12 August, 2017
Seasoned mobile tipster Evan Blass and Android Police editor David Ruddock both say August 21 is likely to be the day that Android O finally gets pushed out into the world, which is just about as good a confirmation as you're going to get without an official Google blog post attached. He added that launch could in fact take place on August 21 itself.
Android O will replace the existing Android Nougat or Android 7. Moreover, the new version of Android will "most likely" be launched on August 21, the same rumor claims. Now, a new piece of information is suggesting that Android O will debut on August 21. What's more of a spectacle than the cookies of an Oreo eclipsing its cream? Apart from developers, it is available for regular users as well. After signing in, eligible device should be reflected on the list, and users can add this device to the Android O beta program. The major features are notification dots, a new picture in picture mode which lets you watch video in a small window whilst you perform other tasks on your smartphone, support for third party calling apps and notification channels in which notifications can be segmented into various different channels like sports news, and so on. Talking about enhanced battery performance, the background limits will put some restrictions on apps. UI improvements include Pixel Launcher App Drawer tweaks, a redesigned settings menu, a navigation bar "tuner", custom lock screen shortcuts, and a new picture-in-picture mode similar to Apple's iOS 10.