Android O launch to coincide with total solar eclipse in the US

So, the Android lover will get the Android O name and the company may announce some feature of their new version in the same day.

Phone leaker Evan Blass have even posted an image of Android mascot Andy with an Oreo for its body, all but confirming that this will be the name.

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Android O (version 8.0) is the follow-up to Android 7.0/7.1 Nougat, which was released last fall. New emoji will also be available with an updated look: It's tiny icons more in line with Apple's.

As widely speculated, the new picture-in-picture mode will let users perform two tasks simultaneously on a smartphone or a tablet. This feature makes the limit for background applications. Additionally, the new OS brings notification dots to the home screen that show updates via a badge above an app, which means users don't have to pull down the drop-down menu to see what they've missed. Under this new feature on Android O, users will be able to block or change how the channels function individually. Likewise, Android Oreo will include support for Neighborhood Aware Networking and features better energy management thanks to new restrictions on background tasks. Apps need to explicitly add support for it, though. Google has also promised a summer release before. Google will celebrate the eclipse, at 2:40PM ET at an event in New York City on Monday, August 21. This is with reference to the official website of the company reports video News Service.

Want further proof? The filename for a video Google recently posted on Google+ (and since took down) contained the name Oreo right in it. Presently, Android is compatible with Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player and Pixel C tablet.

Android OS developer Google has beta testing its next iteration of Android since some months.

Vanessa Coleman

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