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29 August, 2017

Motorola has not been quite prompt in rolling out updates in the recent past, as its devices like Moto X Play, Moto G4 Play, Droid Maxx 2 and Moto X Pure Edition are still waiting to receive the Android Nougat update, which was released by Google in 2016.

Another notable feature of the new Android Oreo is called the Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode, which can be used when users are planning to simultaneously watch a video while doing other tasks. If you own a Nexus Player or one of the latest Android TV, then this might interest you.

Smartphone apps are still the way most consumers access digital content and information, but as the mobile marketplace matures and other avenues of interactivity emerge (e.g., voice-activation) new entrants into the app landscape may face greater challenges when it comes to grabbing attention. Most major manufacturers like Samsung or LG are obviously certified by Google already, but if you're looking to buy from less well known company, looking out for that green shield on your next phone could save you a lot of trouble in the long run.

Google has incorporated some super awesome updates into the Android 8.0 Oreo update, which will modify the users-experience.

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This modification is part of Google's fight against potentially harmful apps, also referred to as PHAs (potentially harmful apps), which put your device and data at risk and are usually found on third-party stores. "Users who have enabled the installation of apps from unknown sources leave themselves vulnerable to this deceptive behavior". Google claims that the company scans about more than 50 billion apps every day. However, the modified Pixel Launcher that worked for a range of devices has now been updated with Android Oreo features and is now available.

"When used on a device running Android O and higher, hostile downloaders can not trick the user into installing an app without having first been given the go-ahead", he said.

Google took this step to distinguish between the certified Android devices and the non-certified ones. There is also an updated list of OEMs and partners that have certified Android devices, check it out here.


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