So basically, during a live stream following the solar eclipse, Google has finally revealed that the next major version of Android 8.0 will be called Android Oreo. The name ‘Oreo’ has been licensed from Nabisco, surely this is not the first time that Google has collaborated with a company for an Android name. As we all know that Android 4.4 was called kitkat, through that collaboration we saw Android-bannered KitKat bars in stores all around the world.
What’s new:Here’s a quick rundown, for all those completely unfamiliar with the changes Google has planned to introduce with Android Oreo:
- Background limits for apps in order to improve the battery life
- Bluetooth Audio Improvements
- To help on the security front - ‘Google Play Protect’
- Android Oreo will also bring faster boot speeds, most probably up to twice as fast on the Pixel.
- Support for Android Instant Apps
- Adaptive Notification Dots
- Wider Support for Picture-In-Picture mode
- A whole new look for ‘quick settings menu’ & ‘media notifications’
- Over sixty (60) new emojis
- A redesigned settings menu
- Notification channels
- The Octopus Easter Egg