Ars Technica's Android 8.0 review

  By Thom Holwerda, based on submission by Jaikrishnan - Posted on 2017-09-04 22:20:44 UTC at http://OSNews.com

Ars has a very detailed review - more of an in-depth deconstruction, to be honest, and that's a good thing - of Android 8.0 Oreo [https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/09/android-8-0-oreo-thoroughly-reviewed/].

Take a closer look at Oreo and you really can see the focus on fundamentals. Google is revamping the notification system with a new layout, new controls, and a new color scheme. It's taking responsibility for Android security with a Google-branded security solution. App background processing has been reined in, hopefully providing better battery life and more consistent performance. There's even been some work done on Android's perpetual update problem, with Project Treble allowing for easier update development and streaming updates allowing for easier installation by users. And, as with every release, more parts of Android get more modularized, with emojis and GPU driver updates now available without an OS update.

Saving this one for tomorrow.

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