In what has been a long and anxious wait, the Android naming countdown has now finally ended, only to reveal us with the official name – Android Oreo. The new version of Android is set to roll out to all Google-branded devices starting with the Pixel series and followed by the Nexus line shortly.
Android 8.0, most commonly known as Android O, has now undergone rigorous testing and four developer previews, so we are now approaching release time. This time around though, Google is not planning to simply take the wraps off a statue. A reveal event, where we’ll get the version name and the final release, is being held in NYC during Monday.
The last Android O developer preview dropped in early June. That was Dev Preview 3. And here we are, nearly two months later, and the Android team has gone ahead and dropped Dev Preview 4.
Sony is preparing to launch new smartphones yet again. They’re holding their traditional IFA conference on August 31st, where they’ll announce two phones, the G8341 and the G8441. However, the latter just passed through AnTuTu Benchmark, revealing a possible new iteration of their Compact line.
Each year, millions of Google loyalists expectantly await the release of their smartphone’s new mobile operating system. And every time, changes take a little getting used to, but ultimately improve both battery life and productivity. Usually, there’s even an element to aesthetic updates which heighten the excitement of the general masses. But in the year 2017, Android fans may be a little disappointed.
Today, Google has gone ahead and lifted the curtains on the next version of Android—Android O. Following Android N’s pre-Google I/O release, we all new Android O was due sooner or later. Of course, it doesn’t have a name yet, and we’ll probably have to wait until Q3 of this year when the final release is made public to know.