Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Android O to release on August 21

Android O to release on August 21

Tinkerers using the Raspberry Pi 3 will also find that Android Things Dev Preview 5 also now supports OpenGL ES 2.0 and WebView, a much requested feature.

Various reports indicated that this version also brings Selfie Flash feature but that feature debuted with the previous version of Google Camera (v 4.3).

Android Police's well-informed David Ruddock said a few days ago that the Pixel's Android O update was imminent.

As Android O nears its official launch for phones and tablets, other Android-based platforms are beginning to transition over. For non-Google devices though, Android O is expected to be released in September with Nokia phones on the front line.

Google Android O brings with it features like like improved battery performance, picture-in-picture option for apps like YouTube, Google Duo, as well as improved notifications channels.

Among the headlining features in Android O are battery-saving background restrictions, a new battery menu, battery percentage indicator tweaks and new Hi-Fi Bluetooth codecs. DP5 is now available within the Android Things Console, but the DP5 update will not be pushed automatically to devices without your intervention.

Google's Android O beta was rolled out for users after Google's I/O conference.

There is a possibility that the Android O may still contain some bugs and the company is trying to fix them before releasing a stable version for the Google Pixel smartphones. This corroborates will with Google's claims that Android O will launch sometime in Q3 2017. The "Octopus" in the easter egg is being attributed to the full form of Android O. There is still no final word as to what will be the full form of Android O and what the official mascot will be.

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