Google's Android O Rollout May Begin on Aug 21st

Google's Android O Rollout May Begin on Aug 21st

Google is planning to launch Android O the week of August 21st. However, the tweet from Ruddock states that the Android O update for Pixel has been pushed back. Android O basically places specific limits in location updates, background services and implicit broadcasts. On the other hand, the iPhone 8 is coming in September, so Google may be looking to steal some of Apple's thunder with a splashy Android O name unveiling event. You can watch the YouTube while you are in another app also by using Picture in Picture feature. Android O will bring features such as app badges, revamped settings interface, snooze notifications, new emojis among other great features. Users can long tap on a text inside the address and the OS will automatically select the complete address.

This unconfirmed new rumor claims that the Pixel smartphones won't be getting the new Android O update in the mid-august. On the features end, Android O is expected to be rolled out with more refined UI experience with a plethora of new features and superior battery optimization. However, not all apps will be supported with this feature initially.

Before this update, Google Camera users either had to send a creepily lit selfie, hope to find a lamp nearby, of turn their phone around to take a selfie using the back-facing camera.

Earlier this month, it was reported that the Android O may debut in the second week of this month. The change to Android O allows developers to target API level 26 and their additional support libraries for future applications for the platform.

Since this is still a Developer Preview, there are a few known bugs. The company has also introduced a new version of Android Testing Support Library that includes features like Android Test Orchestrator, Multiprocess Espresso, and more.

Reports about the upcoming release of the Android O are a bit confusing.