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 August 22 2017

Android 8.0 Oreo

Android 8.0 Oreo

Android 8.0 Oreo. © Google.

Google chose the day of the solar eclipse to reveal the treat selected for its latest version of Android: “Nougat” will be followed by “Oreo”. Google and Nabisco have inked a deal for the use the brand. This is the second time Google uses a brand name for Android, after the “KitKat” in 2013 (version 4.4). While the official announcement was still underway in New York City, version 8.0 was being rolled out through the usual channels. System images for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and Nexus Player are available for download. If you get updates through your provider, you’ll have to be patient: owners of the Galaxy S8 or LG G6 can expect to wait 6 months, which isn’t actually that long in terms of Android. But if you just can’t wait to be rid of those yellow blobs, you can always buy a new phone.

Ars Technica, “Android 8.0 Oreo is official, starts rollout to devices.”

 

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