Android 8.0

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Android 8.0 Oreo (API 26)
Android Oreo is the eighth major release of the Android operating system. It was first released as a developer preview, codenamed Android O, on March 21, 2017, with factory images for supported Nexus and Pixel devices. The final developer preview was released on July 24, 2017, with the stable version released in August 2017.
Version Release date Features Image(s)
8.0[1] August 21, 2017
  • 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.
  • Picture-in-picture support.
  • Support for Unicode 10.0 emoji (5.0) and replacement of all blob-shaped emojis by round ones with gradients and outlines.
  • Redesigned Quick Settings and Settings with a white background and respectively black and Accent font colors.
  • Restructured Settings by regrouping sections into similar entries.
  • Adaptive icons
  • Notification improvements.
    • Notification channels.
    • Notification dots (badges).
    • Notification snoozing.
    • Notification shade multi-colors (for music album art, messengers, etc.).
  • System-wide Autofill framework.
  • Support for AAC, Sony's LDAC and Qualcomm's aptX and aptX HD codecs.[2]
  • App-specific unknown sources.
  • Multi-display support.
  • 2 times faster boot time compared to Nougat according to Google, testing on their Pixel devices.[1]
  • Apps background execution and location limits.
  • Google Play Protect.
  • Downloadable fonts.
  • Integrated printing support.
  • Color management (deep color and wide color gamut).
  • Wi-Fi Assistant.
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Android 8.0 home screen

Android 8.1 Oreo[edit]

Android 8.1 Oreo (API 27)
Android 8.1 Oreo is the sixteenth minor release of the Android operating system. It was first released as a developer preview on October 25, 2017, with factory images for current Nexus and Pixel devices. A second developer preview was made available on November 27, 2017, for Nexus and Pixel devices, before the stable version was released on December 5, 2017.
Version Release date Features Image(s)
8.1[3][4] December 5, 2017[5][6]
  • Neural networks API.
  • Shared memory API.
  • WallpaperColors API.
  • Bluetooth battery level for connected devices, accessible in Quick Settings.
  • Android Oreo Go Edition, a lightweight distribution of Android that runs better than normal Android on devices with less than 1 GB of RAM.[7]
  • Autofill framework updates.
  • Programmatic Safe Browsing actions.
  • Navigation buttons dim when not in use.
  • Visual changes to 'Power Off' and 'Restart', including a new screen and floating toolbar.
  • Toast messages are now white with the same existing transparency.
  • Automatic light and dark themes.
  • New Easter egg in the form of an official Oreo cookie picture.[8]
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Android 8.1 home screen
  1. 1.0 1.1 Gibbs, Samuel; Solon, Olivia (August 21, 2017). "Oreo: Google announces release of the next version of Android 8". The Guardian.
  2. "How Oreo is better than Nougat: Audio". Android Authority. August 23, 2017. Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  3. "Google Blog". Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  4. "Android 8.1 developer preview arrives for Pixel and Nexus devices". GoAndroid. October 25, 2017. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  5. "Android 8.1 Oreo goes final, rolling out now to Pixel and Nexus devices". Ars Technica. December 5, 2017. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  6. Dave Burke (December 5, 2017). "Welcoming Android 8.1 Oreo and Android Oreo (Go edition)". Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  7. "Android Go is here to fix super cheap phones". The Verge. March 1, 2018.