Android O, the next version of Google’s mobile OS, has been around in beta form for some time, but August was the month we were supposed to see an official launch.
Recent reports suggested Google’s Pixel would be updated with the new OS next week, keeping things in line with the company’s original promise to launch Android O later ‘in the summer’.
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But it seems that launch has now been pushed back, according to Android Police’s David Ruddock, who tweeted the news:
A few days ago Ruddock had suggested Android O would be released imminently, but as his tweet explains, that seems to have changed and there’s no further information available.
And while it remains unconfirmed by Google that Ruddock is on the money here, he did tweet out some further news.
It seems we can expect to learn the actual name of Android O later this month:
Just why the solar eclipse is relevant to the next iteration of Google’s OS remains unclear at this point, but it’s intriguing at the very least.
However, Ruddock makes sure to caveat that this information comes from an unverifiable source, so take it with a pinch of salt for now.
He goes on to claim Google is planning something bigger that usual for the Android O name announcement, saying “It won’t just be a random “oh hey here’s a statue” thing.”
At this point, it’s all very unclear. Google will still likely launch Android O very soon, but for now we’re not sure exactly when. Stay tuned.
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