Android 8.0 Oreo Will Protect You from Installing Harmful Apps

Play Protect is Google's new security suite, and it leverages machine learning to weed out malicious apps by regularly scanning and verifying apps on customers' phones. While you may not be able to experience Android Oreo in all its glory, you may be able to get a taste of the update by installing the latest version of Google's Pixel Launcher on your device, completely replacing your homescreen with the look and feel of the update.

On the other hand, certified devices come with Google Play Protect out-of-the-box.

Google is trying to make sure that Android users don't end up downloading potentially risky apps even from third-party stores. According to comScore's new 2017 US Mobile Apps Report, 51 percent of smartphone users download zero applications each month. Well, the Adaptive Icons for Android Oreo should work like that as well.

Inside of version 9.60 for Google Maps, Picture-in-Picture (PiP) support appears to be live for folks running Android 8.0.

The app has got a new makeover and also got so many new and small features which are really useful. So if you are using the Chrome browser or Amazon app store to download an app, the new permission system will provide the option to "always allow apps" or "ask every time" before an app downloaded from Chrome or Amazon app store can be installed. Basically, it is a new feature for the system. Unlike there's any big update, Google doesn't disclose the changelogs of this app.

With the Oreo update, Android TV believes in channels. Thus, while Google provides certification for Android smartphones the new website will help users gain knowledge about what exactly is a certified device and how it is certified.

Google retraces the humble beginnings of the Android journey with one device on one carrier by one manufacturer in 2008 which has burgeoned into 2 billion active devices worldwide in today's date. These two companies sparked into action this year and they have already made the updates available in beta.

  • Fernando Stephens