It's official! Android 8.0 is called Oreo

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Don't forget to use the blob emoji one last time before updating to Android Oreo

Read on to check if yours makes the cut. The latest version of Google's mobile software will be rolled out as OTA update in a phased manner.

But those devices that were enrolled in the beta-Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, and Nexus Player-were slated for the next drop. Android Orea is also known as Android 8.0 operating system. With Android O, right, the user must first grant permission to the app that triggers the install. OnePlus has also assured users that the OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 5 will get Android O.

At the launch of the new Micromax Canvas Infinity with 5.7-inch 18:9 FullVision display, the company announced it will provide the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the handset, but again, there is no timeline for it yet. However, it is still likely that the devices will get a further interim update, like an Android 8.1. We aren't sure what Google's thought process was here for Android Oreo, but let's hope that it gets removed or a toggle for it gets added. The company has confirmed that the Android Oreo update for Motorola devices will surely arrive but neither a timeline nor a list of devices was provided. This device will apparently be among the first Nokia-branded smartphones to receive this update. As for Moto phones from 2016, the likes of Moto G4 series to get the update as it still falls under the 18-month timeframe.

With the arrival of Oreo, Android users who choose to enable the new "install unknown apps" permission have greater transparency into the source of those apps before installation, Cunningham said. Its spokesperson has confirmed that the recently announced BlackBerry KEYone will be getting the Android 8.0 Oreo update. The official Android blog mentions that the Essential phone will get the Android Oreo update.

Android 8.0 introduces a new way to protect devices from malicious Android apps installed from the web or third-party app stores.

Unlike previous versions of Android, Oreo offers boosted protection against accidental downloads and installation of apps from untrusted sources.

According to the data from Android Dashboard, about 12.3% of Android devices are running on Android Nougat, and 1.2% are running Nougat 7.1 as of August 2017.

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