The new Android Oreo is smarter, faster and more secure than ever. It comes with a number of new features and improvements such as picture-in-picture and Autofill that allow you to navigate apps seamlessly. Plus, it offers a much better VoIP experience, letting you adjust the volume of a call even when the screen is off.
The Volume Keys
Smartphones have been able to make and receive VoIP calls for years, but only recently has more and more applications, such as Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp, also included this feature.
However, if you regularly use VoIP calling services, you know that VoIP calls don’t work the same way as traditional calls made through your telephone carrier, and the volume keys don’t change the volume if you manually locked the device with the power button in the middle of a VoIP call.te
With the new Android Oreo though, this problem has been solved. Now, whenever you are in a VoIP call, the proximity sensor will detect that your head is close to the screen and will temporarily shut down the screen, but you will still be able to adjust the call volume using the volume buttons.
The recently released Oreo also offers new security features designed to keep you safe from the ever-increasing digital threats. The new Oreo helps deal with big security issues by blocking malicious apps and stopping ransomware.
Among the new security features is Google Play Protect, a security system that scans and verifies more than 50 billion applications per day on more than a billion devices, monitors apps that users have downloaded from a third-party app store, and periodically scans the device for potentially malicious apps.
With several changes to the system’s memory management, Android Oreo enables apps to run faster than ever and prevents the system from slowing down. It also reduces memory use and increases battery life by introducing stricter rules on letting apps run in the background.
Another added feature is Autofill – a framework which detects and stores, with your permission, passwords, postal addresses and credit card details so you can quickly get into your favorite apps.
Plus, Android Instant Apps lets you experience new apps without having to install them on your devices.