Android OS 8 – Oreo vs Android OS 7 – Nougat | Comparison
Recent Android OS – Android OS 8 or Android Oreo has brought up some pretty hardcore backend security features along with pretty graphic updates. Today we are gonna compare Android OS 8 and 7.
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New Android update, Android 8.0 or Oreo is integrated with high security features and many other tweaks and improvements for better performance and battery saving.
One of the most heard complaints from IPhone users who uses Android is about its faster drainage of battery even if it is in standby mode. Well thats going to change with this update.
Here i will compare some of the front end changes that has been made in Oreo from Nougat. From the booting screen itself Google has made changes.
In Nougat, Boot screen is completely Black whereas in Oreo it has changed to Completely white. (However the manufacturers can change this according to their wishes.)
2. Home Screen
As you can see there is not much change in the home screen apart from the fact that each and every icon in nougat got a SQUIRCLE effect which is a combination of square and circle. Goodbye to those asymmetrical icons.
Another update in Android Oreo is that the way it shows the badges. Until Oreo Android displayed the badges as a number on top of it. However in Oreo Android is going back into static badges it seems. Also when you long press on the badged app icon, the menu appears has been redesigned to give a much more classy look and accessibility.
3. Notification Dropdown
Here also we can see the color change from Nougat to Oreo. Oreo seems to completely love the white color. In the Notification dropdown Oreo has black icons over white background which is completely opposite to Nougat. Also Oreo completely redesigned how the entire navigation dropdown area looks. The details about time and battery retains the same position as in standby mode and date is switched under the toggle menus.
When you swipe down there is not much change compared to Nougat.
Another feature that i love in this notification is that from Oreo onwards we can snooze the system notifications as well as other notifications.
4. Application Drawer
There is not much change in the app drawer whatsoever except how the icons look. I dont think this section is gonna be changed anytime soon!
5. Google Assistant
Google Assistant also looks pretty much same to me but one huge feature introduced ie now you can text too.
In Oreo Settings section became more streamlined! Now there is not a long list of all the settings in the front page, instead it has been grouped into similar ones – Damn Cool! Nougat had more than 25 lists whereas in Oreo it is reduced to a dozen or so.
7. Storage and Battery Settings Screen
Comparing the storage and battery settings screen Android O has become much more modern giving the exact details we want at a glance.
8. Emoji Changes
Google has said that it will replace the old Emoji’s into new circle based emoji’s and Oreo comes with them prepacked. (Why Google? Why….? please give us an option to switch it back to the old one.)
9. Version Screen
Just for my peace of mind i am putting here the version screen as well. (Laughing)
10. Adaptive Icons
Users can change how the icons look including different options like square, squircle (default), Cylinder etc..
What to Expect More from Google in OREO
In the very near future chances of replacing offline app storage by means of Instant Apps are really high. Oreo is testing this feature and enabled by default for some users.
Recently Gmail rolled out this feature for some of it’s beta testers. Smart text selection allows you to click on address or phone numbers then the user will be redirected to most likely application that can be used.
ie when clicked on an address it will take you to MAPS application and when clicked on a phone number it will take you to the DIALER and so on.
Some of the hardcore Android Users have faced a problem called BootLoop. This is so annoying that your boot screen works in a loop.
Well in Oreo Google has introduced Rescue Party, which will jump in as soon as the OS detects continous boot loops and it will begin to fix the problem by using a feature like “the last known good configuration” in Windows OS. The OS will remove or disable all the new applications or services that has been changed until it gets into a stable working condition.
No more headache of taking it to service centers and worry about your data, Kudos Google!