Google never hides its roots and always expresses its love for science. The search engine has taken advantage of the total solar eclipse that today has lived USA to renew Android. The eighth version of its mobile and tablet engine, Android O, whose name has been long rumored and finally confirmed as Android Oreo. It will arrive first of the mobile Píxel and Nexus.

Google maintains the custom of naming its versions with references to sweets or desserts, including KitKat for the K. Its a concession to a trade name that came true after closing an agreement with Nestlé. There was a sign, next to the park of the old factory of Nabisco where these iconic cookies were born.

Android Oreo

Android Oreo

During a meeting in a park in Chelsea neighborhood in New York, Google has highlighted the benefits of this launch with two main axes, security and simplicity of use.

With Google Play Protect, users will have better control of what is installed on their mobile. It can contrast the source code of downloaded programs and decide whether or not they trust. A way to try to curb the growing malware and privacy.

Google put the emphasis on fluency: “Smarter, faster and more powerful than ever.” It will save seconds on something seemingly irrelevant but practical. Such as connecting to a Wi-Fi network just by taking a picture with the sequence of characters or by filling forms with information already known without having to repeat the process over and over again. The park on 14th Street, the place where Google has unveiled the new Android in an event to see the eclipse.

It also promises better management of notifications. Grouping them and prioritizing the most relevant ones. Multitasking, one of the differential points with respect to computers, will be a reality. “Have you ever tried watching a tutorial on YouTube and taking notes on your phone at the same time?” They challenge from Google.

Despite all these improvements of a practical or technical nature, it is very probable that the most appreciated by the users are the 60 new emojis. It is a social fever that has become a formula of expression and popular culture.

There remains the mystery of the adoption of Android Instant Apps. Applications of scarce consumption of hardware resources, that are not installed in the terminal, but they function like autonomous programs. Google announced it for the first time in its 2016 conference.

Google already releases the code for manufacturers to update their phones. The first to have it will be Pixel 5x and 6P, then Pixel C and Nexus Player will arrive. Among business partners to be upgraded to this operating system are Nokia, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp and Sony.

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