Google schedules Android O (Oreo?) unveiling for August 21

18 August, 2017, 21:13 | Author: Oscar Goodwin
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Google will be livestreaming an unveiling event live from New York City at 2:40pm ET to coincide with the solar eclipse.

Google typically names its Android releases after desserts (Android N became Android Nougat, for example).

Google is using a astronomical event to debut its newest Android operating system update: Android O is set to arrive on August 21, with a livestreamed unveiling event timed for 2:40 PM ET in NYC - which is roughly when the maximum solar eclipse is set to occur for NY.

To mark this remarkable achievement, Google has assembled data from different major apps to demonstrate how Android Instant Apps has been beneficial in increasing their user engagement and overall download count.

Android O has been in developer beta for a while, and the final version is expected to launch soon. The update brings performance improvements, a streamlined OS update method, a picture-in-picture mode, and notification channels. Google is clamping down on background apps for more consistent performance and better battery life. Overall, these podcasts by the Android team at Google reveal important information. Instant Apps were announced over a year ago at Google I/O 2016 and now finally are available on 500 million Android devices. The file name is what a video editor - or whoever produced the video - would name the video when they export and save it onto their computer after editing, and before uploading it onto the Google+ post.

In the latest podcast, the Android team also confirmed that they are indeed working with "some companies" to update their flagships to Android O, which could result in faster updates for them. By pressing the display edges, the Google Assistant should be launched. However, three days before the launch of the new OS from Google, the name has appeared in leaks.

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