Some features like the Picture-in-Picture, video preview and others need to implemented by respective app developers for them to make any difference to the user experience. Those with devices from other OEMs will, as usual, be left wondering when they'll be able to get a taste of the cookie-flavored update, if ever.
Android users will also notice that the Notifications of their devices had been redesigned with a new color scheme that changes whenever media apps like YouTube and Play Music are being used. To help make sure users feel at ease when buying a new Android phone, Google launched the Google Play Protect program back at Google I/O 2017.
This modification is part of Google's fight against potentially harmful apps, also referred to as PHAs (potentially harmful apps), which put your device and data at risk and are usually found on third-party stores. It blocks installation of apps without your permission even if the setting to download apps from unknown sources is enabled.
Inside of version 9.60 for Google Maps, Picture-in-Picture (PiP) support appears to be live for folks running Android 8.0.
Poised to be a pop-culture icon, Android OREO channels the playfulness of OREO and intelligence of Android to spread joy throughout the world.
It also comes with a new accessibility button that lets users to access the navigation bar accessibility features such as magnification and Select to Speak services.
"When used on a device running Android O and higher, hostile downloaders can not trick the user into installing an app without having first been given the go-ahead", he said.
Google retraces the humble beginnings of the Android journey with one device on one carrier by one manufacturer in 2008 which has burgeoned into 2 billion active devices worldwide in today's date.
The good news for mobile device apps is that they account for half of all time users spend engaging with digital media.