Android O to be officially released next week?


As you probably well know, Android O is well under development, with 4 developer beta builds already out for eager early adopters to try out. However, an official date on when the final update would become available is still a mystery, as usual.

Tech pundit David Ruddock seems to be convinced that the official update is about to drop within a week. This isn't on a whim, too — he first claimed this back at the start of June, citing a source which he claims is reliable. Yesterday, he tweeted on the topic again, saying that the official Android O should be hitting Pixel devices within a week. As for what O stands for — it's still shrouded in mystery.

Do note that even if Mr. Ruddock's information is correct, some last minute changes may force Google to push the update forward in time. Issues and ideas popping up in the eleventh hour are probably a good reason why Google doesn't like to announce update times — it's done when it's done.

The timeframe looks right, though — Android 7.0 Nougat was pushed to Nexus devices on the 22nd of August last year, so this month's about the right time for the next major build to land.

source: David Ruddock

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14 Comments

1. NewroticSlob

Posts: 182; Member since: May 09, 2013

Otorhinolaryngology! :)

2. ahmadkun

Posts: 586; Member since: May 02, 2016

First time i'm not excited about new android version, it's just changing from 7.0 to 8.0 exactly what Apple does with IOS

4. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Android O improved performance...a lot.

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5695; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

O has heaps of under the hood improvements, especially for developers, hardware vendors, OEMs and hardcore users e.g. -Background limits (who doesn't want more SOT or more consistent SOT) -Project Treble (great for hardware vendors, OEMs and hardcore users) -Vitals (huge for budget phone users) -Kotlin (great for devs) -Proper Wide-gamut color (good heavy media and photography users) -Notifications channels and snoozing -Smart test selection and better Auto-Fill/password management -Native support for LDAC, aptX HD, SBC and AAC (better bluetooth audio) -Adaptive app icons Especially the first three, those alone make O a great update IMO

3. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Why can't it just be like 5.5, there aren't many visual changes to Lollipop, it's sort of like how KitKat is to ICS in UX. People get anxious being more x.1 behind , even more being 1.x behind.

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

They wanted to get to Z ASAP.

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5695; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

There's only so much you can do with design languages That's why Google, Apple and Microsoft have huge gaps between major design language changes If you based OS version on design language then they would on like 3.X

8. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Please solve the lags in my friend S8, please!!!!!!

9. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Worry about your own balls of Apples first.

12. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

LOL +1

10. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

How nice of you to care for ur friend this much..! Hats off to you bro. :)

11. vishybas

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

The release date is 21st August O stands for Oreo

13. redbaronk12

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

Developer Preview wrecked my Bluetooth media connection to my car. Hope the official release fixes it.

14. Mezzum

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 03, 2017

Great if your sporting the latest $700+ phone. Remember when an Android fan could get a good phone with the latest and greatest version of Android for a reasonable price? Remember when you could sport a phone, almost no one had ever seen, and you could proudly state, that phone is a NEXUS! Memories of when Google cared about their greatest resource. Us.

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