It is almost one year we are using the current version of Android OS called Android 7 or Android Nougat, but it seems that the time has come for the next major release of the most widely used smartphones OS. The insiders claim that it may take a week or so when the Android 8 or Android O will get surfaced.
While the name of the next Android OS hasn’t been confirmed as yet, one of the front runners is Oatmeal Cookie, though, Oreo could be chosen too. However, the name doesn’t matter, we’ll have to wait for what new features we’ll see in the next release.
The first hand users will be the Google Pixel users followed by other manufacturers. So if you are using Samsung, Nokia or any other famous brand, I am sorry, but you’ll have to wait for some time to get your hands on the Android O as those brands may take a while to roll out Android 8.
The new Pixel phones though, won’t be launched alongside Android O, as they might follow their predecessors with a September release. It is safe to assume that the older Pixels will receive the update as soon as it comes out though.
What’s New in Android O?
Reports encircling major tech blogs suggest that the version 8.0 of Google’s most widely used Android software brings new additions to the OS like:
- Project Treble making it easier to bring regular software updates in the future
- SafetyNet letting developers choose whether to support rooted devices or not
- Blob emoji and new Themes among other visual and technical changes