Google announced the next version of Android at the exact same time as the solar eclipse appeared in New York City on Monday — perhaps because the two sort of resemble each other. As many had already guessed, the name of the next Android will be Android Oreo.
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Oreos kind of look like an eclipse, right?
Along with the name, Google also announced that Android Oreo is now available via Google's Android Open Source Project. The rollout is expected to arrive first to Pixel and Nexus devices, with builds currently in carrier testing.
According to Google, Android Oreo is "the superhero to have by your side (or in your pocket!)."
The update is pretty unimpressive, but there are some noteworthy changes. A new picture-in-picture feature lets you see two apps at once. So, now you can check your calendar while on a video call. And notification dots let you tap to see what's new in your apps and then take action on those notifications quickly.
Android Oreo has a faster boot speed (up to twice as fast on Pixel). With your permission, autofill remembers things like logins to quickly get you into your favorite apps. Support for Android Instant Apps allows you to use apps with no installation needed.
Perhaps the most notable update comes in the form of over 2,000 redesigned emoji, along with 69 new ones.
Here's a small sample:
Find out more about the update here.