Android 8.0 Oreo

Introducing Android 8.0 Oreo™
Smarter, faster, more powerful and sweeter than ever. The world’s favorite cookie is your new favorite Android release.

Swift moves, behind the scenes

2x faster:
Get started on your favorite tasks more quickly with 2x the boot speed when powering up*
*boot time as measured on Google Pixel

Background limits:
Android Oreo helps minimize background activity in the apps you use least, it’s the super power you can’t even see.

Do two things at once, at once

Picture-in-Picture:
Allows you to see two apps at once, it’s like having super strength and laser vision.

A hero who’s ready before you are

Autofill:
With your permission, Autofill remembers your logins to get you into your favorite apps at supersonic speed.

Dive into more apps with fewer taps

Notification Dots:
Press the notification dots to quickly see what’s new, and easily clear them by swiping away.

Android Instant Apps:
Teleport directly into new apps right from your browser, no installation needed.

Express yourself in more ways than ever

Emoji:

Share the feels with a fully redesigned emoji set, including over 60 new emoji.

 

Powers, and beyond

Accessibility button
Allows you to quickly access from the navigation bar accessibility features, like magnification, and functionality within accessibility services, like Select to Speak.

Accessibility volume
Accessibility services can optimize the audio experience for users with disabilities.

Adaptive icons
Developers can now provide a full-bleed square shaped icon and OEMs will mask the icon to ensure intra-device consistency.

Ambient screen
Highlights the incoming notification with larger font, highlighted app name and immediate access to actions.

Background execution limits
More control over how apps run in the background for better overall system performance.

Background location limits
Limits the frequency of location updates in the background for better overall system health.

Deep color
Enables applications to render richer visual content with more vibrant colors and subtler gradients. Supports full color management which allows applications to render images in the format and quality they were intended.

Downloadable fonts
Applications no longer need to bundle custom fonts, which helps reduce their size.

Install unknown apps
Hostile downloader apps can’t operate without permission; users now permit the installation of APKs per-source.

Integrated printing support
Compatible with all Mopria-certified printers, which make up 97% of printers sold worldwide.

Linkable files
API that allows you to share files across the Internet via web links.

Native C/C++ API for high-performance audio
API function for high-performance audio including Native C/C++ audio API.

Notification categories
More granular and consistent control over which notifications can appear and how intrusive they are.

Notification snoozing
Lets users hide notifications for a period of time, similar to Inbox snoozing.

Pointer capture
Pointer capture allows the app to capture all mouse input.

Project Treble
The biggest change to the foundations of Android to date: a modular architecture that makes it easier and faster for hardware makers to deliver Android updates.

TextView autosizing
Developers can now let the size of their text expand or contract automatically based on the size and characteristics of the TextView, making it much easier to optimize the text size on different screens or with dynamic content.

Tooltips
Support for tooltips (small popup windows with descriptive text) for views and menu items.

Wi-Fi Assistant
Auto-connects you to high quality open WiFi and secures your connection with a VPN back to Google.

Ref:
https://www.android.com/versions/oreo-8-0/