Google Android O stable version could roll out on August 21

Joanna Estrada
August 12, 2017

According to a report coming from AndroidPolice's David Ruddock, Google might have pushed the release of Android O for Pixel beyond the August 21 date. Last year, Google officially unveiled Android 7.0 Nougat on August 22, so based on continuity alone, the August 21 date seems quite likely.

We are all excited for the launch of Android O. Are you? What's more of a spectacle than the cookies of an Oreo eclipsing its cream? The inclusion of an octopus as an Easter egg inside the latest Android O beta suggests Google might be ditching desserts and moving to underwater molluscs instead.

Android O will be available to the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, and Google Pixel C. Once it's released, other Android device makers will take the update and customize it with their own special features and overlays before releasing it to their own devices. After signing in, eligible device should be reflected on the list, and users can add this device to the Android O beta program.

In a nutshell, Android O brings several under-the-hood changes with new features like Notification badges, new emojis, auto-fill API's, Picture-in-Picture mode and more. UI improvements include Pixel Launcher App Drawer tweaks, a redesigned settings menu, a navigation bar "tuner", custom lock screen shortcuts, and a new picture-in-picture mode similar to Apple's iOS 10.

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