Google might announce the name of Android O on 21 August, the day of the solar eclipse

The official name of Google's next mobile operating system, Android O, might be announced on 21 August, according to tweets by Android Police's David Ruddock.

Google Android figurine. Reuters

Google Android figurine. Reuters

The Android O unveiling date has been doing the rounds online, after Google shipped Android O's final beta last month.

He also added in series of tweets about publishing the name when it will be released and mentioned that the name won't be random.

 It also sounds like Google is planning some degree of spectacle around this. It won't just be a random "oh hey here's a statue" thing.

— David Ruddock (@RDR0b11) August 10, 2017

  Previously, he tweeted out mentioning the delay in the release of the Android O update on Google Pixel.

Google announced Android O during the Google I/O 2017. The new operating system (OS) brings new features like Notification Dots, Picture-in-Picture, Autofill and Smart text selection. Google has improved the security and increased the booting speed in the new OS.

Notification Dots show the notification of an app after a long press. A small notification bar pops up at the top right corner of the app and shows the notification of the particular app. The Autofill feature helps in filling forms inside an app. Smart Selection feature is a machine learning based features that selects only important text to be copied.

Google Security and Google Play Protect helps in securing a smartphone. Google Play Protect scans apps on the device and takes more control of background apps.


Published Date: Aug 13, 2017 12:18 pm | Updated Date: Aug 13, 2017 12:18 pm