Android Oreo update lands on OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T

If you’re struggling to resist moving from a OnePlus 3 or OnePlus 3T to a OnePlus 5T, today’s news might make it a better easier, as the OnePlus 3 and 3T are now being upgraded to Android Oreo.

The over the air update actually gives you OxygenOS 5.0, which is Android Oreo plus some of the company’s own additions.

Highlights include ‘Parallel Apps’, which is a feature that lets you clone certain apps so you can log in with more than one account.

You’ll also get picture-in-picture mode, auto fill, smart text selection and notification dots (a dot that appears over app icons when you have a notification related to them).

Plus there’s a new design for app folders and Quick Settings, you can upload photos directly to Shot on OnePlus and you’ll get September’s security patch.

Older hardware, newer software

The Oreo update is being rolled out incrementally, so you may have to wait a few days to get it, but that still gives you an advantage over OnePlus 5 and even OnePlus 5T owners, as both of those phones are currently running Android Nougat, though they will be getting Android Oreo in the coming months.

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8 Tips & Tricks Of Android Oreo That You Might Not Know

Although Android Oreo has just made its entry in the real world for the general public, it is quite a great update over the previous generation Android Nougat. Not to conclude Android Nougat is any bad but every new Android version is meant to be better over its previous generation and so is Android Oreo. Moreover it is just not design up gradations but Android Oreo is integrated with some of the many security features.

Now many users will need to wait for their device to get the OTA update but the Google Pixel and Nexus 6P, 5X users are already receiving the updates.

1. Snooze Notifications:

Android Oreo has a direct snooze notification feature which allows the user snooze an appropriate notification in just a swipe. To activate the sleep notification, just swipe the notification and click on the ‘i’ to see more snooze options.

2. Settings:

Settings is the option that has got the major revamp. Unlike any other previous Android versions, Settings is now more organised and shortened I should add. Options in the settings are now grouped in many options just like we have seen in Windows 10 mobile OS.

3. Picture-in-Picture:

Okay, many Android users already enjoy this option with the help of root access. But with Android Oreo, the user can enjoy this feature out of the box. The picture-in-picture mode will help the user in accessing the video on a small area of the screen while doing other tasks on mobile. This feature will be extended to applications like Skype so that the user can video chat too in picture mode.

4. Battery optimization:

Android Oreo comes with an battery and RAM optimization option, which increase the performance of the device. What it actually does is, it stops all the task once the phone is in sleep, and only allows the app to run if a notification on the same is received. This will help in better memory management, and the user can enjoy more battery backup as the apps are not ultimately running.

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Android 8.0 Oreo Tips and Tricks You Should Know

After months of talking, testing and waiting finally the Android Oreo reaches the devices this week. Google just enrolled the upgrade for the Android smartphones, however, only for the selected devices which include Pixel and Nexus models. The beta version of the Android for the operating system has been in a testing phase via the developer preview since months. Till date, you must be aware of all the new and fascinating upgrades done by the Google, but you should know precisely the nifty hidden tricks and steps to explore them optimally. So, if you got your hands on the Android O and your device is compatible with the update you can use below tips to get the most out of it.

By James Lawson

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