Android O is Coming August 21, Minutes After the Solar Eclipse

Google Android Oreo officially launched

Android O is Coming August 21, Minutes After the Solar Eclipse

Thankfully, Google allowed beta testers to try the developer preview of it and we already have an idea of what type of features it will offer. It teamed up with Kit Kat in 2013 to launch a version of the same name.

Quick Setting: New version of Android provides better quick setting. Developers have to enable Instant Apps as a feature for their apps and then users will be able to use them. This is a more powerful way to control what an app can push to your notification shade. However, you can turn different elements of notifications on or off. The release will be live streamed starting at 2:40 p.m. EDT. The adaptive icons mean that the icons will be displayed in various shapes, according to the mask chosen by the device. Instant Apps were announced over a year ago at Google I/O 2016 and now finally are available on 500 million Android devices. You'll be able to keep a video playing in a floating window while you do other things, which is handy. However, not all apps will be supported with this feature initially.

The features also include, picture-in-picture support, auto-fill support for individual apps, smart text selection that let Android recognize entities like addresses, URLs, telephone numbers, and email addresses to make the copy/paste experience better.

Background Limits, ensures there are automatic limits on apps running in the background.

Google says that by default, the previews are only going to play when users are on a Wi-Fi connection. Then, the Android framework plugs into that. That update, which was previously thought to be "Key Lime Pie", launched Android-branded candy bars, which were sold in a handful of countries, including the U.S., Japan, and UK. The result, hopefully, will be faster updates for longer. We still don't have any confirmation about whether or not OnePlus 5 will get the update. Treble will be included on all future phones that ship with O.

Less than an hour ago, Google formally took the veil off of Android 8.0 Oreo stating that OTAs would be hitting "soon". However, it may have accidentally leaked the name.

Rumor mongers got a big break on Friday about the possible name for Google's upcoming Android "O" operating system.

Android is notoriously slow at rolling out device updates because of the number of manufacturers, phone carries and other third-party companies involved in seeing through a new release.

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