Android Oreo released by Google

Android Oreo released by Google

The name - 8.0 Oreo - follows Google's tradition of naming each new version of Android after "sweet treats", and follows 2016's 7.0 Nougat.

The company says it has been working closely with Android manufacturers and that Android 8.0 Oreo updates will be heading out to non-Pixel and Nexus phones before the end of the year. Yes, finally, Google is releasing its much-anticipated and highly speculated Android update Android O, today along with The Great American Solar Eclipse. The new emojis will also be available as a new feature.

Google hasn't officially disclosed what the "O" in "Android O" stands for, but a leak suggest "O" will refer to Oreo. Nokia has been touting a "pure, updated Android" angle for its Nokia 3, 5, 6, and 8, so now it's time to back up that talk with a quick OS release. If you don't have the newest Android phone, however, you probably won't be able to download the new OS for now. Google may have been playing the name close to its collective chest, but it has been teasing us with Android 8.0 features for some months now.

RIP: King of Comedy Jerry Lewis Dies at 91 Years Old
The comedian and film-maker died on Sunday morning of natural causes, in Las Vegas , with his family by his side. Even when Lewis' national prominence waned in the last few decades, he continued to work regularly.

Less than an hour ago, Google formally took the veil off of Android 8.0 Oreo stating that OTAs would be hitting "soon".

Android O is said to make apps run faster and smoother.

Google's pulled its highly anticipated Android O update out of beta and the update is starting to head out to Pixel and Nexus devices around the world.

Hard or soft border: United Kingdom faces two options after Brexit
He said: "I am happy to continue to give those people - Irish Citizens among them - a voice alongside citizens of this State". London's position on the issue will need to be negotiated with Brussels.

Similar to notifications in Apple iPhones, Android O-powered smartphones too will now show the notification count in top corner of the app icon.

Notification Shade: In Android O, there is a little re-ordering of the toggles.

Lastly, another feature would be "restricted background activities" from apps such as Chrome 57. This will allow for things like watching a YouTube video or receiving a video call while sending an email or text message.

Tropical Storm Gert gains strength
The storm is expected to begin weakening in the next day or so as it moves further into the northern Atlantic. The tail end of a storm system in the US Hurricane Gert is due to hit Irish shores over the coming days.

Google on August 17 added the "Questions and Answers" feature to Google Maps and mobile search to help users get information about places they want to go to.

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