Android 8.0 gets an official name, Oreo

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August 21, 2017

It's official, the next Android operating system will be called Oreo. The all-new Android 8.0 Oreo will be hitting Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Pixel C devices in the next few weeks. David Burke, the VP of engineering, Android, has said that the OS version for Pixel and Nexus smartphones has entered carrier testing. Beta users can flash the final version of the OS manually. Wonder what's new in Android Oreo? Here are the key new features that your smartphones will get with Android 8.0 Oreo update.


Ever since its first beta release back in March, Android 8.0 Oreo has been through five developer previews. The latest preview came earlier this month.

Android 8.0 Oreo comes with loads of new features such as Native picture-in-picture mode, Notification Badges, Smart Text Selection, System optimisations, Improved battery life and Autofill with Google Chrome.

Android 8.0 Oreo will also include redesigned Emojis. The company in May confirmed that the company will be rolling out newly-designed stock emojis with Android O. The new emoji set has been in the works for a year-and-a-half and is claimed to be more user-friendly. Google bid adieu its blob-styled emoji a few months ago.