Android O has finally been named: Watch the full reveal here
- Author: Terrell Bush Aug 22, 2017,
Aug 22, 2017, 0:36
Google will hold a dedicated event for both the Solar Eclipse and to release the next major version of Android in New York City at 2:40PM ET. Most newer Samsung and Sony phones are also confirmed to support Android Oreo, including 2017 Galaxy devices as well as the S7 line, along with the Xperia X, XZ, XA1, and their various iterations. While the "commercial" factory images page appears to still be on Nougat, the developer's portal has been updated to the latest, final version.
"It comes with new features like picture-in-picture and Autofill to help you navigate tasks seamlessly". In the description for the video, Google invites you to "watch the solar eclipse unveil the Android O superhero" and says, "Trust us, it'll be extra sweet".
Now, Cliff Wade, a customer support manager for Nova Launcher, claims that the name of Google's next iterative mobile platform will be called the Android 8.0 Orellete. If you don't have the newest Android phone, however, you probably won't be able to download the new OS for now.
Like KitKat before it, Android's alphabetical snack-themed codenames have gone commercial and partnered with an actual snack producer, adopting Nabisco's trademarked "Oreo" as the name for this release. Along with the Android O's announcement, Google is expected to begin the rollout of the update to Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones right away.
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Android O will also come with new app icon badges for notifications.
Previously, Android users could only allow all or block all notifications from each app.
The company showed off some new features on Monday that promise to extend battery life and increase security for Android users. PIP mode lets users continue watching a video in the lower corner of their screen even after they've switched to another window on their smartphone. This feature makes the limit for background applications.