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)