Android Oreo is here and you can get it soon – CNET

It’s O-fficial.

Oreo is the newest version of Android, Google’s mobile operating system. The updated software, which has been available for the last few months in developer beta, will arrive on devices by the end of the year.

It’s been a long guessing game about what the “O” in Android O stands for. For the uninitiated, Google names each new version of Android alphabetically and after a candy or sweet. For example, the most recent version was dubbed Nougat. Before that was Marshmallow, and before that Lollipop. Oreo will be Android 8.0, following Nougat.

Google unveils the name for Android O: Oreo.


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