Sunday, 19 August, 2018

Android O' set for official launch in US

Android O' set for official launch in US Android O' set for official launch in US
Clarence Schmidt | 22 August, 2017, 00:25

At present, the OS is in beta testing and in June released the fourth version of the preview. Unlike most other times when Google usually launches a new statue to flag off a new Android OS, the Android Oreo Launch Event will be a much bigger event.

The company has posted the teaser video on its social media accounts which confirms that the name of Android 8 O will be reveled during Total Solar Eclipse. The company is certainly using the awe of this upcoming astronomical event to debut its next generation mobile operating system. The release will be live streamed starting at 2:40 p.m. EDT.

It will begin rolling out on Android within both the Google app and the Google Chrome app now.

Oreo boasts several new features, including the ability to respond to notifications directly on a phone's home screen and the ability to access apps without installing them on a device. Users also have the option to manually turn off the feature on the Google app.

Google introduced Android 8.0 at Google I/O conference in may this year.

New notification dots have also been added which will flag when an app has an alert waiting to be addressed.

At first, this feature will be in the English language in the United States.

To date, Google hasn't officially disclosed what the "O" in "Android O" stands for, while many believe it could be Oreo.

The picture-in-picture mode will simply allow users to continue watching videos while working with other apps. Available on Android and IOS. "Android O is touching down to Earth with the total solar eclipse", the site promises, "bringing some super (sweet) new powers!"

If you are on your Android device in the coming days, you should know that a new feature called Video Previews is coming to the Google Search.

If you didn't buy a Google-branded Android phone, you're going to be stuck waiting.

The update, now known as Android 8.0 Oreo, will roll out to Nexus and Pixel devices first before heading out to a long list of Android devices worldwide.

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