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Android 8.0 Oreo Released – 11 New Features That Make Android Even Better

Android 8.0 Oreo Released – 11 New Features That Make Android Even Better

August 22, 2017Swati Khandelwal
While the moon was eclipsing the sun, Google announced the launch of its new mobile operating system called Android 8.0 Oreo in an Eclipse-themed launch event in New York City. Yes, the next version of sugary snack-themed Android and the successor to Android Nougat will now be known as Android Oreo , the company revealed on Monday. Google has maintained the tradition of naming its Android operating system by the names of alphabetically-ordered sugary delights beginning with Android Cupcake and followed by Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat. The good news is that the Android team has brought several significant features to your smartphone and tablet with the release of Android Oreo to make its mobile platform more secure, fast, power efficient and offer better multitasking. The new updated mobile operating system, which has been available for the last few months in developer beta, will arriv
Android Instant Apps — Run Apps Quickly Without Installation

Android Instant Apps — Run Apps Quickly Without Installation

May 19, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Downloading an app is a real pain sometimes when you don't want to install the complete app on your smartphone just for booking a movie ticket, or buying something online. Isn't that? Now, Imagine the world where you can use any Android app without actually the need to download or even install it on your smartphone. This is exactly what Google has intended to offer you with its all new Instant Apps feature. Announced at Google I/O event Wednesday, Android Instant Apps will break down the walls between websites and Android apps by allowing people to tap on a URL and open an Android app instantly, without even having to install it. As a live demonstration, Google's presenter on stage showed how just clicking a Buzzfeed Video link, which has a dedicated app, opened the relevant part of an app — all in just 2 seconds. Also Read: Google Unveils AI-powered Smart Messaging App In another demonstration, the presenter showed a link to buy a camera bag at B&H Ph
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