You can now calm down: Android O is formally named Oreo.
In an announcement timed – a little bit melodramatically – to coincide with the photo voltaic eclipse in New York, Google revealed the identify of its newest and best model of Android.
Thankfully, it went with the plain selection, as an alternative or repeating the errors of Nougat (which ought to have been Nutella, clearly). I assume there’s a licensing deal in place.
For those that haven’t been maintaining, Oreo isn’t precisely essentially the most vital Android replace ever, however it brings a number of helpful options, together with picture-in-picture video, new emoji, and notification badges. For extra on the options coming to Oreo, learn our round-up right here.
Google says the Pixel telephones and Nexus 5X/6P have already entered provider testing, and that it expects to begin rolling out the OS in phases quickly – the Pixel C and Nexus Player will comply with shortly.
The firm additionally says it is pushing O to the the Android Open Source Project in the present day, and that “hardware makers including Essential, General Mobile, HMD Global Home of Nokia Phones, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp and Sony are scheduled to launch or upgrade devices to Android 8.0 Oreo.” Let’s hope that’s sooner fairly than later.
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