Google launches a dedicated site promoting certified Android devices

Download Google Play Store 8.1.73 APK for Android

Google Play Store is the most reliable source for downloading apps on an Android phone, as the risk of potential threats lurking behind them is less compared to third-party stores.

So, it is to be seen when the company rolls out Android's latest update the Android 8.0 Oreo update to its devices.

A new update has come out which is version 8.1.73.

Poised to be a pop-culture icon, Android OREO channels the playfulness of OREO and intelligence of Android to spread joy throughout the world. "For example, a gaming app might not contain malicious code but instead might notify the user to install a PHA that masquerades as an important security update". Moreover, those between the ages of 18 and 24 spend more than three hours every day in apps.

The new Android Oreo also comes with an Autofill feature that when enabled by the user, all the login information such as details and addresses can be filled up for their favorite apps in an instant. The features include New Notifications, Support for Picture-in-Picture Mode, Improvements in connectivity, New Emojis, Improved WebView API, Multiple Display Support, New keyboard features, security and feature enhancements, Improved Doze Mode, and many others.

For the impatient lot, one way to get Android Oreo is to buy a Pixel smartphone and another is to root the phone (void its warranty) and install a custom ROM based on Android Oreo. Basically, it is a new feature for the system.

According to an article in BGR today, this means that "e$3 very new phone that will launch with Oreo is 'treblized, ' which means those devices will be easier to upgrade to future Android releases". They are also required to ship with software builds with recent security updates and have no pre-installed malware of any kind. However before installing it, you need to keep in your mind that you should uninstall the previous iterations of this app as the names of both the launchers are same - a potential cause for a conflict. One of the nifty features of the stock Android package is Google's own launcher that's now known as Pixel Launcher, after it was rebranded from Nexus Launcher a year ago.

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