Android O to be out to Google Pixel on August 21st

Just last year, Google released the first developer preview version for the next update of major software in the middle of spring - March to be accurate. Now, 5 years later, Android 8.0 (Oreo?) Finally, the public version approaches. According to some tweets of some good connections with Android journalists, the exact date to mark on your calendar is August 21st

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That is if you have a device that will be getting the update on the day of release. Ruddock from AP mentions the Pixel specifically, but other Google devices that you can already install the betas on today should definitely be get their O updates really soon if not on the 21st. Evan Blass corroborates the date.
Official Google devices that have been getting developer preview releases (and therefore will be the first devices to receive this public release) are the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P from 2015, the Nexus Player, and of course the three Pixels: Pixel, Pixel XL, and Pixel C.

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For other Android smartphone OEMs (aka the majority of people), there’s has been no information as at when the device will get the update of Android 8.0. updates on the most recent premium handsets from the major OEMs should be out before the end of the year, nobody has a real date for that or if it will really be out. The vast majority of Android devices in use today around 85%, according to the latest numbers don’t have last year’s Nougat.

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It’s worth noting that this day is definitely not completely solidified, but it seems like it should be a big one in general for Android. Google is planning some amount of “spectacle” around the name unveiling, according to what David has heard, and it just so happens to be the same day as the doesn’t-happen-that-often solar eclipse that will be visible across much of the US.


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