Google has finally announced that Android O will be called 8.0 Oreo. Google has decided to stick with Oreo after teasing names like Oatmeal Cookie, Octopus and even Orangina.
This announcement came via a live stream coinciding with the total solar eclipse in the United States and a Google+ post had suggested that O will stand for Oreo.
Reportedly device manufacturers, including Essential, General Mobile, Nokia brand-licensee HMD Global, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp and Sony
are planning to launch new android 8.0 devices or upgrade their existing devices by the end of this year.
Coming to features, android 8.0 Oreo is a substantial upgrade over Android 7.0 Nougat with much of its efforts being put to improve the system performance.
One of the highlights of the new version is the faster boot speed, with Google claiming that the pixel would boot two times faster on Android Oreo.
The update also brings new features like Notification Dots, support for Autofill APIs, Picture in Picture (PiP) mode, adaptive icons, Google Play Protect, high fidelity audio
playback with new Bluetooth codecs and wide-colour gamut support across apps.
Apart from simply changing the layout for good, Google has further streamlined things by bundling similar items in one and the same menu, which has saved lots of clutter.
As you might imagine, this is making the Settings menu much more streamlined, but more difficult to find the menu option you’re looking for.