Google chose the total solar eclipse (viewable in US) to unveil the name and the statue for the next major version of its mobile operating system. It is Android 8.0 Oreo and this is the second time that the company chooses such a famous name after Android 4.4 KitKat.
According to the official website of the new version, the Android 8.0 Oreo is safer, smarter, more powerful and sweeter than ever before. The update will roll out soon on Pixel smartphones, Pixel C and Nexus Player, and by the end of the year you should expect devices from Essential, General Mobile, HMD Global, Huawei, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, Samsung, Sharp, and Sony to either launch with or be upgraded to Android Oreo.
The latest version of Android comes with picture-in-picture support, notification dots, fully redesigned emoji (including over 60 new ones), Google Play Protect built-in, limits to background overuse of battery by apps, faster boot speeds, autofill system-wide, and support for Android Instant Apps.