Google Touts Android Oreo’s Tasty New Features

Google Touts Android Oreo’s Tasty New Features

By John P. Mello Jr.

Aug 22, 2017 5:00 AM PT

Google on Monday pulled the wraps off the latest version of its Android mobile operating system.

Version 8.0 Oreo has a number of improvements over 7.1 Nougat, the previous release of the OS.

Google has tweaked Android’s notification feature, for instance, so when an app has notifications pending, a dot appears in a corner of the program’s icon. Press the dot and a window will pop up showing the notifications, which can be cleared with a swipe.

In addition, there’s an Instant App feature for entering new apps directly from a browser without any intervening steps.

There’s also a new Autofill feature for faster logins to services and apps.

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