What’s new in Android Oreo — Learn in a few seconds

This is a quick post on what’s new on Android Oreo

For Users

  • You’ll see new colorful categorized notifications
  • You’ll see a notification dot on the app icons (how you see on Samsung or iOS?)
  • Some apps can show up in a small window — called Picture in Picture — Like they do in Youtube app already?
  • Wow, you can download fonts and use them on your phone.

For Developers

Developers take note of following new or enhanced features in API level 26 (Android 8)

  • Fonts in XML instead of resource folder
  • Auto resizing TextView
  • Enhanced WebView APi
  • Color Management for apps
  • Adaptive icons
  • Multi-Screen support for your apps
  • Pinning shortcuts within apps and more

These are just the highlights I thought I’d share with you.


You can read more details here, especially developers.

Another QWERTY Beauty announced, Nokia E72

Nokia has recently announced its new QWERTY smartphone E-72. The handset is an obvious successor of E-71 with several improvements and performance boosts. A few notable features are A-GPS with Nokia maps, a life time subscription of Walk and a trial of turn by turn navigation, high concentration and convenience on instant messaging services and one touch torch operation by pressing the space bar. The device also uses smart noise cancellation mechanism to make conversations more clear when talking in noisy environments. Navigation has been improved with the addition of a compass and last but not least, an improved version of office is included that supports office 2007 documents as well. According to Nokia, the handset will start shipping in third quarter of 2009, (thats a fortnight away) and will cost around 350 Euro before taxes and subsidies.