A walkthrough of some of the most interesting features available in Android 8.0 Oreo running on the OnePlus 5T. Some of the new features of Oreo include notification dots, picture-in-picture (PiP), an autofill API, and more. Which feature of Android Oreo is your favorite?
LastPass began its winding path to support Android Oreo’s autofill API in August, but the day is finally here: The popular password manager has pushed support for Oreo autofill to its stable, non-beta app. Accessibility-based autofill is still available for older apps (and Chrome) that don’t yet support the new implementation.
In the latest version of LastPass (4.4.1749), you can turn on Oreo autofill by going to Settings > Autofill. Once you tap the toggle for “Autofill” under “Android Oreo,” you’ll see a brief animation giving you a heads-up on what you’ll have to do next.
LastPass finally gets support for Oreo autofill, keeps accessibility option was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
If you are a Huawei Watch 2 owner (in non-US/UK region) who uses their watch to make payments through Android Pay, you might want to avoid the Oreo update (if not installed already). Over at Reddit, a lot of users are confirming that the update has disabled the Android Pay feature for them. Google is saying Android Pay for Wear was never available for regions outside of the US and UK (their official documentation also says that), but the fact of the matter is the feature was working perfectly fine on Nougat, and people were using it. Manually enabling Android Pay by searching for…
Sony’s Xperia XA1 series of phones come with a “Good night actions,” feature through which users can reduce the blue light of the display. However, the company has now confirmed that the functionality will be stripped off in the Oreo update. The confirmation came in the form of a response to a user-query on Twitter. Plus, the company also said there are currently no plans to add such a feature to other Xperia phones. Now, given that the feature in question is currently only limited to the Xperia XA1 lineup, the aforementioned confirmation means none of the company’s smartphones…
If you’ve got a Huawei Watch 2, you may want to hold off installing the new Oreo update for now. According to users on reddit, the update appears to disable the Android Pay app on watches that are outside the US or UK, even though Android Pay works in several other countries, including Australia and Canada.
Canadian user 401InvalidUsername says that Google’s response to the removal was reportedly that ”Android Pay for Google Wear hasn’t launched outside of the US/UK.” Of course, Android Pay has launched outside the US and UK — in 15 other countries, in fact — even if Android Pay for Wear hasn’t.
Huawei Watch 2’s Oreo update disables Android Pay for users outside the US and UK was written by the awesome team at Android Police.