Google I/O presentation yesterday revealed more details about the next version of the Android operating system, codenamed Android 0. The company said the eighth version of the OS will vastly improve the battery life of a device. Not only that, it will offer improved notifications and more innovative applications. Now, here's how you can get the Android O on your Samsung, Sony and HTC handset.
Last year, Google rolled out the first version of Android Nougat to Nexus and Pixel devices. The Mountain View-based tech giant released the seventh Android system in August 2016. Many tech experts believe the company will release the Android O in the same month this year.
Samsung devices received the Nougat in December 2016. So, users of Samsung Galaxy S7 devices might receive an OTA notification in the last week of November or first week of December. There's also a huge possibility that Samsung Galaxy S8 will come with Android O right out of the box.
For HTC, the company is known for giving away new Android updates as soon as they are available. The first batch of devices that could receive the Android O are HTC 10, One A9 and M9. Interestingly, the new HTC U11 might have Android O once it becomes available on tech stores. Other devices that might come with Android Oreo include Pixel 2, which slated to be released in October 2017.
Take note that the details mentioned above regarding Android O release are based on rumors and speculations, so it best to take it with a grain of salt. We'll give you an update once Google announced the firm release date of its new mobile operating system.
Meanwhile, let's check out the features and enhancements that we'll forward in Android O. A report from USA Today says the system will have "Picture in picture" mode. The feature will allow users to watch a video, for example from YouTube or Netflix, while they are simultaneously using another app. Users can even use the smaller window for a video call. These developments are aimed to increase user's productivity.
Furthermore, there will be essential under-the-hood improvements in Android O, according to The Verge. The "vital" enhancements include faster startup time, performance, stability, and security. In addition, the new operating system will limit the activity of apps in the background to make power consumption more efficient.
With that being said, what are your thoughts about Android O? Let us know in the comments section.