Software updates are a sad story in the Android market but the last couple of years, manufacturers are making great effort to provide longer support for their devices, especially flagship ones. Blackview is on the same path and by choosing to go with almost stock Android instead of a skinned one, things are a bit easier. The latest device to receive an update is the Blackview BV8000 Pro with the rest of its high-end devices following soon.
Android Oreo is not much different from the previous, Android 7.1, version in terms of design but it brings numerous improvements, tweaks, and optimizations resulting in a much faster, smoother and more polished overall user experience.
Performance-wise, apps load faster on Oreo and the OS has improved cache management and automatically deletes cached data from apps if performance is about to slow down. Also, battery life should be improved as new limits in Oreo increase control over how apps can run in the background and persistent apps are listed in the notification bar so the user is in control. Cutting down on rogue app behavior makes a noticeable difference in battery life.
Another great feature is PiP support to allow videos to play in a pop-up window while you are using another app. Also, the user experience improves through the redesigned Settings app that does away with the old hamburger menu and features better-grouped categories.
Lastly, there are other tweaks include improved Notifications control, improved security with Google Play Protect that has a real-time security scanner which monitors for both malicious software and data theft, more emojis, Pinned Shortcuts, and Quick Settings. To see when the update will be available, you can follow the Blackview official forum, Facebook, and VK to get the latest news.