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Android 8.0 overhauls installing apps from unknown sources

Android 8.0 overhauls installing apps from unknown sources

Background limits: Android Oreo helps minimize background activity in the apps you use least, it's the super power you can't even see. Luckily, we have a current list of phones to get Android O. Hopefully more manufacturers will make announcements in the coming days and weeks.

Android Oreo can select text on screen with a bit more intelligence-if you tap and hold on a recognizable bit of text (like a phone number), then Android can automatically highlight the whole lot for you. It also auto-connects a the phone to a high quality open Wi-Fi and secures the connection with a VPN back to Google. #Indian Express reported that at the moment, Android Lollipop (which is about two years old) and Marshmallow (a year old) dominate most of the smartphones at the moment, with only 12.3 per cent of the devices being powered by Android Nougat 7.0.

Asus has also confirmed that its 2016-series Zenfone 3 and Zenfone 4 series models will get the firmware in the form of ZenUI v4.0. However, fans might have to wait to rather long for the update as the supported devices will get Android 8.0 by the second half of 2018.

Android Oreo has at last been fully baked, and given a name, and is now rolling out to those of you with a Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, or Pixel C; Google says a bunch of other handsets will get Oreo by the end of the year too.

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HTC has revealed that some of its devices will be getting the new Android Oreo software update, although the company has not given an exact release date for the software as yet.

WebView enhancements: Android Oreo enables WebView multi-process mode by default and adds an API to let apps handle errors and crashes. But we do expect that the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy S8 series will be the first ones to get Android Oreo.

The LG V30 will be launching quite soon and the company had posted the Oreo eclipse teaser on Twitter right before its release.

In accordance with the codename unveiling, there is now a suitably dedicated section of the Google website that details the features to be expected in the latest release. Recently launched Coolpad Play 6 in India will get the Android Oreo update by December. It shouldn't be long until Android O is up and running for Essential owners.


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