Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Android O "most likely" to be released on August 21

Android O

This corroborates will with Google's claims that Android O will launch sometime in Q3 2017.

Since this supposed delay hasn't been addressed Google, it's possible that it might not be be a big deal. It's available to anyone with Nexus and Pixel devices using Android 7.1.1 and above. There are a few reports out there which also states that Google will make it official at the keynote where they will launch the new Pixel devices for this year.

Should these reports hold water, Android O is expected to be rolled out to Google Pixel or Nexus phones first before anything else.

With Intel discontinuing the Edison and Joule hardware designs, Google is embracing NXPs hardware to plump out its collection of hardware that can support Android Things.

OnePlus 3 and 3T to get Android O as final software update
Otherwise, you'll have to wait a while for each official update to come in as the OnePlus 5 has gotten development priority . That usually means two versions of Android and accompanying point upgrades as the company is capable of providing for.

Of course, we're just taking a guess, but if we had to put money on any single name, it'd be Oreo.

Tinkerers using the Raspberry Pi 3 will also find that Android Things Dev Preview 5 also now supports OpenGL ES 2.0 and WebView, a much requested feature. At the event, the company also gave a sneak peek into some of the features coming in Android O, the new Android version arriving later this year. While this is not officially confirmed by Google, it is quite shocking nonetheless. Android O basically places specific limits in location updates, background services and implicit broadcasts. Ruddock is of the view that the official name of Android 8.0 will be declared on August 21, the day of the solar eclipse.

As for other users, it's likely that the final build of Android O might be made more widely available isome time in October or November.

The latest beta version has shown a good sign that Android O is already in a stable condition and is, in fact, due for official release anytime soon.

Like this: