Google has been testing Android 8.0 O for months now. The developer preview recently received the final version, which all but confirmed the release is near.
In fact, rumor has it that Google will start rolling out the OS next week, probably on August 21st. While this came from a source non-related to Google, the company has just verified the rumor by scheduling an Android O event this coming Monday. The event will be live from New York City, the same city that will host the launch of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 a day later.
This event will coincide with the upcoming eclipse and as such, Google has also provided links to the NASA livestream.
According to Android Police, the search engine giant recently posted a video on Google+ with a filename GoogleOreo_Teaser_0817_noDroids (1).mp4.Tipster Evan Blass has also published an image suggesting that the new OS will indeed be called Android 8.0 Oreo. If anything, this says all about the name of the upcoming Android 8.0 O, which essentially completes the puzzle. After everything, the name of the dessert was the only thing remaining to know about the new Android OS.
Happy Eclipse. pic.twitter.com/6X2HsamS8N
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 18, 2017
Many people were for Oreo, including here at Nashville Chatter, and it seems they won’t be disappointed with the name. One thing, though, is that it’s still unknown whether this date will only see the announcement of the OS or it will also start rolling out on the same date, but the latter is likely.
If the rollout kicks off immediately, the likes of Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Pixel C and Nexus Player devices will be among the first to start receiving Android 8.0 Oreo. However, Nexus 6P users might want to hold back a little at least until the OS is more stable.