It's that time of year again, folks! Android has released 8.0 Oreo™ and it comes with some pretty awesome new features as well as a few facelifts. If you're still enjoying Nougat, then grab a nice cool glass of milk and take a look at some of the sweet treats that await with Oreo™!
What's so tasty about Oreo?
Here are the big ticket improvements:
Faster boot times - This improvement should shrink the eternal wait for your phone to power on. Pro tip: rebooting your device is a great way to keep your phone performing at peak efficiency so it won't be a burden to perform this simple everyday task.
Picture in Picture (PiP) Mode - Android Nougat 7.0 gave us "split-window" mode but Oreo™ enhances that ability with PiP, letting you customize your viewing experience. Now you can resize a YouTube video or Hangout call while checking your e-mail or following an online recipe for Oreo™ Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Enhanced notifications - In the past, without a fancy home screen launcher, you likely had to swipe down your notification bar to see if someone tagged you in a Facebook post or liked your Instagram photo. With Oreo™, you'll notice easy to spot dots next to your applications as the action's happening.
Along with those fantastic headliners, Android Oreo™ is packed with other little gems like:
- New Emoji - fresh takes on talking in pictures.
- Android Instant Apps - who wants to wait for an install?
- Autofill enhancements - easier and quicker data entry.
- Adaptive icons - more cohesive and attractive app icons await.
- A brand new Easter Egg to hunt for - let us know when you find it!
Where and how do I get it?
We want to ensure that the update is as smooth as possible for every Android-loving customer out there (and your numbers are strong)! Once Oreo's™ been perfected by device manufacturers, polished up specifically for T-Mobile customers, and then tested thoroughly, the roll out will begin. Device by device, we are committed to giving our users the most up-to-date versions of new operating systems! Be sure to keep an eye on our trusty Software Updates page, freshly updated with Oreo details, to follow along with your device's journey to Oreo™!