Google has finally unveiled its latest mobile operating system, Android 8.0 Oreo, in a rather fashionable way by coinciding the launch with the historical Solar Eclipse that swept across several parts of United States of America.
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Announcing the launch of Android O, officially named as Android Oreo, the company had stated, “Android O is touching down to Earth with the total solar eclipse, bring some super (sweet) new powers!”
Although Android O which was announced earlier this year at Google I/O isn’t a huge release, it still brings in some cool new features like the integration of the Picture-in-Picture view, autofill, instant apps and more.
“We are officially introducing Android 8.0 Oreo, the latest release of the platform–and it’s smarter, faster and more powerful than ever. Plus, it’s got stronger security protections and speed improvements that keep you safe and moving at lightspeed,” Google stated.
The Android 8.0 Oreo update doesn’t only bring new features to the table but also a few useful performance tweaks. Device boots two times quicker than on Android Nougat, and another feature helps in minimizing background activity of least used apps.
Minimizing background activity of such apps also ensures an enhanced battery performance, meaning your device stays up for long on a single charge.
In addition to all this, Google is also bringing new redesigned emojis with the latest Android O update.
Google mentioned that Pixel and Nexus 5X/6P devices have entered carrier testing and Pixel C and Nexus Player will follow soon.
Any devices that were enrolled in the Android Beta Program will also receive the official version of the Android Oreo.
If you’re looking forward to checking out Android Oreo’s features before it’s officially released by your carriers or smartphone manufacturers, you can join the Beta program here. But that’s only possible if you have a compatible device.
The list of devices that currently hold the capability to run Android O Beta Program is: Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C and Nexus Player.