The latest Android version is going to be released on August 21, claim some most reliable tipsters on the internet. The Android O update is currently in its last developer preview phase and its final build is expected to release soon.
So, if the tip turns out to be true we might get the latest version of Google’s OS within a few days. Also, along with its release, the name of the latest Android version will be known to us.
Interestingly, Google released Android 7.0 Nougat on August 22 last year. So, based on this, the August 21 date seems quite a likely date. Google Pixel and Nexus devices will be the first to receive the update.
The famous tipster Evan Blass and David Ruddock from Android Police, both claim that the Android O update will be released on August 21. Blass tweets that the Android O release is scheduled for the week of August 21, “most likely on 21st itself”.
Android O release scheduled for the week of 8/21, "most likely on the 21st itself."
— Ev (@evleaks) August 12, 2017
Ruddock similarly claims that the name of Android O will be released on the same day as the upcoming solar eclipse i.e., August 21. He cites further that the Pixel devices are scheduled to receive Android O on August 21 itself. However, it is not clarified if the other devices will also receive it on the same date.
Android O Features
Android O comes with several features and refinements. Google has aimed at mostly user-centric features to improve the overall user experience. Among all the features, importantly there is this notification dots feature which will show different colors dots when you receive a notification and you can dismiss, preview or go through it then and there. Moreover, there will be notification channels in which notifications can be segmented into different channels like news categories.
There will be also a new picture in picture mode which seems a major feature of Android O. It lets you watch a video in a small window while you can perform other tasks on your smartphone. There is another feature that brings support for the third party calling apps.
Currently, Android O is in developer preview 4 stage released last month. It is the last build before the final build releases. Also, since the Android O Beta is out now so developers who have any of the Google Pixel, Pixel Xl, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Nexus Player can sign up for the beta program and can try the preview.