When Will Your Smartphone Get It — Android Oreo

Android Oreo Google Nexus 6P

Android Oreo Google Nexus 6P

Some of the new features include easier management of apps on the phone, as well as the way notifications are handled; however, it will take Android users some time to interact with Oreo and discover the changes on the phone, and OS users with the latest mobile devices will be given priority to use Oreo. Information about the 8.0 Oreo has been gradually released since March, with various information being leaked in the past few months with the support of owner Google.

"With a stable vendor interface providing access to the hardware-specific parts of Android, device makers can choose to deliver a new Android release to consumers by just updating the Android OS framework without any additional work required from the silicon manufacturers", Malchev noted in an Android Developers Blog post in May. This fondness is set to transpire into the smartphone segment as well, with the introduction of the Android 8.0 Oreo, the latest release of the platform that is smarter, faster and more powerful than ever.

This should mean that Oreo users won't fall foul to installing a malicious app masquerading as something innocuous, just because they ticked a box for a completely different app sometime earlier.

The most pertinent question is: when will you get it?

Android Oreo Google Nexus 6P

Boot times have also been improved, and security features in the Google Play Store are more prominently displayed to keep you safe against any unwanted malware. Android Oreo has a good number of them, be it picture in picture mode, notification channels, notification dots, autofill and many others.

One of the usual expectations of users from a new OS is improved performance. In general, Oreo goes for traditional smiley faces instead of blobs, and the other objects have a more photorealistic vibe.

Google has named Android after a brand before: The 2013 version was known as Kit Kat. Although some are still up in arms on the issue of Google Nexus 6P battery life when compared to Nougat, a majority of the people who have updated to Oreo are happy about the battery life improvements. OnePlus has also assured users that the OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 5 will get Android O. Once the update made available, you will see a push notification on your phone's display. Not major new features, but welcome nonetheless.