Android O, likely to be named Oreo, begins rolling out on August 21

Google just announced that Android O will be released on Monday.

Alongside the solar eclipse happening on August 21 in the United States, the latest version of Android will be released globally. A live-stream from New York City will commence at 2:40PM ET, showing both the solar eclipse and everything Android O has to offer. Google is partnering with NASA to share the historic moment (for science) with the world.

The announcement of Android O’s release date was shared on the official Twitter account for Android.

When it is released, owners of Pixel and Nexus devices will be first in line to get the major software update. The list of Google-made devices getting Android O includes the Pixel, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Nexus Player. Other companies, meanwhile, are in the process of implementing Android O on their own devices and testing for seamless compatibility.

All of the features coming with Android O are known. The name, however, has been hidden ever since the first Developer Preview arrived in March. But Android Police discovered a file name for a video posted by Google on Google+ that includes “Oreo.” While not a clear declaration of a name, it would appear likely Android O will become Android Oreo.

We’ll alert you when Android O begins rolling out next week.

Source: Google


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Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.