Android “O” Is Now Officially Called Android “Oreo”

The wait is finished now as Android O is officially called Android Oreo and will be coming to your phone soon. Google has made an interesting announcement and officially launched its latest version Android Oreo on 21 August 2017 in the total solar eclipse over NYC.

Android 8.0 Oreo has a lot of key features which can improve the performance of Android devices in the fastest world of technology. It includes a picture in picture mode, battery optimization, improved booting speed and better security features against the malicious activities.

Google’s blog post says, “We’re pushing the sources to Android Open Source Project (AOSP) for everyone to access today. Android Beta users will receive the update to the final version today and images are available to download and flash manually.

The users running Android O beta can download the files and flashed manually on Nexus and Pixel as they already got the final version of the software on 21 August 2017. Google said that Pixel, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P have entered the testing carrier and will start rolling out within the next few weeks.

Google also said that it is working with Motorola, HMD Global, Huawei, Samsung, HTC, Kyocera. These all will be launching and upgrading to Android 8.0 Oreo soon.  HMD Global is the first to roll out the Android Oreo which is already in their development mode. But for the other smart phones, the wait will be longer.

It’s not the first time Google has named the Android version of the cookie. There are many versions launched before this including cupcake, éclair and KitKat. Here is the history of Android versions launched before Android Oreo

History of Android Versions

  1. Cupcake
  2. Donut
  3. Eclair
  4. Froyo
  5. Gingerbread
  6. Honeycomb
  7. Ice Cream Sandwich
  8. Jelly Bean
  9. KitKat
  10. Lollipop
  11. Marshmallow
  12. Nougat

Everything You Need to Know About Android Oreo

Here are the key features you should know about Android Oreo which includes two major areas of technology. Google is calling it the Fluid experiences and vitals.

Android Oreo Features- Fluid Experiences

You can now perform multitasking with the picture in picture, which allows you to open another app while having one app in a small floating window. In fact, auto fill isn’t restricted to chrome but also extended to the apps. The best feature is smart text select which can automatically recognize the items like addresses, phone number and names. This will help you to select quickly the text with a single tap.

Android Oreo Features – Vitals

This will provide improvements in the technology and to the run-time environment of the Android devices. It includes faster performance, quick boot times and launching the apps faster than before. Google Play Protect will scan the recently downloaded apps for security threat on your phone. In fact, Google is claiming 2X boot with the Android 8.0 Oreo.

The developer will have a chance to produce apps that use the resources efficiently including memory, data and CPU and provide a better life to a battery. Android Oreo can limit the background location and Wi-Fi scans providing the improved capacity for a battery.

Other Features

Android Instant Apps

Now the apps can be accessed instantly without requiring a download. Notifications dot will tell you that there is an activity within a specific app. It will also provide the auto fill feature available on the web but only for the individual Android applications.

Security Features

Android Oreo has many security features such as remote location, Google Play protect, locking and wiping with Find My Device. These scan the apps on daily basis working on the improved technology. It can detect the malicious apps and stop their activity automatically.

Emoji Set      

The Millennial users love using emojis and Google has completely overhauled all new set of emojis. Google said that it wanted to provide a proper communication across all the platforms with a consistent set of emojis.

Google Lens

The lens can detect the live images rather than just the static images. Thus it can interpret the objects like building, flowers and provide information when you point the camera on them in this technology.

Google Assistant

It helps in interpreting written free text as well as spoken queries and process the payment related actions.


It includes the Google Photos, which have tools to share the photos with friends and families directly from the Photos app on your phone. Although this service is only available in the US first and coming to other countries later this year.

There are “Adaptive icons” for the developers, and the system will animate the interactions with the icons, and uses them in the launcher, settings, shortcuts, etc.  Android Oreo will bring “wide-gamut color” support for the apps, and this will support the imaging apps, especially on devices which have a new capable display for the wide-gamut color.

Get ready to avail all these cool features on your smart phone. This will help you to stay ahead in this world of technology.

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