Android O Launch event on 21st August

Android O was confirmed by Google earlier this year but the official launch has still not happened, with much speculation on the name everyone is waiting for official word from Google. The latest rumours seem to point to a possible Android O launch event on 21st August.

 

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The Android O system has been out in the wild in the form of beta versions but the official launch of the system has not been forthcoming.

 

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A couple of sources have the launch date pegged for August 21st, and as Android Nougat came our way on August 22nd, this would fit with Google’s usual patterns.

 

That gives us just a week to wait for the final word from Google and the final confirmation on what the name of Android O could be. Google has been sticking with dessert/food names for their OS releases so the name is a big guessing game at the moment. Everything from Oatmeal to Oreos is being rumoured as the official name of the next Google OS, however the Android O beta version had an image of an octopus inside an Easter egg so could the food theme be a thing of the past?

 

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Google Pixel or Nexus users will be the first to get the new OS roll out so if you have a different handset to these you will be in for a longer wait.

 

You can find out from your phone manufacturer to see when your particular phone model is up for the Android O update.

 

Android O Features

 

The beta version releases of the Android O system has shown us some confirmed features such as Picture In Picture and faster boot times. There is a power saving feature that restricts background activities by prioritising certain app features and switching others off.

 

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New emojis are expected as well as redesigned icons and boosted audio performance with support for LDAC, Son’s hi-resolution Bluetooth audio codec.

 

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The rest of the features for Android O should be confirmed at the launch event, and if the anticipated date of 21st August is correct then we only have a week to wait.

 

Are you looking forward to the Android O launch? What do you think the name will be? Share your thoughts below or join the conversation on Google+.

 

 

Written by: Carmel Brown

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