Even though Android 7.0 Nougat was rolled out only a couple of months ago, this isn’t stopping Google from already developing another major operating system update. The most talked about subject in the Android community is Android 8.0 Oreo. It all started when Google’s Senior Android Vice President Hiroshi Lockheimer uploaded a Twitter post with an Oreo picture that hinted towards Android 8.0’s codename.
Google has yet to confirm the existence of Android 8.0 Oreo but this isn’t stopping the Android community from speculating about it. In fact, rumors and speculations about Android O’s features have already started popping up all over the internet. We have rounded up the most plausible ones and we will present them right now.
Android 8.0 Oreo: Expected Features
The Android parent has been putting a lot of emphasis on multi-tasking abilities as of late. This can be seen in Android 7.0 Nougat as well. One of the greatest features to be brought by Android 7.0 Nougat is the multi-window feature which allows users to open two apps at the same time thus enhancing productivity levels.
Rumor has it that Google wants to implement picture-in-picture support in the upcoming operating system. This feature will be codenamed as “PIP” and it will completely enhance multi-tasking abilities. Worth mentioning is that dataminers have managed to find “PIP” related code in Nougat’s source code. This feature will allow smartphone owners to watch a video while working at the same time.
Another thing that Google’s known for is for the high level of attention it puts on design and small details. This is why, Google is expected to redesign the classic home screen and launcher icons.
Additionally, Android 8.0 Oreo is rumored to come with active notifications such as e-mail or chat apps. This will come in quite handy because notifications will be able to present badges that can show the exact amount of notifications an app has.
Nonetheless, everything we know so far is based on rumors and speculations therefore everything is subjective to change. This why everything should be taken with the necessary grain of salt. Although we can expect more information to be unveiled during Google’s upcoming summer event.