Google introduced the latest version of Android this week. It is being more popularly referred to as Android 8 Oreo or simply, Android O. Experts dub, the timing of this new release could not have been better. Just as when Apple and Samsung have some big events coming up, Google stole the show with this sudden launch this Monday.

However, according to a statement issued by Google, Android-powered smartphones with Oreo Operating System installed, will not arrive in the market before the year-end. However, it is trying its level best to make the handsets commercially available as soon as possible. The statement further revealed, any device, which was included in the Android Beta Program, will also receive the final version of Android O.

Google has announced Oreo update for a number of devices, including Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Pixel C and Nexus Player. Other hardware manufacturers like Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, HMD Global Home of Nokia Phones, Samsung, Sharp and Sony promise to deliver Android O-powered smartphones in the market by the year-end.

Android 8 Oreo is said to have an array of more stunning, efficient and user-friendly features, in comparison to the previous versions. Most importantly, the Operating System will have stricter security control over the installed apps. As compared to the Android 7 Nougat version, Android Oreo will boot at a faster speed of 2X. The updated Android Operating System version will also be capable to automatically cut down battery drainage on the various background jobs. In contrast to the previous versions of Android, this feature is expected to extend battery life in handsets that run on Android O.

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In addition to the features mentioned above, the just introduced Android 8 will include a large array of redesigned emojis to articulate users’ emotions more lucidly. The screen setting will allow users watch two apps at the same time. Enhanced features of the latest Operating System version will enable it to display dots, whenever an update appears on an app installed in a device.

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This latest version of the Android OS is a part of the AI (Artificial Intelligence) software push that Google announced at its annual developer conference, Google I/O, earlier this year. The US-based tech giant announced at that event that it will improve both the scope and efficiency of Google Assistant and upgrade Google Photos in near future.

Introducing Android O, according to experts, is Google’s way of keeping its promise.