Android O is here… and it’s named Oreo!


New operating system launches ahead of Apple’s iOS 11.

New operating system launches ahead of Apple’s iOS 11.

Google has officially announced Android O to be named Oreo – which was announced while everyone was busy looking at the solar eclipse. The announcement also came with a new Android mascot in a form of a superhero that sports the Oreo emblem.

Version 8.0 of Android’s mobile operating system is the second time Google has partnered with a snack maker much like what they did with KitKat a few years ago. This follows the tradition of the company naming their operating systems after desserts in alphabetical order.

At the moment, Android Oreo will start rolling out to Android Open Source Project (AOSP) first while system images for Google-branded devices like the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, and Pixel C are already available. Only problem is that you would need to reformat your device to be able to install it.

OTA updates will start rolling out soon so that could mean just a couple of days.

Android Oreo’s new feature focused on the revamp of the notification panel along with subtle design layouts and color. Oreo will also offer better monitoring of background app for better battery consumption and other various security enhancements.

Now the only question remains is that if your Android device isn’t Google-branded, when would you get Oreo?

Well, your guesses are as good as ours.

Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Has passion for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of DVDs and Blu-ray discs, and recently discovered his love for gaming. Follow him on Twitter at @vp_ortiz17