Not yet revealed is the official name of Android O, but expected to be available for download this month itself. Here are the additional details on its rollout and other things.
When Google updates Android is in question, and this year it’s Android 8.0 version labeled ‘O’. We have been accompanied with the leaks and rumors surrounding Android O features and specifications, but still waiting for the final launch detailing.
As per the naming convention, Android O would be named after a popular dessert, though no official date has been given by the search giant, rather considering August is almost half gone. The official announcement seems to be coming closer. According to the latest reports, Android O will be announced officially and rolled out starting August 21.
If this happens, then the official unveil will resolve one of the biggest questions surrounding Android O – the official name. With Android K or KitKat, Google for the first time announced a partnership with a popular brand. Android O could also go the same way, as earlier versions on the mobile operating system names.
Rumors have long since suggested that Android O will be called Android Oreo, it’s a biscuit and cookie brand. Google and Oreo may announce the partnership on the rumored date of 21st August. Similar to Android KitKat, the Android O would be called Android Oreo if anything goes viral.
There could be a special contests and events planned around the two big names, however, the official announcement is still not declared as yet, and Google could surprise us all by choosing a completely different name.
While the leak regarding the official announcement came through Twitter channel user, David Ruddock has posted a series of tweets about the upcoming event. Unfortunately, he didn’t confirmed that Google will definitely announce the next version of the OS later this month, rather he reaffirmed from spilling the beans out as to what would the name be.
He did confirm that he would not shy away from revealing the truth if some other publication managed to carry the actual name. Also, along with the name, Google is said to be reportedly planning for a big event around the next OS unveiling. No more information about the event is well-known, but it’s likely that be something around the solar eclipse as US will witness its first ever complete solar eclipse in over a century on the same date.
August 21 will be when all the US citizens will witness the event. Google has timed the launch of Android O with the eclipse considering during the solar eclipse, which is a ring around the sun that is visible in the sky, in the shape of a big “O”. Apart from Android Oreo, there has been in speculation two other names – suggested for the upcoming mobile OS. Likely to be called Android Oatmeal Cookie.
In a recent developer’s preview of Android 8.0 showed an Octopus, which has now confused people as to what the actual name might be. Not only Ruddock, but Even Blass on Twitter also mentioned that the version 8.0 will officially arrive on August 21.
The first Android O Beta – Developer Preview has already been made available for testing purposes, rolled out to developers and old Google smartphone owners who have signed up for the update. Android O is expected top come with battery enhancements, picture-to-picture feature in apps as well as changes in notifications panel.
Google Pixel owners are the first in line scheduled to get their hands on the new update followed by Nexus devices. As the Android O OEMs are already adapted, flagship smartphones from the likes of Samsung, LG, Motorola, and others will soon start getting the updates. With that said, it is expected to be one of the last Android OS versions on many older flagship smartphones like the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T.
Rest of the details regarding the final version of Android O download and followed by the installation guides can be had on August 21st. Stay tuned for more!
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