Android

Android 8.0 Oreo (API 26)

Version 8.0
Release date August 21, 2017
Features

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 gradient and outline

Redesigned Quick Settings and Settings with white background and respectively black and Accent font color

Restructured Settings by regrouping in sections 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

Sony LDAC codec support

App-specific unknown sources

Multi-display support

2 times faster boot time

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

Neural networks API

Shared memory API

WallpaperColors API

Bluetooth battery level for connected devices, accessible in Quick Settings

Android Oreo Go Edition, an optional lightweight distribution of Android for low-end devices with less than 1 GB of RAM[disputed – discuss]

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 in color with same existing transparency

Automatic light and dark themes

New Easter Egg in the form of an official Oreo cookie picture

Hamburger emoji amended to move position of the cheese slice