eighth major iteration of the software includes notification dots for icons, picture within picture video playback and auto-fill so as to quickly enter passwords and other personal information.

Oreo will eventually be rolled out for all Smartphone devices, though there is the issue of Android fragmentation that implies not all Android devices are going to be upgraded to Oreo. A number of smart phones are still on Android M which is almost two years old. The one after that was the Nougat of which was on 12.3 percent of devices. Android Marshmallow holds a device percentage of 32.3. As such, the Oreo’s objective is to get and retain the largest percentage of devices within a short period of time and would do this via their attractive security and interface features.

After the release date, Google has subsequently pushed Android 8.0 Oreo from developer preview and public beta and into the Open source project. The result would allow third party Smartphone manufacturers to work on the operating system for their own particular devices. The number of tweaks to design and function for the operating system of Google would also determine the duration it would take in order to appear on third party device types.

What Oreo brings


It comes available with stronger security protocols, as well as improvements in the speed. It was not possible previously to check one’s schedule while staying on a video call. This time Android Oreo makes it easy using picture within the picture that allows one to see two apps at the same time. This way, it would like being able to be in two places at once.

Increased speed

With the fickle market wholly dependent on convenience, speed is essential for phone users. Android Oreo is supposed to facilitate faster execution of tasks including faster boot ups. Support for Android Instant Apps would also mean that one would be able to teleport directly into new applications without a need for installation. Autofill options will also be allegedly better with Android Oreo as concerns logins, to favorite apps and designated passwords.

Of course, this presents a question of security. Users would be worried as the level of compromise because of auto fill option. Apparently, it will be more secure with Google play Protect being a built in feature. There will also be a tighter control on app installation. All of this adds up to protection from malware, ransomware and other security issues that would cause harm to the user, both socially and financially.

Better battery life

Android Oreo apparently assists in the minimizing of unintentional overuse for battery life from apps which are in the background. The limitations which have been set would keep one’s battery going for a longer time. Oreo helps to keep background app overuse to a minimum as they are one of the key reasons behind rapid battery drain, thus keeping one’s battery going for much longer.