Android 8.1 Oreo update available for the Gigaset GS270 smartphone15. October 2018 Published by Raphael Doerr
When the Gigaset GS270 was premiered in the fall of 2017, there were numerous questions about the update policy. There was uncertainty as to whether there would be an update to Android 8.1 Oreo. Gigaset already explicitly stated back then that there would be. It is now available and can be installed by users.
What benefits does Android 8.1 Oreo offer?
Clearer arrangement of settings
Google’s developers have overhauled the settings and not only given them a new icon, but also greatly reduced the number of items. The adjustments mean there are now just a total of 13 menu items in the settings. That helps improve clarity.
Improved file manager
The file manager of Android 8 has been revised and now offers you functions for copying, moving and creating structures. Interactive features required to delete, copy or move files are also offered. New folders can also be created and files moved to them.
Longer battery life
One of key new features of Android 8 is that the battery life has been extended noticeably thanks to restrictive management of background activities. You can tailor the look of the status bar to your requirements using the System UI Tuner. Apart from the restrictions to background activities in order to help lengthen the battery life, the battery menu has also been revised.
Smart text and autofill
The smart text feature is also innovative: When you tap or select text, context-sensitive functions are offered. If a phone number is selected, the phone app is displayed, as is Google Maps if an address is chosen. With the new autofill feature, Android automatically recognizes forms and, on the basis of the on-screen content, proposes information for filling them out. That can be passwords, addresses, credit card data or other stored information.
With Android 8, Google has expanded its collection of emojis and added new ones. Their appearance has also been revised.
Information on installation
The version “Pure Android™ 8.1 Oreo™” is now available to users of the Gigaset GS270 and GS270 plus with the new software release. Please note that if you wish to switch to the new operating system version, you have to store your fingerprint profile and WiFi password again. These adjustments may also affect the apps you use. Your personal data is not deleted by the update. Nevertheless, we advise you to back up important data beforehand. Reinstallation is required to ensure the security of your personal information and offer you the extensive advantages Android 8.1 delivers in terms of enhanced user-friendliness.
As soon as you have installed the already available interim update (Android 7), please proceed as follows:
1. You can view and call the software update to Android 8.1 Oreo at any time under Settings –> About phone –> System updates.
2. To carry out the update, make sure your device is adequately charged. To ensure that you do not use up your data volume unnecessarily, we advise you to carry out the update over a stable WiFi connection.