Google made its 2017 Android O update official at the I/O conference that concluded in May. The company since then has been launching developer previews. After roughly three months, the firm finally announced the official name of its software update, calling it “#Android Oreo.” The mobile system is scheduled to be rolled out officially to most of the smartphones worldwide soon.

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The update comes equipped with new and exciting features such as the Picture-in-Picture mode, a revamped notifications panel, a smoother user interface and more. #Indian Express reported that at the moment, Android Lollipop (which is about two years old) and Marshmallow (a year old) dominate most of the smartphones at the moment, with only 12.3 per cent of the devices being powered by Android Nougat 7.0.

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The list of smartphones scheduled to receive the update

Indian Express further reported that the latest update will first be featured to Google-branded smartphones including Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player and the Pixel C. These smartphones and tablets are already running the Android O beta program, therefore; most of the functions are already operating on these devices. The final version of Android O will finally be made available to them. Users are required to go to the ‘Settings’ option and check for the update.

Google has also published a list that includes all the HMD Global-backed devices, which will be receiving the update. These include Nokia’s high-end, recently-launched 8 smartphones. This device will apparently be among the first Nokia-branded smartphones to receive this update.

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Android O will also reportedly hit Nokia 6, 5 and 3 devices. Android co-founder, Andy Rubin, recently took the wraps off its Essential PH-1 smartphone, which is also in the list of smartphones that will receive the Android O update. The device – which comes at a price of $699 – currently, runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS.

Another bunch of smartphones by different brands including Sony, Kyocera, Samsung, Huawei, General Mobile, LG, Motorola and Sharp will also be receiving the Android O update. While some may take weeks to update their devices, others may take months. Samsung will obviously be seen prioritizing Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smart phones along with its flagship offering Galaxy Note 8. The same will be pulled off by Sony, wherein it will first update its Xperia XZ Premium. OnePlus will be updating its OnePlus 5 along with OnePlus 3 and 3T. #Mobile Operating System