What is Android Oreo? - The version 8.0 of Android

Android Oreo - Version 8.0 of Android

Android Oreo is the version 8.0 of android operating system. The operating system which released by the Android after the android Nougat. With the cheaper hardware cost the devices got better specifications where the operating system and the software layer can perform better than any day before in the history of the cellular phone industry.

1. What is Android Oreo?

Oreo is the version 8.0 of the android operating system which was released by the android. The initial preview of the Oreo operating system was released on 21st March 2017. There were two releases in the Oreo with the initial release version of the operating system.



Android VersionAndroid APICode NameReleased Date
8API 26
Android Oreo
21st August 2017
8.1API 275th December 2017


2. Features of Android Oreo

Android Oreo is truly the release version of android which proves that the higher specification can provide better experience to the mobile computing operating systems. Introduction of Android Oreo Go, which is an low spec edition of the android Oreo operating system which is for the which does have low memory below 1GB happened in the Android Oreo version 8.1 update.

2.1 Features of Android Oreo version 8.0

The initial version of Android Oreo was released on 21st of August 2017 under the API 26 version of the android. The revamped user interface with higher performance in the operating system itself offers the users a better experience.
  • Addition and architectural advancement with Project Treble which allows the hardware makers to push android updates.
  • Capability to support Picture in Picture feature.
  • Capability to support Unicode 10.0 emojis.
  • Capability to access the redesigned quick settings and settings with white background and respectively black and accent font color.
  • Capability access the restructured settings by regrouping in sections similar entries.
  • Capability to experience adaptive icons.
  • Capability to experience notification channels.
  • Capability to experience notification dots.
  • Capability to experience notification snoozing.
  • Capability to experience shade multi colors.
  • Capability to experience system wide auto-fill framework.
  • Capability to support Sony LDAC codec.
  • Capability to support and set app specific unknown sources.
  • Capability to support multi displays.
  • Capability to boot faster as twice speed.
  • Capability to set execution and location limits for the apps which are running on background.
  • Capability to use and experience Google Play Protect.
  • Capability to use downloadable fonts.
  • Capability to use integrated printing support.
  • Capability to access color management.
  • Capability to use WiFi assistant.

2.2 Features of Android Oreo version 8.1

The version 8.1 of the Android Oreo Operating system was released on 5th of December 2017 and the android does recognize the version 8.1 of Oreo as API 27.
  • Capability to access Neural network API.
  • Capability to access shared memory API.
  • Capability to access Wallpaper colors API.
  • Capability to access Bluetooth battery level for connected devices for the smart phone.
  • Introducing Android Oreo Go Edition for low end devices with memory less than 1GB.
  • Capability to use Auto-fill framework updates.
  • Capability to use programmatic safe browsing actions.
  • Capability to dim the navigation buttons when not using them.
  • Capability to experience the visual changes in the display when power off and restart functionality including the new screen and floating toolbar.
  • Capability to experience the toast messages in white in color with same existing transparency.
  • Capability to experience automatic light and dark themes.
  • Capability to experience new Easter egg in the form of an official Oreo cookie.
  • Capability to experience the hamburger emoji amended to cheese slice.