The mystery is over and Google has officially disclosed the brand name for their latest Android OS – Android 8 or Android O. It is pretty much what we had expected it to be all along – as the latest operating system has been named Android Oreo, after the popular cream biscuit.

The unveiling of the new name happened in New York City, at the same time as the total solar eclipse which took place in the US.

Android Oreo Update

As the reports indicate, the Android 8.0 Oreo will be shipping out first to Google Pixel and Nexus devices. The exact list of devices includes:

  • Pixel XL
  • Pixel
  • Pixel C
  • Nexus 5X
  • Nexus 6P
  • Nexus Player

OTAs will soon begin rolling out for the devices mentioned above. Any device which is registered for the Android Beta Program will also be upgraded to these builds. For those not using Google Nexus or Pixel devices, will have to wait for some time before the Android Oreo update starts rolling out to them.


Android Oreo Features

Some of the improvements in Android Oreo include:

  • A revamped notification panel having new layout, colours and features
  • Notification dots will let you see what’s new on any particular app
  • Improved battery life
  • Speedy start-up times
  • Security improvements in the form of the Google Play Protect program
  • minimising background activity on apps that you use the least
  • Autofill will remember your login and passwords for your most-used apps

Keep visiting these pages as we will soon publish a list of all Android Oreo compatible smartphones….