Let’s face it, an OS upgrade is never as spine-tingling as a big new smartphone release. But when Google announced its latest Android operating system was named after one of our favourite biscuits, we knew it was going to be pretty delicious. And now Android Oreo has landed, we can confirm it does much, MUCH more than provide a few quick fixes. In fact, there’s plenty to get excited about.
For starters, it delivers a hefty kick up the backside to your battery life. And there’s some brilliant news for audiophiles too, that’ll make your favourite tunes sound better than ever. But that’s just the start. So here are some of the awesome new features you can expect from Android Oreo.
Multitask with Picture in Picture mode
You might recognise Picture in Picture (PiP) from Facebook. It’s that clever thing that lets you shrink a video to the size of a stamp, while you carry on scrolling through your feed. And with Android Oreo, you can now do the same across your entire phone. Fire up another app without missing a second of your favourite Netflix show. Check your calendar while chatting to a mate on a video call. Or take down that recipe in Notes while watching a cookery demo. The options are endless.