Android O Version aka Android 8.0 Named ‘Android Oreo’

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Android updates are coming out yearly and so are the desserts in increasing order of the English alphabets. After Android 7.0 being officially called as Android Nougat, it’s time to move on to next year, i.e., 2017 and it will the Android 8.0 aka the Android O version. Android 8.0 is the “Next Android version” that we will see introduced by the end of the year, possibly before the iOS 11 comes up.

Android 8.0 Name Oreo


Android 8 Version

Predicting the upcoming version for Android is quite easy because they have always adopted the desserts names with an alphabetical ordering of English letter. This year as well, it will be same. For 2016 we had Android 7.0 Nougat and for 2017 we will have Android 8.0 name starting with letter O.

Android 8 Name:

Here are the possible names that we have got to the Android 8.0 version name –

Android Oreo:

The best-selling cookie in the United States might take up the Android 8.0 name as alphabetically it starts with English letter O. Even Cadbury makes Oreo biscuits which are worldwide popular.

Since its name is easy to remember, guys at Android have named the upcoming Android version as Android 8 Oreo.

Here are the other names that came forward –

Android Oatmeal

Made up of Oatgrains. The Oatmeal cookies are very famous and rich in health.

Android Octopus

In the recent development, it was reported by News Nexa that upcoming Android version might be named as Android Octopus.

Android Ontbijtkoek

Android Ontbijtkoek is yet another contender for running for the name of Android 8 version. It’s a famous Dutch spice cake, also known as Peperkoek, Kruidkoek.

Some other names as suggested are –

  • Android Oblaat – a Transparent editable layer of starch which wraps some candies in Japan.
  • Android Ozark
  • Android Oliebol
  • Android Oladyi
  • Android Otap
  • Android Oreo
  • Android Obbattu
  • Android Ouzo
  • Android Olho-de-sogra

Expected Android 8.0 Version Name

In our opinion, the Android Oatmeal will be the perfect name because other desserts with letter O are hard to remember. Talking about Oatmeal, it’s a popular porridge in North America and Canada. Moreover, other names as mentioned above are somewhat hard to pronounce.

If it isn’t Oatmeal, then I think Google will name it as Android Ozark or Android Ouzo.

Android Oreo Release Date

The Android 8.0 version is expected to release in the month of August 2017, that’s because the upcoming iOS 11 is expected to debut at the Apple fall event. Google this time is planning to launch it ahead of it.

Android 8 Oreo Update

Ofcourse the Android 8.0 Oreo update will be available to a number of devices. Google promises guaranteed update to qualifying Nexus and Android One phones. Apart from that several phones manufactured by Sony, Samsung, Motorola, HTC, Xiaomi will receive the update.

Motorola even leaked out the Android O update to Moto G4 Plus as it will be the part of their two years software update support since the first announcement. The complete details of which phones are eligible will be available very soon.

As of now, it’s hard to predict which devices will receive this update but given that some carriers have offered software support for a longer duration, which also sees through the Android 8.0 O.

List of Eligible Devices

The following is the list of devices which will get this update –

  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Essential Phone PH-1
  • LG V30
  • LG V20
  • Nexus 6P
  • Nexus 5X
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 2017
  • Samsung Galaxy A7 2017
  • Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 2017
  • Samsung Galaxy J5 2017
  • Galaxy C9 Pro
  • Galaxy C7 Pro
  • Galaxy J7 Prime
  • Motorola Moto Z
  • Motorola Moto Z Play
  • Motorola Moto G4 Plus
  • Motorola Moto M
  • General Mobile GM 5
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
  • Nokia 6
  • Nokia 5
  • Nokia 3
  • Nokia 2
  • Nokia 8
  • BlackBerry Aurora
  • Huawei P10
  • Huawei P10 Plus
  • Smartron SRT Phone

Note: Preliminary list[expectation based on the OEM’s software update history]. More devices will be added to the list.

Android 8 Development

Just like Android Lollipop and Marshmallow, first, there will be developer preview version available for download for a number of devices. All these after the Android 7.1 update.

Possible time-frame when we start talking about it is April-May 2017, as usual just before Google I/O event. It’s scheduled for May 17-19.

Also Read – Xiaomi Devices getting the Nougat update

So we will definitely have Android 8.0 Developer Previews available before the official release or maybe the developer preview will be announced the Google’s biggest event for developers held annually.

On July 25, Google announced fourth and final Android O Developer Preview available for download. That means that it’s very near the official launch.

Android Oreo Features:

As of now, it’s hard to comment on what will be the Android O features but with the launch of Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphone, the company might be thinking to bring in the Google Assistant pre-loaded on this Android version, atleast to Nexus and upcoming Pixel flagship phones.

As of now the following possible features are rumored –

  • Copy Less: Allows you to easily copy paste.
  • Finger Gesture: Many phones have been launched with finger gesture feature. By drawing patterns through finger you can easily open configured options like camera, music and so on. Even Lineage OS, Cyanogen OS and Oxygen OS have this feature.

That’s just the beginning, the list will get bigger as it approaches the launch date.

Android O Release Date:

Google hasn’t mentioned any official release date for Android O version but it will be tentatively out some time in Q3, 2017 only. Maybe in September 2017 and before the Apple fall event.

Download Android O Developer Preview

Android 8.0 Developer Preview is now available for download(fourth and final build). It works on a limited number of devices. As of now it’s confirmed to work on –

  • Nexus 6P
  • Nexus 5X
  • Nexus Player
  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Google Pixel C

Read More about Android 8.0 developer previews.

So are you excited about Android 8 version?


Some of the commonly asked FAQs on Android version 8 name are –

What Devices will run it out of Box?

A number of devices will run the Android Oreo version out of the box in 2018. A flurry of devices will be announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC 2018).

When Android Oreo Launched?

The next Android 8.0 version will be launched at Google I/O 2017 in May and refer to recorded Google I/O 2017 event video.

When will the Android 8 update roll-out begin?

The Android Oreo update will be rolled out to a number of devices including above-mentioned phones starting December 2017. By March next year, it starts rolled out to carrier variant in United States, United Kingdom, and other countries. It will be first available to Google Nexus and Pixel devices and then to Android One phones.

Android O Release Date – January 2018

What’s the next Update after Android Oreo?

Further through Android development, we will have Android 8.0.1, 8.0.2, Android 8.1 and Android 8.1.1 updates shortly after the release of Android Oreo.

Galaxy S8 Android O update

Talking about the Samsung Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 update it’s among the probable to get the update much early than other devices. So does the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.

Galaxy S8 Active Android 8.0 update

The Galaxy S8 Active Android Oreo update is definitely on the cards.

Nokia 6 Android O update

The Nokia’s flagship phone too will receive the Android Oreo update.

Nokia 3 Android 8.0 update

Just like Nokia 6, the budget Nokia 3 phone is sure of getting the Android 8.0 update.

Do check out for more Android O news coming up soon.

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This post was last modified on May 30, 2018 10:59 AM

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