Google, finally unveiled the successor of Android Nougat which is named as Android Oreo. There were various speculations from the past few months about the Android O.
The Android versions are always named after a dessert. This is the second time when version 4.4 KitKat Google collaborated with Nestle (which owns that brand), and the giant search engine managed to get Mondelez as the co-branding company.
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". The final version will be sent to those devices enrolled in the Android Beta Program too.
Android Oreo will include 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.
By the end of this year devices from Essential, General Mobile, HMD Global, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp, and Sony will upgrade their handsets or will ship their smartphones with the very new Android Oreo.