Android O is Android Oreo (We already saw that coming!)

Again, FINALLY! from the past months that we have been guessing a lot about what would be the Android O will be, fortunately, I already saw it coming beforehand.

Obviously, there is no other “O” dessert out there that’s so yummy and captivating! As we all know, Oreo is the world’s favorite cookie (and I’m guilty with that lol :D).

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

This is indeed a good collaboration between Oreo and Google as we all know, Google had previously teamed up with Nestlé and Hershey’s to call Android 4.4 KitKat and for this, of course, the official mascot for this new Android OS is a superhero Oreo with cape! There’s no other OS more cuter than this! LOL!

Along with the name, Google also announced that Android Oreo is available today via Google’s Android Open Source Project. OTA rollout is expected to arrive first to Pixel and Nexus devices, with builds currently in carrier testing.

When will you gonna have the latest Android Version?

Google is Pushing Android Oreo and is currently on a developer preview / public beta on its Android Open Source Project. Google also confirmed that builds for Pixel and Nexus 5X / 6P have entered carrier testing, meaning over-the-air rollout should be happening “soon”, including updates for Nexus Player and Pixel C devices.

The new Android Oreo brings the following feature updates:

  • Notification dots on app icons
  • Picture-in-picture mode
  • Android Instant App compatibility
  • And an auto-fill tool to help quickly and securely enter passwords and other personal information.
  • Limits background apps from overusing your device’s battery to help extend charge.
  • Most controversially, the official arrival of Android Oreo marks the death of the blob emoji, with more than 60 redesigned versions replacing the flat-designed blob faces and animal emoji.

And it would be a whole new emojis to use! YAY!

The final version of Android Oreo will also roll-out as beta program today! For more information on how to download it to your device, check out Google’s blog for instructions. For everyone else waiting to receive OTA updates on their non-Google phones, get comfortable. The wait for wider roll-outs begins.

What devices are gonna get the update first?

Well, basically these are the details we got from Gadget Match:

ASUS

During the launch of its the ZenFone 4 smartphones, ASUS officially announced that it’ll update its current devices to Android 8.0. Included in the roster is a whole bunch of last year’s ZenFone 3 series and the latest ZenFone 4 phones.

  • ZenFone 4
  • ZenFone 4 Pro
  • ZenFone 4 Max
  • ZenFone 4 Max Plus
  • ZenFone 4 Max Pro
  • ZenFone 4 Selfie
  • ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro
  • ZenFone 3
  • ZenFone 3 Deluxe
  • ZenFone 3 Laser
  • ZenFone 3 Max
  • ZenFone 3 Ultra
  • ZenFone 3 Zoom

Google

The first in line for the new update are the supported phones from Google. Both the Nexus and Pixel lines of phones will get the update as soon as possible.

  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Pixel C
  • Nexus 5X
  • Nexus 6P
  • Nexus Player

Nokia

The new owners of Nokia, HMD Global, has promised to bring the latest updates quickly to its smartphones. Expect the update notification to chime in the coming months.

  • Nokia 3
  • Nokia 5
  • Nokia 6
  • Nokia 8

OnePlus

OnePlus is not only known for its beastly phones, but they also have a timely updates to their small family of Androids. The current and last year’s flagships will get Android O soon.

  • OnePlus 3T
  • OnePlus 3
  • OnePlus 5

Samsung

Samsung is yet to give out the official Android O update cards, but SamMobile (a dedicated news site for anything Samsung) gave out their estimates. No timeline yet, but the flagships will definitely get theirs first.

  • Galaxy Note 8
  • Galaxy Note FE
  • Galaxy S8
  • Galaxy S8+
  • Galaxy S8 Active
  • Galaxy S7
  • Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Galaxy S7 Active
  • Galaxy A7 (2017)
  • Galaxy A5 (2017)
  • Galaxy A3 (2017)
  • Galaxy J7 (2017)
  • Galaxy J5 (2017)
  • Galaxy Tab S3
  • Galaxy C9 Pro
  • Galaxy C7 Pro
  • Galaxy J7 Prime

Sony

Based on leaked info, Sony is committed to giving out the Android Oreo update to their fresh line of Xperia phones. Sadly, the Xperia Z series isn’t included in the list, yet.

  • Xperia XZ Premium
  • Xperia XZs
  • Xperia XZ
  • Xperia L1
  • Xperia X Compact
  • Xperia X Performance
  • Xperia X
  • Xperia XA1
  • Xperia XA1 Ultra

This listing is not final; more manufacturers will announce their plans and leaks will find their way online. Stay tuned!

[Source: Gadget Match, The Verge, Tech Crunch]

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