Google’s Android mobile operating system is the most widely used such product in the entire world. Let’s face it, most of the smartphones we know of and use on the daily run on some version of Android. The current one that is (or at least should be) present on smartphones is Android 7.0 Nougat or some small update of it. However, Nougat is the poorest performing version of Android in the last five years, with its distribution to devices barely making it past the 10% mark.
Mark Your Calendars
And when considering that Android O is coming very soon, we might just declare Nougat DOA and get it over with. But how soon is Android O coming? Well, sooner than we all thought it would if the most recent rumors are true. According to two very reliable sources, Android O is coming out officially on the 21st of August, which is literally next week. Although Android O was supposed to launch in fall (allegedly) alongside Apple’s iOS 11, we always knew that it might come in August. After all, Google was burning through those dev beta previews like there was no tomorrow.
So by all accounts, it seems that Android O will come next week, on August 21, 2017. The initial release will be limited to Nexus and Pixel devices, just like Nougat came in August 2016 to Nexus and Pixel only at first. Google is known for always keeping it in the family initially, which is a good problem-solving tactic if problems will indeed appear with Android O. And August 21 will also be the date when we finally find out what the ‘O’ stands for. After devs messed with us royally on the Android O Reddit AMA, it’s time to settle this once and for all.
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