The most recent iteration of the mobile battle has started. Together with Monday’s 2017 solar elipse, Google disclosed that the official title of its newest mobile OS is Android Oreo.
Let’s say you are seeing a YouTube movie and suddenly recall what you will need to do. Typically, you would need to depart from this movie and start Google Keep or your own notes program to jot the reminder.
In Android Oreo, you will only be required press the home button and the movie shrinks to a movable window. The clip keeps playing as you start up Keep to compose your notice, or do anything else on your phone. It is possible to reopen the YouTube video, or swipe away the thumbnail when you are done.
It is called picture-in-picture (PIP), and if you’ve ever used a the latest Samsung Galaxy telephone, you might already know more about the feature.
You’re going to have the ability to fool around with PIP, like correcting the dimensions, or get it out of the way. You will also have the ability to opt out should you not like it. Only 1 PIP will operate at one moment. In case you’ve got a PIP window already running and press Home again, then you won’t receive another PIP window, you’ll visit the Home display.
Picture-in-picture will work together with the likes of Google’s Duo calling program and Netflix initially; support for Maps will probably come afterwards. We are very enthusiastic about a Maps PIP since it means that you may navigate in a very small thumbnail as you do other things, such as check your email, navigate Facebook or send text messages.
Notices for New Applications
You already get alarms in the pull-down notifications near the bottom of the display, however with Android Oreo, you will notice a dot appear alongside a program icon which informs you that you have an unread item.
Here is the best part. You may press and hold the program icon to enlarge the message and have a glimpse at the alert content.
Sound familiar? Both the notification badges and glancing take a page out of Apple iOS on the iPhone and iPad; they have both had badges for several years. But these are just two attributes we welcome on Android.
Notifications have been synced between the dot and the notification icon, so tapping on one will clear the other. Eagle-eyed users may observe that the colour of the dot fits the program icon.
Auto-fill (such as on Chrome)
So Google is taking over autofill out of Chrome on the background computer to Chrome on cellular. Alright!
You will see an optionality to include fill areas such as your username, password, and address, credit card number. Click here to fill. Two clicks and you are in.
Android Oreo’s autofill feature will encourage third-party suppliers, also. Therefore, in the event that you start Twitter, then Android Oreo will indicate your password and username. The important aspect is that autofill will take the hassle away from moving between devices.
Better paste and copy
If you are like us, you kindly put up with pasting or copying on cellular since there’s no other option. Selecting a telephone number, email address or phrase does not always function perfectly, and you also spend some time trying to get the right selection. Now you don’t have to, as Oreo takes much of the hassle away!