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Google launches resource on the benefits of using certified Android devices

29 August 2017

Google recently unveiled its latest iteration of mobile OS - Android 8.0 Oreo.

There are a few caveats, the biggest being that you will need to be on a device that runs Oreo.

Android Oreo and iOS 11 are the upcoming updates from Google and Apple.

With that said, this is great news for folks that constantly use Google Assistant on the daily and for Google itself, since it likely does not want to constantly play catch-up with Alexa, which now offers better third-party integration.

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.

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The Pixel Launcher version 2.1 brings amassive amount of Android Oreo features, which include coloured notifications dots, ability to swipe down for notification panel from anywhere on the screen, ability to change system icon shapes without having to turn on developer options and many more.

Android 8.0 Oreo adds new defenses against common malicious app tricks by eliminating the previous "allow unknown sources" setting in favor of a new permission to "install unknown apps".

Google always had a set of pre-requisites for the OEMs to comply with for running the Play Store and Google's first-party apps. All you have to do is download it. Those range from companies too small to afford the process, to OEMs like Xiaomi that prefer their own brand of Google services, to companies like Amazon who live in their own walled gardens.

As it turns out, any major Android maker-Samsung, HTC, OnePlus, whatever-already offer this certification.

The developer is actively working to fix all the bugs present and is expected release the Custom Rom soon. Some reports claims that 13 Xiaomi phones will also get updated to the new software, however the Chinese smartphone maker is yet to roll out an official statement on the same.

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Google launches resource on the benefits of using certified Android devices

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