Android 8.0 Oreo update
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Google on August 21st has finally named the Android 8.0 version as Android Oreo, putting an end to Android 8.0 version names rumors. Unlike Nougat, that was easy to choose for Google because not many names with desserts starting with English letter O came up, although we had Oatmeal, Octopus in contention.

Just like Android 4.4 KitKat, Google has commercially partnered Cadbury to come up with Android 8.0 Oreo version, so-called after their famous Oreo biscuits.

The announcement comes after a week of release of fourth and final Android Developer Preview.

The software update to Google Pixel and Pixel XL, Nexus phones and Android One devices are due to arrive soon.

The open-source Android 8.0 Oreo code has been uploaded by Google engineers to the Android Open Source project today.

Google has also said that OEM manufacturers like Essential, Samsung, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Sharp, Huawei, HMD Global, Smartron, Micromax, General Mobile and Sony will upgrade their existing devices with Android Oreo and also launch Android 8.0 devices at IFA 2017.

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Talking about the Android Oreo features, it comes with picture-in-picture support, faster boot speeds, autofill system-wide, fully redesigned emoji’s, notification dots and support for Android Instant apps. It will also not require much space to upgrade to the latest Android 8.0 update. This is, however, a short-list of features, the full list is coming up soon as it includes more than 200 major and minor improvements.

Already Smartron has confirmed that their budget-friendly Smartron SRT phone will get the Android 8.0 Oreo update but not ETA was mentioned.

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