Google yesterday announced the next iteration of its Android OS called Oreo. So yes, the most rumored name actually turned out to be what Google chose to call its latest sweet treat. Android 8.0 Oreo’s code will be uploaded by Google engineers to the Android Open Source Project today, while software updates for the supported Nexus and Pixel devices are due to arrive “soon”. Of course the final build will be sent to those devices enrolled in the Android Beta Program too.
Google also says that by the end of the year you should expect devices from Essential, General Mobile, HMD Global, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp, and Sony to either launch with or be upgraded to Android Oreo.
The latest version of Android comes with nifty new features like picture-in-picture support, notification dots, fully redesigned emoji (including over 60 new ones), Google Play Protect built-in, limits to background overuse of battery by apps, faster boot speeds, autofill system-wide, and support for Android Instant Apps.
Blackberry keyone, OnePlus 3/3T and 5 are confirmed to get the latest Android 8.0 later this year.