Late last night, Google officially announced the next Android version update in New York. The Android 8.0 version will also be called Android Oreo. The latest Android Oreo software update will start hitting supported devices in the months to come.
Talking about statistics, 12.3 per cent of all Android devices run on the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system whereas the latest Android 7.1 Nougat covers 1.2 per cent of all devices. Android Marshmallow dominates the chart with a 32.3 per cent share and the older Android 5.1 Lollipop covers 21.8 per cent and Android 5.0 Lollipop covers 7.4 per cent of all devices.
Devices that will receive Android 8.0 Oreo Update:
The devices that are so far confirmed to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update are listed below:
- Google Pixel.
- Google Pixel XL.
- Nexus 5X.
- Nexus 6P.
- Pixel C Tablet.
- Nokia 3.
- Nokia 5.
- Nokia 6.
- Nokia 8.
- Essential PH-1.
- OnePlus 3.
- OnePlus 3T.
- OnePlus 5.
- Samsung Galaxy S8.
- Samsung Galaxy S8+.
- HTC U11.
- Sony Xperia XZ Premium.
This list is not final. As the Android Oreo update has just been announced, we will see more OEM announce Android Oreo update for their lineup of Smartphones in a few weeks.
Android 8.0 Oreo Features:
Below are some of the new highlight features making its way to the Android 8.0 Oreo software version:
- Android 8.0 Oreo Brings optimizations for better battery backup, security, and performance making it smarter, powerful and faster than previous versions.
- Improved Doze Mode.
- Notification Dots.
- Notification Snooze.
- Picture-in-Picture mode which allows video players to float over other applications for better multitasking.
- Universal Auto-fill.
- Project Treble.
- Faster app loading time and booting time.
- WiFi Aware.
- Bootloop prevention.
- Support for HDR displays.
- Better Bluetooth Connectivity.
- Updated set of emojis.
- Smarter text selection process for copy and paste.
- App icons will adapt to the UI.
- Better integration of app widgets.
- Search and find info about applications installed on your device.
We will update you with more information on Android 8.0 Oreo as we get them. Stay tuned with us.