Google finally releases its newest update to the Android operating system. Codenamed “Android O“, and later revealed it will be officially named as Android Oreo. It is the eighth major version of the Android mobile operating system. Released publicly on the day of the solar eclipse in the US(August 21, 2017) with general availability.
Take a look at the behind the scenes and unveiling of Android Oreo in NYC countdown clock for the solar eclipse!
Features of Android Oreo
Google mentioned that Oreo will allow the Picture-in-Picture mode to see two apps at once, making multitasking much easier. Pressing the notification dots will quickly see what’s new, and easily clear them by swiping away. With Android Instant Apps you can teleport directly into new apps right from your browser with no installation needed. Oreo also integrates overall system management conserving battery life. Emojis were also redesigned and adding 60 new ones to the lineup.
As expected, Google phone like Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus Player are the first devices to be supported by the new operating system. But all major smartphone manufacturers like Essential, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, HMD Global Home of Nokia Phones, Samsung, Sharp, and Sony are scheduled to be launching Android 8 by the end of this year.