The latest version of Google’s popular software Android is all set to launch its new Operating System; Android O will be releasing tonight. Google is going to host a special event on August 21st at night 2:40 PM ET (12:10 AM IST) in New York City.
Google is planning to live stream the event for the launch of its new operating system Android O (8.0) on total solar eclipse, i.e., on August 21st. Google introduced Android 8.0 at Google I/O conference in May this year. At present, the OS is in beta testing and in June released the fourth version of the preview.
Android O has gone through four preview testing by the developer. The previews let the makers to complete the development of the OS, fixing bugs and for planning final application interface. Pixel and Nexus devices will be the first to get the update.
The Actual name of the Android O OS will also be revealed in the event. It is rumored that O Stands for Oreo. We will be experiencing some new top features in Android O including redesigned interface, new emojis, to iOS-like 3D Touch. we have provided you with top features of Android O which are not confirmed yet.
Here is the list of expected features of Android O:
Picture-in-Picture mode: The new Picture-in-Picture mode allows the user to perform two tasks simultaneously. For ex: users can do video calls and work on a different app at the same time.
New Emojis: Android O has enhanced emojis to give user iOS-like feel with rounded faces instead of blob faces. The new emojis include Mermaid, Fairy, Wizard, and Giraffe.
Notification Dots: This feature in common in Apple iPhone. Now users will able to see the count of notification at the corner of the app icon without opening. They can turn off the notification badges from Settings app.
Smart Text Selection: Android O powered smartphone will now able to select texts by just tapping and recognize it as address, email, or contact number and show related option.
System Optimizations: Android O is designed to make the apps run faster and smoother. It has made Changes in runtime including concurrent compacting garbage collection, code locality and more for the development.
App Usage Limits: Android O will bring new limits on background location and Wi-Fi scans which help to increase battery life and clear up more RAM on the device.
Auto fill with Google Chrome: This will make it easy to set up a new device and synchronize authentication details. Initially, only a few apps will be supported with this feature.
New Home screen for Android TV: Android TV will be arriving with Android O. This app makes it easy to find, preview and watch.