It’s finally O-fficial guys, Google has finally revealed its newest version of Android named Oreo or Android 8.0.
Previously the company launched its developer preview build way back in March in beta version but now many devices around the globe will receive Oreo soon.
The tech giant synced its big reveal with another major event, total solar eclipse. For months we have been playing the guessing game of “what will be the name of the new Android OS” where some people were theorizing that the company is trolling the users.
Sagar Kamdar, Android’s director of product management stated; “Google decided to name this update after the Oreo cookie after several late nights at its headquarters where engineers just kept grabbing the snacks.”
We do not disagree with Mr. Kamdar as, after KitKat, Lollipop, Ice-cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, Marshmallow, Nougat we did sure did expect the name of another sweet snack. Apparently, the people at Google love their snacks a little too much.
One of the most important questions now left with us “the users” is that when will the new update be made available to our phones. According to Google, if your device was enrolled in the Android Beta Program, then you will receive the final version of the software SOON.
The first ones to get the Android Oreo update will be obviously Google devices including Pixel, Nexus 5X and 6P, Pixel C tablet and ASUS’s Nexus Player set-top box followed by hopefully Nokia devices including Nokia 3, 5, 6 and 8 alongside OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T and HTC U11.
The new smartphones by Sony will also receive Android 8 as well as the Samsung Galaxy devices. Based on past experience, gradually the rest of the Android devices will get the new update before the end of 2017.
Initially, the new smartphones will feature Android Oreo. Google reveals that device manufacturers including; Essential, General Mobile, HMD Global Home of Nokia Phones, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp, and Sony will either launch new devices or upgrade existing devices to Android Oreo.