You must be wondering why Oreo, a yummy cookie is a topic of discussion in a tech platform. Well, Oreo is not just a cookie now. Android’s new software is named Oreo. Google released its first developer preview of Android “O” on March 21, 2017. Android "O" was officially released on August 21, 2017 under the name Android "Oreo."
Now Google is back with a bang. Its latest preview Oreo 8.1.0 was released on November 27, 2017. Google confirms that this will be the final preview and it will be released
Main features of Oreo include speed, efficiency, Picture in picture (PiP), Restricted background activities, Contextual press-to-hold options, Adaptive icons, Boosted audio performance, Notification dots, New emoji, a new Easter egg mini-game and much more.
Be amazed and check out which phones are compatible with this software.
Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 2 XL, Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X already have Oreo, and these phones can get Android 8.1 update at some point in December.
Oreo update will be running on many popular devices by the end of the year, as confirmed by Google. Manufacturers like Essential, HMD Global Home of Nokia Phones, Huawei, HTC, General Mobile, Kyocera, LG, Samsung, Sharp, Motorola and Sony are launching or upgrading their devices to Android 8.0 Oreo soon.
Phones that have confirmed to get the update are Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge by early 2018; Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3; HTC U11, HTC 10 and HTC U Ultra; OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3; Sony Xperia XZ1 and Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact; Moto Z, Moto Z Force, Moto Z2 Force, Moto Z Play, Moto Z2 Play, Moto G5, Moto G5S, Moto G5 Plus, Moto G5S Plus, Moto X4 and Moto G4 Plus.
So get ready to enjoy the sweetest Android update ever!