Google Android O all set to officially release tonight

Angelica Greene
August 22, 2017

After months of anticipation and speculations, the Android O OS update is all set to launch later today. Google plans to have a live stream from NY, which will start at 2.40 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is around 12.10 AM for India. Considering the big debate over the name of the next Android OS, it could most likely be Oreo, now that Blass has also tweeted two images with this name. Monday's event may be timed alongside the solar eclipse, but don't expect any earth-shattering updates to Android. From today, the all-new Android O is Android 8.0 Oreo. Google would live stream Android O Launch on this page itself. The release of Android O (8.0) also coincides with the total solar eclipse happening the 21 of August also.

The launch event is taking place at NY and the Android O will be revealed on 2:40 PM ET. Android O now has notification channels that let users categorize notifications from different apps into "channels", as well as block notifications they don't want to see. The Android O Live Stream countdown watch now reads 10 hours and 40 minutes to go. So, first you need to check if your phone is compatible to get the latest software version. The update is expected to arrive with a number of new and exciting features.

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Always, make sure that you have created a backup for all your data saved in the phone and also keep your device connected to a Wi-Fi connection. We still don't have any confirmation about whether or not OnePlus 5 will get the update. It is basically aimed at improving the overall user experience. Android 4.4 was called KitKat, for instance. It also comes with a multitude of back-end improvements and some better battery management algorithms, app optimisations, audio enhancements like improved Bluetooth audio and so on. While things may not be certain when it comes to the name, but we do know that the the new OS from Google has brought some awesome new features. This feature places restrictions on background apps, especially those which use location services constantly.

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