Google announces Android 8.0 Oreo, rolling out to gadgets soon

  • Published On: August 23, 2017
Google announces Android 8.0 Oreo, rolling out to gadgets soon

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

User-Facing Additions:

  • 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

When will your device get the Android 8.0 Oreo update:

According to Google, Android 8.0 Oreo will start rolling out to all current Pixel and Nexus devices - The Google Pixel, Pixel C, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P & Nexus Player “sometime soon”. If you have already enrolled in the ‘Android Beta Program’ then your device will automatically be updated to the stable version of Android Oreo.   || Android 8.0 Oreo will start rolling out to Pixel and Nexus devices soon || Moreover, Factory images will soon be available at the “Google Developers Website” for those who can’t wait for over-the-air update to hit their devices.   Well, That’s all for now, we will definitely be diving into Android Oreo over the next couple of days, so keep it tuned to for all the details. Don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments section below.   Happy Oreo!

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