Android Oreo is far and away the best version yet of Google's wildly popular mobile operating system. It takes everything great about earlier Android builds and mixes in a number of important new features and refinements. Some features like faster boot times and background activity restrictions help improve speed and battery life. Other new additions such as login autofill and picture-in-picture offer convenience. Then you have our favorite new features: Android Instant Apps, which lets people begin using an app right from a browser or the Play store without having to install it; and further enhancements to the "seamless updates" feature first introduced in Android Nougat. This great feature installs Android updates in the background like a software update on a PC, so people can continue using their phones while updates are being installed.
Oreo is a terrific update indeed, but barely anyone on the planet knows it because almost no one actually has access to the 5-month-old OS. Yup, fragmentation is rearing its ugly head yet again.
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It’s 2018, but the world’s most popular version of Android is from 2015 originally appeared on BGR.com on Tue, 9 Jan 2018 at 11:32:52 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.