For all Android fans waiting desperately for the latest version, the wait ends here. The latest version of Android, Android 8 will officially be nicknamed as Oreo continuing the company’s legacy of naming the operating system on food items. The news came off Monday when Google announced the name at a solar eclipse themed Android event held in New York City.
In a statement released by the company, Google calls Android 8 faster, smarter and more powerful than ever. The tech giant has made your favorite cookie your new favorite Android. Interestingly this is not the first time the tech giant has named its Android on a popular food. Google had previously tied-up with Nestle when it launched Android 4.4 KitKat, a famous chocolate bar.
So what does the new Android 8.0 Oreo has in store for users? The new Android Oreo is loaded with some amazing feature like the picture-in-picture display that allows you to use two apps at once. There are notification dots that keep you updated with all the new updates on App Store. Chrome autofill comes handy so that you don’t have to remember your login details all the time. What really catches the eye is the improved battery life that has for long caused a major problem with Android devices. The new operating system powers twice as fast especially on Pixel and Nexus devices.
The new operating system comes with Android Instant Apps support. Along with this Oreo comes with more than 60 new emoji that include a t-rex, wizard, fairy and a mind blown smiley. According to the California tech giant, the Pixel and Nexus 5X/6P have already entered the testing phase and will hit the market alongside Pixel C and Nexus Player. Google is also working closely with hardware makers like Essential, General Mobile, HMD Global Home of Nokia Phones, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp and Sony to get Android Oreo soon to their devices.
For those who want to taste the latest Google Oreo, the operating system is available via Google’s Android’s Open Source Project. Not only this, the handheld devices with Android Beta Program will be given the option of the final version.
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