Android 8.0 or Android O is officially going to be called Android Oreo. The announcement was made through a live stream on 21 August, however, developers have had access to the beta version since mid-March. There are a couple of confirmed devices that are going to be receiving the Android Oreo update in some time.
Unsurprisingly the Google handsets Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X and 6P are going to be the first devices getting the taste of Android Oreo.
The Pixel C tablet and the now-discontinued Nexus Player Android TV set-top box, manufactured by Asus, will also be getting the update. you can find the flashable system images here. OTAs will soon begin rolling out for the devices mentioned.
Non Pixel Devices
Google has also said that it will be working closely with a number of smartphone companies which include Android co-founder Andy Rubin’s Essential phone, Motorola, HMD Global’s Nokia Phone, LG, Chinese phone maker Huawei, Samsung, Sharp, HTC, Kyocera and Sony to launch and upgrade their devices to Android Oreo.
Some of the improvements in Android Oreo include a revamped notification panel which has new layout, colours and features including snoozing them. Notification dots will be a feature to let you see what’s new on any particular app and clear away the notifications that are not relevant. Battery life will see some improvements
Android Instant Apps which can be powered from the browser itself, without the need to install them are also part of Android Oreo.
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