It is August 22, 2017 when Google announces Android 8.0 Oreo. At that time, smartphone manufacturers have to add all the sails. They must then discuss internally which devices do or do not receive a software update. The flagships are usually assured of an update, with medium-sized and budget telephones the necessary consultation and agreement must be made. If the decision is made, it is important to adjust the shell over the operating system, to match the hardware to the new Android version, Google and to let interest groups check whether the new version has been implemented properly and has no serious consequences for our privacy, and make arrangements with providers to roll out the update. All in all a time-consuming and complex process involving many parties.
Android Oreo coming up
At Honor, the subsidiary of Huawei, they are currently on the verge of rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo for two of its premium phones: the Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9 . In early December, the Chinese phone maker already announced that both devices would get the latest Android version. At that time he was already rolled out in home country China. After a little less than two months, the update has finally reached Europe. Currently, customers from the United Kingdom can download the software update. So we probably do not have to wait long for it.
The roll-out of a software update always takes place in phases. As a result, the chance that things go badly is a lot smaller. In addition, the manufacturer always has a stick behind the door. Suppose that it appears that a bug has crept into the software, as a result of which a device no longer functions properly, then the smartphone producer only needs to correct this error for a small group. If everyone received the update at the same time, the impact would be many times greater.
These innovations brings Android 8.0 Oreo
Android 8.0 Oreo is as said the latest version of Google’s operating system. This version obviously contains a number of new features. Thanks to picture-in-picture mode, you can watch your favorite YouTube videos while you surf the net. Another new feature is Smart Text Selection (STS). If you select a piece of text you could only copy it. Thanks to this feature, you can now, for example, call someone directly when you tag a phone number, or visit a website when you select the URL. And thanks to Notification Dots you know whether there are new messages or other notifications waiting for you at an app. In the article below, we look extensively at the latest features of Android Oreo.
Android 8.0 Oreo: all new features in a row
In addition to a new Android version, the Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9 also get a new layer on the operating system: EMUI 8.0. It is the successor of EMUI 5.1. The jump from 5.1 to 8.0 is done so that the name of the skin is the same as the Android version. EMUI 8.0 is dominated by small additions. It includes a font that changes color when the background does. This way you can be sure that you can always read the text on the screen. In addition, you can program the fingerprint scanner as a navigation tool to open the notification center or browse the different menus. Another feature is the floating navigation dock. With this you place a quick menu on the main screen that gives you direct access to certain functions, such as taking a screenshot or opening recent apps.
About the Honor 8 Pro and Honor 9
The Honor 8 Pro is a premium version of the Honor 8 and has a 5.7 inch QHD display. Under the bonnet we find the same Kirin 960 with Mali-G71 GPU, but with 6 GB of memory. The storage capacity is 64 GB and you can possibly expand to 256 GB. Just like the Honor 9, the device has a dual-camera system. However, it has two 12 megapixel cameras. The fingerprint scanner also functions as Smart Key. If you press this button once or twice or press and hold it for a short while, certain apps are opened or system actions are executed. The battery capacity is 4000 mAh and, thanks to SuperCharge, is half charged in half an hour.
The Honor 9 has a 5.15 inch LCD display with Full HD resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels. Among them are the HiSilicon Kirin 960 with Mali-G71 GPU, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB expandable memory. On the back Honor has placed a 20 and 12 megapixel camera with 2x optical zoom and electronic image stabilization. You shoot selfies with an 8 megapixel camera. Furthermore, the device is equipped with a 3200 mAh battery with SuperCharge support, Purity Equilizer and Hi-Fi chip for a beautiful sound and fingerprint scanner. Currently the Honor 9 is still running on Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1.