Rescue Party: No More Boot Loops
Some Android devices have a history of something called a boot loop. Where the phone continuously reboots and doesn't work. We've seen lawsuits against Google, LG and Huawei over this problem.
Well, on Oreo Google added something called Rescue Party. If the operating system recognizes the core OS crashes multiple times in a row (5) the rescue party will step in and start disabling recent activity or core services on your phone. Each time a boot loop happens, the system gets more aggressive until whatever problem is removed completely, and the boot loops stop. Essentially fixing a broken phone automatically instead of getting a replacement or taking it to a nearby carrier store.
This works similar to Window in that Android finds the last stable working condition and reverts to it. Some users will lose data or recently installed apps in this process if one is the culprit of the boot loop crash. As a last result Rescue Party will factory erase your device and everything on it. You'll get notified first, so don't worry. You can abort this if needed.