After months of teasing and name guessing, Google finally unveiled what Android O is, today, the search giant gives us “Oreo” and the official name of Android 8.0
This version of Android is Google’s second time that it partnered with a specific company, the first one was with Nestle with the release of Android 4.4 (KitKat) in 2013. Now with Android 8.0 (Oreo), Google partners with Nabisco to give us another sweet, crunchy and munchy treat that we’re going to live with for the next year or perhaps until Google release another major update of the Operating System.
While Google has been seeding its developer preview of Android O for months, today, Google engineers uploads Android 8.0 (Oreo) source code to its Open Source Project. As for its in-house devices such as those supported Nexus devices and of course its Pixel line will be able to grab the new Operating System updates pretty soon and of course those devices enrolled in its Android Beta Program will be able to get the new OS as well.
The new Operating System may have a similar UI as the out going Android 7.x (Nougat), but what Google has done with Android (Oreo) is basically much on under the hood enhancements and added features such as Picture-in-Picture support, the new Notification dots so we no longer have to miss anything, Power management features on apps, faster boot speeds, Autofill System-Wide, built-in Google Play Protect, Support for Android Instant Apps and a fully redesigned Emojis plus up to 60 new ones were added.
Google says that Android 8.0 (Oreo) can be expected by the end of the year from these following device manufacturers: Essential, General Mobile, HMD Global, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp, and Sony. These manufacturers could either shipped Android Oreo with new devices or have their existing devices updated to the latest OS before the year ends.