The new feature, Android 8.0 Oreo is coming to the Google’s latest mobile operating system. It will defend the users while we are trying to install the apps from outside of Google Play. This new upgrade is against the malware practices.
Android 8.0 Oreo will Save us from Installing Malicious Apps from Untrusted Sources:
The developers released the Android Oreo officially during the solar eclipse. They made it available to the users through the Pixel, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P smartphones. According to the Google, the Pixel C and Nexus Player received the updates over the next few weeks. They will soon release the Android devices which support the OS by the end of this year 2017.
Apart from the previous Android versions, Oreo will boost the protection over the user’s accidental downloads and stops the apps installing from the untrusted sources. Still, the users can install the applications from the sources which are present outside the Google Play Store. But the only thing that they have to do is to take the permission from the Android Oreo to do such actions.
Defends against ‘Deceptive Behavior’:
We can avail the new defences from the Android 8.0 Oreo, and it will act against the common malicious app tricks. It will eliminate all the previous ‘unknown apps’, and if the users want to use them, they have to take the permission. If we ask the software for the authorisation, it will check the entire app source before installing it.
Edward Cunningham is the Android Security product manager. He said that PHA employed authors have to provide the apps using the hostile downloader.
For example, if the gaming app does not have the malicious code then the Android Oreo will notify the customers to install the PHA as it is essential security upgrade. With this deceptive behaviour, users are staying in the unsafe stage if they are installing the apps from unknown sources.
Officials build the updated app precautions, and they rolled it out in May. Google stated that Play Protect using the machine learning ability would scan over the 2 billion Android devices across the world. It will observe the unusual and questionable behaviour nearly in more than 50 billion apps. This app has the capability to remove the issues creating applications automatically.
Cunningham said that the Android users have the ability to select to enable the new ‘install unknown apps’. They will have the greater transparency before the completion of the installation.
He said that when we are using the device which runs on the Android O and higher, the hostile downloaders will not permit the users to install the app without taking the permission from the software.
Faster Updates with Treble:
Project Treble is the new feature of Android Oreo. It will speed up the updating processes by aiding the architectural modifications present in the OS. This option is useful for the Android device manufacturers.
Illiyan Malchev who is the Project Treble team lead gave his opinion. He said that the Treble by adding the new vendor interface would divide the manufacturer implementation processes from the Android framework. It makes the process easy to stream the operating system updates.
Malchev in the Android Developers Blog said that using the stable vendor interface they can provide access to the Android specific parts. Manufacturers simply by updating the Android OS framework can give the new Android release to its customers. The work they have to do is to upgrade the Android OS framework. Meanwhile, the silicon manufacturers need not do any additional work.
As per the reports, the new phones that contain the Oreo will facilitate the easy way to its users. They can upgrade quickly to the future Android releases. Manufacturers are calling this new phones with Oreo as ‘trebled’.
Android users will soon get the Oreo featuring devices by the end of this year 2017. Dave Burke who is the Google Vice President of engineering revealed the names of few devices that are receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo. Some of the Oreo-supporting devices are the Essential, Huawei, HTC, Motorola, LG, HMD (Nokia), Kyocera, Samsung, Sharp and Sony.