Google teases Fans with Eclipse-themed Android 8.0 Oreo



Google unveiled the developer preview of Android O at its I/O Conference, with some of Android O’s new features and enhancements made known to the developers. Now, the company according to its ritual naming pattern embarked to host an Eclipse-themed Android event in New York City.

In a simulcast of NASA's eclipse livestream, Google provided fans with eclipse glasses to view the rare-phenomenon as Android "O" finally got unveiled as "Android Oreo (8.0).

Some new features expected with the new OS include measures to help users manage the number of notifications with "split notifications", so they can block some alert types while all are categorized.

Also, there are new emoji package, a faster startup time, and security enhancements including the new "Google Play Protect" system.



The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) will be getting the 8.0 code which have started rolling out to Google Pixel and Pixel XL; also Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, and Pixel C, and some device enrolled in the Android Beta Program will also be upgraded.

Android 8.0 will bring Project Treble (a modularization of the OS) to new devices, which would make development and rolling out of new Android updates easy.

The new OS was released on Monday at 19:50 BST, so the task of making the new software available on existing devices is now left to the hand of phone manufacturers.
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