Android Oreo Released

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Android Oreo Released

Google has revealed what the “O” in Android O stands for and it is exactly what we all expected.

The O is for Oreo.

It was highly anticipated that Google was going to call the Android O – Oreo, with Twitter polls favouring Oreo over everything else.

Google announced that they will be rolling out the latest version of its Android operating system to Google Pixel, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P first, followed by the Pixel C and the Nexus Player.

This is the second time Google has partnered up with a sweet/snack company to market their Android operating system, the first being with Kit Kat for the Android 4.4.

This is the 8th major version of the Android Operating system which has followed suit with their sweet/snack branded name. Its predecessors being named:

  • Nougat
  • Marshmallow
  • Lollipop
  • Kit Kat
  • Jelly Bean
  • Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Honey Comb
  • Gingerbread
  • Froyo
  • Éclair
  • Donut
  • Cupcake

Interestingly Google didn’t pay Nestlé for the branding of the Android 4.4 Kit Kat, the partnership was to do something “fun and unexpected” according to John Lagerling, director of Android global partnerships. Yet obviously being great publicity for both brands.

Android O Features

Android Oreo has introduced a number of new features including neater notifications, longer battery life, picture-in-picture mode that allows you to run apps in a corner of the screen, new redesigned emojis and more. 

Luke Stanley