It’s Official! Android O Is Oreo!

It’s the latest, sweetest version of Android

Google has been teasing the next name of Android 8.0 for quite some time now, and now it’s official. Android 8.0 is officially Android Oreo, which marks the second time that the company has partnered up with a snack brand for the name of their newest operating system, the first of which was with Kitkat. 

There’s a lot of new stuff under the hood for Android Oreo, which include a new picture-in-picture mode, as well as notification dots which summarizes notifications in apps via long taps as well as new smart selection and autofill options that use contextual clues to pick up what you’re trying to copy and paste.

Google has also spent a lot of time trying to keep your phone safe from the nasty stuff on the web via Google Play Protect that scans your phone and your phone’s apps keeping you bug free.

Google also promises that Android Oreo speeds up boot times on our phone by 2x, as well as a ton of new emojis to use.

You can read here to see what the new features bring to the table and what it means for your phone. If your phone is enrolled in the Android Beta Program will receive the O update as well. No word yet when the Android Oreo update will drop for Pixel and Nexus devices which are usually the first in line to receive any new version of Android.


John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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