Which Mobile operating System is best, Android Oreo or Android Nougat ?
Oreo, the eighth version of Google’s mobile operating system, blends granular customization with thoughtful tweaks on the user interface. Speed as well as efficiency are the major highlights of this refined update, which takes care of any background activity that drains your data plan and battery.
Oreo, the eighth version of Google’s mobile operating system, blends granular customization with thoughtful tweaks on the user interface. Speed as well as efficiency are the major highlights of this refined update, which takes care of any background activity that drains your data plan and battery. Moreover, Google Play Protect on Android Oreo allows you to scan 50 billion apps every day. While the Oreo or 8.0 does not sport many visual changes, it does pack in some design tweaks such as picture-in-picture mode along with colourful notification dots.
The much awaited Android Oreo 8.0 which was released in August this year has now been rolled out on a select few Nexus and Pixel smartphones.
As for the Android Nougat 7.0, it comes with several new visual features, a settings menu which has been redesigned and an area for hand notifications. In addition to this, there is enhanced functionality by way of multi-tasking and a split screen. In Nougat 7.0, there is a new JIT compiler which enables apps to install much faster and occupy less storage space. The new Vulkan API is capable of delivering high performance 3D graphics. Moreover, seamless features like Chromebooks allow Nougat updates to be installed in the background without any interruptions.
Android Oreo’s notification design has little quirks which are not just meant for power users. For instance, you can snooze notifications with a swipe on the left. However, this feature ensures that you do not swipe away notifications completely. You can tap the cog and set the reminder so that it pings back after 15 or 30 minutes or after an hour or two. This is a very useful feature, especially when it comes to setting reminders for important emails.
Oreo’s notification shade has changed to off-white as compared to Nougat’s grey colour. When you pull the off-white notification down fully you can see launch icons at the bottom. These icons enable you to switch the user of a Google account, go to Settings, or edit the command icons. Persistent notifications on the Android 8.0 have become smaller and appear at the bottom of the list whereas a little animation enables the notification icons to pop onto their respective panels when they are expanded, or move to the lower bar when not in view. This allows you to take a glimpse of the icons which are usually visible on the bottom status bar. This change is in tune with the granular controls available in apps with channels for notifications. With these channels you can mute some notifications too.
The Nougat 7.0 has a major notification feature, the Direct Reply. With this feature you can respond to any message directly from the notifications. There is no need to open an associated app. Moreover, you can use shortcuts in order to archive and snooze. In addition to this, multiple notifications are shown through bundled notifications, which enable you group notifications for the same app.
Currently Oreo is the best version of the Android Operating system. On the Google Pixel, it offers a clean and minimalist experience. Moreover, the useful changes in terms of notifications stand out among several other beneficial tweaks. On the other hand, the Nougat upgrade is quite useful too as it comes with several new beneficial features.