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Android O to be officially released next week?

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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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posted on 03 Aug 2017, 04:48 1

1. NewroticSlob (Posts: 135; Member since: 09 May 2013)


Otorhinolaryngology! :)

posted on 03 Aug 2017, 04:58 1

2. ahmadkun (Posts: 94; Member since: 02 May 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

posted on 03 Aug 2017, 05:21 1

4. maple_mak (Posts: 904; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


Android O improved performance...a lot.

posted on 03 Aug 2017, 06:27 1

6. vincelongman (Posts: 5068; Member since: 10 Feb 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

posted on 03 Aug 2017, 05:02

3. uchihakurtz (Posts: 404; Member since: 12 Nov 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.

posted on 03 Aug 2017, 05:31 1

5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4319; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


They wanted to get to Z ASAP.

posted on 03 Aug 2017, 06:33 1

7. vincelongman (Posts: 5068; Member since: 10 Feb 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

posted on 03 Aug 2017, 06:42

8. cnour (Posts: 1494; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


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

posted on 03 Aug 2017, 07:03 5

9. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4319; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Worry about your own balls of Apples first.

posted on 03 Aug 2017, 09:31

12. maple_mak (Posts: 904; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


LOL +1

posted on 03 Aug 2017, 07:17

10. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1524; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


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

posted on 03 Aug 2017, 09:05

11. vishybas (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


The release date is 21st August

O stands for Oreo

posted on 03 Aug 2017, 12:34

13. redbaronk12 (Posts: 97; Member since: 14 Dec 2013)


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

posted on 03 Aug 2017, 14:40

14. Mezzum (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Aug 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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