Oreo is the official Android codename for the 8.0 update of the open source Android mobile operating system and the 15th major release for the extremely popular mobile OS. Android Oreo followed 2017’s Nougat 7.0 release.
Android 8.0 Oreo arrived on August 17th, 2017, and an Oreo 8.1 update started rolling out on Google Android devices later that year in December.
What’s New in Android Oreo
Android 8 Oreo’s list of new feature enhancements and additions ranges from picture-in-picture app and video support to an Android Go minimized version of the Android mobile OS, Bluetooth 5 support, a Wi-Fi Aware feature, Notification Grouping and more.
Android Oreo also includes the usual interface and layout design improvements, including a revamped settings screen and 50 redesigned emojis to go along with support for the entire catalog of emoji in the Emoji 5.0 Unicode standard.
The Oreo 8.1 Update added a helpful feature that provides users with the speed of public Wi-Fi spots to quickly tell which ones offer a fast (or slow) connection.
The Oreo release of the Android mobile OS follows a number of earlier updates for Android, including Cupcake (v1.5), Donut (v1.6), Eclair (v2.0), FroYo (v2.2), Gingerbread (v2.3), Honeycomb (v3.0), Ice Cream Sandwich (v4.0), Jelly Bean (v4.1, v4.2 and v4.3), KitKat (v4.4), Lollipop (v5.0) Marshmallow (v6.0), and Nougat (v7.0). Android 9 Pie followed the Oreo release in August 2018.