Android O will now officially be known as Android 8.0 Oreo.

Google announced the officially revealed the sweet codename of their latest Android version at an event in New York City.

This marks the second time that Google has worked with a company to use a brand’s name for one of its codenames, the first was with Android 4.4 KitKat in 2013.

Google says Android 8.0 Oreo is “smart, faster and more powerful than ever,” and that the world’s favourite cookie is your new favourite Android release.

Android Oreo brings a bunch of under-the-hood improvements and features like picture-in-picture and notification dots. You should also expect faster boot times (up to two times faster on the Pixel). The new 8.0 update also brings redesigned emojis (RIP Android blobs), to make them more uniform with other OSes.

Android Oreo will be rolling out to the Pixel/Pixel XL, Nexus 5X & 6P, Pixel C and Nexus Player in phases over the next few weeks.

You can find out more about the new update at android.com/oreo

Source: Google

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