During yesterday’s solar eclipse, at an event in Manhattan complete with the unveiling of a cookie themed statue, Google officially announced that Android 8.0 will be known as Android Oreo. The OS was previously known simply as Android O.
Android Oreo has a ton of new features including faster boot speed, the ability to minimize background activities, and picture-in-picture functionality for using two apps simultaneously.
The new OS will be pushed onto the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) yesterday and will be rolling out as OTA updates to select devices very soon.
You can learn more about Android Oreo at android.com/oreo.