Rumor Has It: Android O to Be Released August 21

Rumor Has It: Android O to Be Released August 21
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It is rumored that the anticipated Android O will be released the week of August 21st via Evan Blass, who also suggests the launch is “most likely” going to be on that specific day.

Android O will be available to various users of Google products like the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, and Google Pixel C. Android device makers will add their own touch with overlays before releasing it to their own devices.

The Android O will introduce several new features, including: the ability to watch a video in a small window on your smartphone while you perform other tasks, a newer interface for notifications, and the introduction of an Autofill API. The Android O will also have a better battery life than its previous counterparts and will host a better Bluetooth connection.

In a series of tweets, Android Police’s David Ruddock provided some interesting insight to the update’s release:

● “The Android O update for Pixel has been pushed back (surprise). No new ETA.”
● “According to one source whose information I cannot verify, Android O will receive a name on the day of the solar eclipse (August 21st).”
● “I’m not going to ruin the surprise of the name. It doesn’t really matter and I feel like spoiling it actually is kind of a spoiler.”
● “That said, if Google publishes something somewhere that corroborates the name we’ve been told, we *will* publish that.”
● “It also sounds like Google is planning some degree of spectacle around this. It won’t just be a random “oh hey here’s a statue” thing.”

There has speculation as to what the “O” stands for. Some have joked that it will be coined the Android Oreo, but marketing specialists surely have a prime name for their newest software update.


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