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Android 8.0 OS Oreo arrives

By Jonnah Pante & Liu Hongzuo - on 23 Aug 2017, 8:40am

Android 8.0 OS Oreo arrives

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Just before the wave of Q3 2017 flagship Android smartphones comes Google’s opportunistic launch – the release of Android 8.0 OS, affectionately named as Oreo.

According to Android’s blog, Google did partner with Nabisco to use the trademarked cookie’s name. Previously, Android 4.0 OS also used a trademarked confectionery (KitKat), and Android worked with Nestlé (Nabisco’s rival) for that collaboration.

Besides a mild aesthetic change, Android 8.0 OS (Oreo) will also ship new features. There’s a Picture-in-Picture mode for multitasking, revamped Notifications implementation, Snoozing, a redesigned emoji  pack plus 60 new ones, an improved battery system for longer stamina and more. Accompanying all these changes is a new Android superhero mascot called Android Oreo. You can read up about the changes here and here.

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If you’re using one of the Google-branded smartphones, you can flash Android 8.0 system images onto your device now (Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C, Pixel, and Pixel XL). If you’re on conventional big-brand manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Huawei, HTC, etc., the support for Android 8.0 OS depends on the particular brand’s update timelines and the support for your phone model.