Google's newest Android operating system gets its official name: Oreo

Google Android O

We've been working closely with our partners over the last many months, and by the end of this year, hardware makers like Essential, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, HMD Global Home of Nokia Phones, Samsung, Sharp and Sony are scheduled to be launching or upgrading new devices to Android 8.0 Oreo.

You will hear more often on OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) announcing Android 8.0 Oreo update for their handsets in the days to come now that Google has launched its latest mobile phone operating system. Yesterday Search giant Google announced Android Oreo. The company has already rolled out this operating system to its nexus and Pixel devices.

Android Oreo contains the new "install unknown apps" feature: Those wicked individuals or organisations that proliferate PHAs (Potentially Harmful Apps) have gotten the sneakier and smarter into the fooling the people install them.

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Not only is this distracting when you're in the middle of a phone call (which becomes even more of an issue if it's an important one), but it can also be an annoyance when you're in a conference call and have the speakerphone enabled. As the tradition goes, Google has been naming its Android versions after a dessert - Eclairs, Froyo, Gingerbread, HoneyComb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat. The company also confirmed that the individuals who took part in the Android Beta Program are going to receive the update for the final version. This device will apparently be among the first Nokia-branded smartphones to receive this update.

"Android Oreo" lets a user see two apps at once and makes multitasking convenient. The Galaxy S7 series, along with Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition and Galaxy Tab S3 will also be updated to Android Oreo but later on. New emojis include a wizard, a dinosaur, a fairy, and an exploding head for when you hear how long your Oreo update is delayed for. There is a high chance that there are a lot of Android devices missing from this list, so don't be disheartened if you don't see your phone listed. With Android Oreo, users will be able to perform various fingerprint-based gesture controls rather than just locking and unlocking their phones.

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