New Google Android Oreo OS is enriched with utmost Mobile Security features!

    Google has given a taste of its new mobile operating system called Android Oreo to the world early this week and has promised that it will be offered with improved mobile security features. The internet giant has also promised that its new Android 8.0 OS will improve battery life of the phones onto which it has been loaded and promises to exhibit some headline grabbing features.

    Google Android Oreo 8.0 which will be launched alongside Google Pixel 2 in 4Q of this year is said to offer an extra level of security to Android devices. This includes a new Google Play Protect feature which will act as an anti-malware solution which scans the devices round the clock to spot any new threats. 

    In a media briefing given just after the release of Android Oreo’s Beta Version, Google said that its new Play Protect will scan not only the user apps but also the data which is loaded on the phone. Meaning, it can act like an anti-malware solution which alerts the user as soon as the malware infects the system via phishing scams or other modes of malware spread.

    Android Oreo 8.0 is also set to allow users to set much stronger security settings across their device, with a new security status alert.

    And if in case, a user using an Android 8.0 loaded phone looses his/her phone, then the new OS will allow him/her to remotely erase data with the help of “Find My Device” feature.

    Google promises that its new software will also be offered with greater efficiency and performance. Moreover, the Oreo will boot up twice as fast on Google Pixel 2 Devices which are set to release by this year end.

    Note- The beta version of Oreo is available to test right now. But users need to have a Google Pixel or Nexus 5X/6P device to do so.

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    Naveen Goud
    Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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