Android O is official announced, and the Mountain View based search giant and Android owner has named Android 8 after the Cadbury-made edible, Oreo. The announcement comes off a livestream that was launched on YouTube at 1440 ET on the 21st of August.
Android Oreo is the latest version of Android yet and is claimed to be faster, smoother and much sweeter than ever. Android O comes with key features like picture-in-picture mode, autofill on your favorite apps, support for Android Instant apps and more.
Picture-in-picture on Android 8.0 and above will enable users to seamlessly work with otehr apps while watching videos, which will float atop. Users can easily enjoy the access of both videos and the other apps, with Android Oreo.
Android Instant Apps will enable users to update to the latest version of a new app without downloading the app afresh. Read more about Android Instant apps on the website. This will be possible only for apps that are designed by the Android Instant Apps guidelines. If you care about your favorite app, encourage your developer to adopt the new tech.
Autofill on your favorite apps will ensure that you can quickly login into apps that you want to. Android Oreo will remember all vital information to enable the login process smooth, all at the request of the user. In addition to this, Android Oreo powered devices will now boot up twice faster.
Android Oreo is coming to many devices nearby.
We’re pushing the sources to Android Open Source Project (AOSP) for everyone to access today. Pixel and Nexus 5X/6P builds have entered carrier testing, and we expect to start rolling out in phases soon, alongside Pixel C and Nexus Player.
We’ve also been working closely with our partners, and by the end of this year, hardware makers including Essential, General Mobile, HMD Global Home of Nokia Phones, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp and Sony are scheduled to launch or upgrade devices to Android 8.0 Oreo.
Android 8.0 is also bringing a range of new emoji to the fleet. Experience the newest version of Android on the website.