It’s official, Google has announced the label of its upcoming version of Android 8.0. While the company was teasing the new version as the ‘O’ for the last couple of months, today we have come to know that it will be called none other than the ‘Oreo’.
At this point, it’s pretty obvious that Google has partnered with Nabisco for the branding. It is the second time that the company[Google] has partnered with another firm for its Android branding — the first was with Nestle for Android 4.4 KitKat.
Android 8.0 Oreo is already available for download through Android’s official website for devices like Nexus(5X, 6P, Nexus Player) and Pixel(Pixel C, Pixel X, and XL). And yes, the update will also be sent to those who have enrolled in Android beta program. Google has also stated that the new iteration of Andriod will soon hit devices from brands like Samsung, Essential, LG, HTC, Nokia, Motorola, Kyocera, Sharp, Huawei, and Sony, though we are not sure about when and which devices will receive it.
In case you are wondering, the update will bring plethoras of new features and improvements, some of the including notification dots, picture in picture support, redesigned emojis, built-in Google Play Protect feature, smart usage of background app allowing more battery life, faster boot speeds, support for the new Android Instant Apps, and auto-fill system apps.