After a lot of speculation regarding the name of Android O, Google itself has accidentally revealed the name for Android 8.0. So, the questions such as “What is the name of Android 8.0?” or “What does O stand for in Android 8.0?” are put to rest by none other than the mighty Google. Google released a teaser on Google+ to promote the August 21 event where Android O and its name will be released. And the filename of the video was ‘GoogleOreo_Teaser_0817_noDroids (1).mp4‘. The filename confirms that the O in Android 8.0 stands for “Oreo” and not Oatmeal. In our articles, we always referred Android 8.0 as Oreo, and some of our beloved readers even criticized us for referring Android 8.0 as Oreo. But somewhere, deep in our heart, we were sure that Google will opt for Oreo.
Anyhow, after realizing the mistake Google changed the filename to ‘OctopusTeaser.mp4′. But it was too late and we aren’t buying Octopus now, so it’s going to be Android 8.0 Oreo.
Android 8.0 promises many new interesting and very useful features like Notification Dots, Autofill to fill forms automatically within the app, Smart Selection which is a machine learning based features that select only important text to be copied. Moreover, we will see the PIP (Picture-In-Picture) feature in Android 8.0 Oreo.
Apart from the above-mentioned features, there is a lot going at the backend of Android 8.0 Oreo. Oreo update brings better battery management algorithms, app optimizations, audio enhancements like improved Bluetooth audio and more.
The reveal event is scheduled for 21 August in New York.