Android O set for release around August 21st

Android O was originally announced at Google I/O this year, and it was immediately followed by several developer previews so Google could speed things up for developers and hammer out last minute issues. It’s been a few months, and now it’s time for the latest Android OS to release to the general public.

According to Evan Blass, Android O should go live on the week of August 21st, with a pretty good chance of releasing on the 21st exactly. Releasing on a Monday would definitely make for an interesting week.

As always, nothing’s official until Google actually confirms it, but Evan Blass is usually right more times than not.

Android O brings several new features to smartphones and tablets, including an improved notification system, better background limits for apps, picture-in-picture mode, OS-level support for password managers, customization options, and tons more. It’s more a refinement update than one that overhauls tons of things, but hey, Nougat was pretty great. Don’t fix what’s not broken.

source: Evan Blass (Twitter)


About the Author: Jared Peters

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid, but the tech enthusiasm currently covers just about everything. He likes PC gaming, Lenovo's Moto Z line, and a good productivity app.