Android Oreo is now Official, Here are the Supported Phones and New Features

We already told ya, its going to be Oreo and last night Google has made it official that the latest major Android operating system update, previously known as Android O to be called Oreo.

This new version of Android (8.0) introduces many new features and improves the core functionality of the OS. However, due to the problem of Android fragmentation not all devices will get this upgrade.

In fact, Android Oreo aims to solve this problem with Project Treble, an initiative that will ensure that all devices get the future Android updates without any hassle.

When can I get Android Oreo on my Phone?

Right now to be eligible for the update, you’ll need to have a Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X or Pixel C smartphone. Those who are already running the public beta, should get the update notification anytime soon.

The newest entrant in the Android smartphone market, Nokia has already confirmed that all of its smartphones including Nokia 8, 6, 5 and 3 will get the Android Oreo update and Nokia 8 would be one of the very first devices to get it.

Samsung, Huawei, General Mobile, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp and Sony also mentioned on the list.

However, other manufacturers might not jump on the bandwagon anytime soon, since many of their flagship devices are still running on Android Marshmallow and the least they would offer is the Android Nougat update.

New Features in Android Oreo:

Following is the list of confirmed features, all of which are available right now in the beta build of Android O:

  • Picture in Picture (PiP) mode
  • Twice as Fast Boot Time
  • Restricted background activities
  • Contextual press-to-hold options
  • Notification dots
  • Adaptive icons
  • New Set of Emojis
  • Boosted audio performance
  • Android Instant Apps

There are even more features such as downloadable fonts, location limits, notification snoozing, Wi-Fi assistant feature, Tooltips, Categorized settings and many more will be included in the final version.

You can check out the Android Oreo website to know more about this latest version of Android and its features.