Google’s beloved Android mobile operating system is getting a new version soon, as you all may be aware of by now. In case that you’re not familiar with what’s going on, the current version of Android still running on devices, namely Android Nougat in one of its variants, has been launched last year at the end of August. It first was a Nexus exclusive, so it came early. Now the Android O launch is closer than ever, we can just feel it (even though we don’t know for sure when the actual official launch date is).
However, there are plenty of rumors and news that help keep us going. Here are the most relevant ones at the moment, so keep reading to find out and maybe contribute with your opinion down below in the comments afterwards.
Final Developer Preview
Back on the 25th of July, so well over a week or two ago, Google launched the final developer preview of Android O. So the beta testing version of the mobile operating system is currently in its fourth and final installment. From what it seems, the final preview shows us a robust, fully featured and almost stable operating system that is more than ready to be officially launched to the devices that support it. So when will it launch?
Possible Launch this Week
Many rumors seem to indicate that the official launch will be sometime this week, but it will be exclusive for Pixel devices. This is similar to what Google did last year by first releasing Android Nougat on the 22nd of August 2016 for Nexus phones only, and then taking a little more time until it went fully public. So will Android O follow suit and be launched to Pixels first this week, and then maybe at the beginning of fall for the rest of the world?