The next version of Android 8.0 finally has a name and its called Android Oreo. After months of waiting, Google finally announced today next version of Android O. The company has once again used a trademarked brand name as they had previously teamed up with Nestlé and Hershey’s to call Android 4.4 KitKat.
The next version of Android is out of developer preview / public beta and onto its Android Open Source Project today. 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 version of Android brings feature updates including notification dots on app icons, picture-in-picture mode, Android Instant App compatibility, and an autofill tool to help quickly and securely enter passwords and other personal information. The OS will also limit background apps from overusing your device’s battery to help extend charge. Check out the full list of Android Oreo features here.
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 rollouts begins.