For the second time in the history of the Android OS, the name is commercial. For the first time, this was done with the Android 4.4 KitKat version in 2013. A new version of the “green robot” under the number 8.0 was named after the popular American cookie Oreo. The Android 8.0 Oreo code is already downloaded to the Android Open Source Project, and updates for supported Nexus and Pixel devices will appear “in the near future.” The final assembly will also be available for gadgets participating in the Android Beta Program.
Representatives of Google said that by the end of the year there will be updates for devices, as well as gadgets on Android Oreo “out of the box” from companies such as Essential, General Mobile, HMD Global, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp, and Sony. At the same time, BlackBerry promised to upgrade to Android Oreo smartphone KeyOne.
Google announced at the event Google For India 2017 additional details about the platform for entry-level devices. Recall, the original platform, code-named Android Oreo Go Edition was announced in May at a conference for developers Google I / O 2017. It is designed for devices that have from 512 MB to 1 GB of RAM.
Now the platform is presented as Android Oreo Go Edition, it is based on the version of Android 8.1 Oreo. As noted by the developers, the platform provides an increase of 15% performance. Thanks to optimization, it can run smoothly and quickly on entry-level devices.
Features of Android Oreo GO Edition
The new version of Android brought with it the support of the picture-in-picture mode, more flexible notification management, completely redesigned emoji (plus 60 new ones), built-in Google Play Protect, support for autocompletion at the system level, support for Android Instant Apps, power consumption control for applications running in background, faster download and much more.
Google apps, such as Google Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go, YouTube Go, Google Assistant Go, Files Go, and custom Chrome and Gboard, are designed to take into account the consumption of less memory. Preinstalled applications take up to 50% less space. In addition, a special version of the Google Play Store will highlight applications that are optimized in this way.
According to Google, manufacturers will start shipping smartphones with it in the coming months, they will be available in early 2018. The Android code Oreo (Go Edition) is open as part of Android 8.1 Oreo.