The eighth iteration of Google’s mobile OS, Android O is set to be a many technically means chronicle yet, packaged to a gunnels with new facilities designed to fist a limit opening out of your device. Here’s all we need to know about it.
- Android O 8.0: latest news
- Android O 8.0: recover date
- Android O 8.0: name
- Android O 8.0: tip features
- Android O 8.0: craving adoption
Android O latest news
25/07/2017: Google has expelled a fourth and final developer preview for Android O, imprinting a final jump before a software’s central recover after this summer.
The latest dev preview is a ‘release claimant build’, definition that it’s as tighten as developers are going to get to a finished product before a final rollout begins. This will concede developers to exam their updated apps to check harmony with Android O.
The preview will be pushed out as an over-the-air refurbish to any authorised inclination that are enrolled in a preview programme, including a Google Pixel and Pixel XL, a Nexus 5X and 6P and more. The refurbish can also be downloaded and manually flashed onto devices.
The final preview doesn’t deliver any new features; instead, it focuses on improvements to stability, ubiquitous bug fixes and other under-the-hood tweaks. The categorical idea is to safeguard that when Android O arrives on users’ smartphones, there are copiousness of apps that can take advantage of all a glossy new features.
The fast chronicle of a Android 26.0.0 Support Library is enclosed with this release, as are a final APIs, that have been enclosed given a third preview. A new chronicle of a Android Testing Support Library is also shortly to be released, that facilities new collection like Multiprocess Espresso, Android Test Orchestrator and others.
The newest chronicle of Android is set to arrive with users this summer, many expected in August. The refurbish will arrive with owners of Google’s flagship Pixel phones, followed by comparison Nexus inclination like a 5X and 6P.
Following a recover of Android O, a timeframe for non-Google inclination to get a latest updates should also be almost reduced, interjection to a company’s Project Treble initiative, that aims to cut out many of a stairs indispensable for pulling out an refurbish to users.
23/06/2017: Google hasn’t strictly suggested a codename for Android O, that is routinely named after a juicy treat, though reports advise it might be “Oatmeal Cookie”.
One report speckled references to a dessert-themed name in Android 8.0 source code, observant visit references to “oc-dev”.
Of course, “oc” could mount for another dessert, though a find follows other observant Google fans seeing references to “oatmeal_cookie” in slides shown off during Google IO progressing this month.
Google staffers could be leaking a name to chuck us off a scent, though a codename doesn’t indeed matter, with a OS strictly famous by a recover number.
That doesn’t stop a conjecture around a tenure that customarily comes alongside such an update, with many suggesting it could be called Android Oreo. Previous codenames have been Kitkat, Lollipop and Nougat, going serve behind to Eclair and Froyo (Frozen Yogurt), with Google environment adult an Android impression during a domicile themed around a dessert of choice.
08/06/2017: Android O could start rolling out in August
Android O could start rolling out to some users as early as August, according to some sources.
New rumours have flush that a latest refurbish to Google’s mobile OS might start nearing on a company’s Pixel smartphones in a initial dual weeks of August, Android Police editor David Ruddock tweeted.
The central OTA to Android O for Pixel will expected dump in a initial week or dual of August. A bit progressing than Nexuses / Nougat final year.
— David Ruddock (@RDR0b11) June 6, 2017
The news comes from a “reliable source”, he said, though warned that recover dates are always changeable.
As first-party devices, a Google Pixel and Pixel XL will be a initial phones to be updated to a new OS. Nexus phones like a 5X and 6P will follow shortly after, with other inclination being updated as and when a manufacturers and networks emanate a over-the-air update.
Up until now, updates to Android have had to go from Google to device manufacturers, who pass it on to network carriers, with any carrying to cgange and tweak it in several ways. This is mostly because program updates take opposite lengths of time to strech opposite devices.
Google’s Project Treble should assistance quell this disparity, however, stealing many of a required stairs in arising Android updates and generally creation a routine most easier for OEMs. This should interpret to a most shorter opening between updates for those with non-Pixel devices.
Android O recover date, developer preview and device availability
Android O will be rolling out to a ubiquitous open after this summer, though a second developer preview is out now. It’s also a initial open beta of a OS, so if you’ve got a new Nexus or Pixel device and wish to try it out, now’s your possibility – only conduct to android.com/beta to pointer up.
As with all Android updates, we’re awaiting this one to come to a company’s first-party Pixel and Nexus inclination first, followed by inclination from other manufacturers. However, a company’s new ‘Project Treble’ beginning (see below) should meant that fans though a Google-made device won’t have to wait as prolonged to get it as with prior versions.
Google has announced that one of a arriving OS’ pivotal facilities will be a poignant change to a software’s underlying architecture, dubbed Project Treble. This will make it almost easier for OEMs and device manufacturers to pull a latest rags out to their products.
“One thing we’ve consistently listened from a device-maker partners is that updating existent inclination to a new chronicle of Android is impossibly time immoderate and costly,” a Android Developers Blog said. “With Project Treble, we’re re-architecting Android to make it easier, faster and reduction dear for manufacturers to refurbish inclination to a new chronicle of Android.”
Project Treble will cut out some of a stairs concerned in a recover routine of Android patches, that have to be combined by Google, mutated by production partners and afterwards serve customised by tangible device-makers before finale adult on users’ phones.
The change will safeguard business get a latest Android facilities faster, as good as being means to some-more fast block confidence holes. The delayed speed of updates now means that many inclination can be left exposed for months (if not longer) while they wait for a repair to be rolled out.
Project Treble is now enclosed in a Android O developer preview and will be rolling out as partial of a OS’ ubiquitous release.
Android O name
The central name for a subsequent recover of a OS is Android 8 though it’s famous as Android O.
Google follows a longstanding tradition of fixing any unbroken chronicle of a OS after some form of “sweet treat” that follow an alphabetical order. Past updates embody names such as Jellybean, KitKat, Marshmallow and Nougat.
There is no clear answer to what a “O” stands for in a name of a refurbish though there have been guesses done such as Orange, Oatmeal and Oreo. Or maybe it’s a figure of a juicy provide and is in fact a doughnut?