Android 8.0 Oreo is Official
The wait is now over (and the great spectacle that was the Solar Eclipse as well). Google on Monday confirmed during the astrological event that Android 8.0 will really be recognized by the nickname Oreo. Better yet, its going to be available fairly soon — with a compatible device, obviously.
Android Oreo will not come with groundbreaking features although you will find a couple of noteworthy improvements like picture-in-picture, Autofill and notification dots to go with the typical security enhancements and overall speed bumps.
Emoji’s & Battery Consumption
There’s also a reworked emoji collection with new graphics and improvements to reduce battery consumption.
Oreo represents only the 2nd time that Google has coined a commercial nickname for an Android release. In 2013, Google partnered with Nestle / Hershey for the launch of Android KitKat.
Google said it’s pushing Android Oreo on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) today. Builds for the Google Nexus and Google Pixel 5X / 6P smartphones have entered carrier tests and will be coming out in segments soon. Revisions for any Pixel C and Nexus Player may also be on the way. Devices enrolled in the Android Beta Program will in addition get the last version of Oreo soon, we are told.
When To Expect It For Your Phone?
The search giant further notes that hardware makers such as Essential, Samsung, Motorola, LG, Kyocera, HTC, Huawei, HMD Global, General Mobile, Sharp and Sony are reported to update their devices to Android 8.0 Oreo by the tail end of 2017.