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Android 8.0 Oreo Is Now Official

Tyler Lee August 21, 2017

Google has been teasing that they will officially announce the next major build of Android during the eclipse, and a leaked image from yesterday seemed to have confirmed that the next Android build will be known as Oreo. For those who are wondering, wonder no more as Google has officially taken the wraps of Android 8.0 Oreo.

This is actually not the first time that Android has been named after an actual brand, like in the case of Android 4.4 KitKat, although we guess in the case of Oreo, it was a rather popular belief amongst the Android community that this indeed would be the name of the next Android build. Google’s announcement confirms that the update is available via Google’s Android Open Source Project, with an OTA update expected to find its way to Pixel and Nexus devices in the near future, and with builds currently undergoing carrier testing.

As to when your particular device will get the update, that remains on the manufacturer of your phone. However it is safe to assume that if you bought your phone this year, there is a good chance that it will receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update, especially if it is a flagship like the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+, HTC U11, LG G6, and so on.

The announcement today doesn’t reveal anything we didn’t already know. Android 8.0 Oreo has actually been in developer preview for the past few months and today’s announcement basically confirmed its version number and name.

Android 8.0 Oreo Is Now Official , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Android O Expected To Be Release On August 21

Tyler Lee August 18, 2017

With all the fancy new features and changes that Google will be bringing to Android O, we’re sure many Android owners are looking forward to its release. However there is no official word on when the update will be available, but we could be getting close as Google has launched a special website dedicated to the eclipse that teases Android O’s release.

According to the website, it has a countdown timer to the eclipse which is taking place on the 21st of August. Google writes, “On August 21st, a solar eclipse will sweep across the entire United States for the first time since 1918. Android is helping you experience this historic natural phenomenon so you can learn more about the eclipse and count down to the big day—when you’ll meet the next release of Android and all of its super (sweet) new powers, revealed via livestream from New York City at 2:40PM ET.”

This is in line with what we had previously heard in which it was suggested that Android O could be officially launched on the day of the eclipse along with its name, which at the moment seems to be more than likely known as Android Oreo. This would be an interesting move as it means that Google could be doing another collaboration with a brand, like they did with Android 4.4 KitKat. In any case we should find out pretty soon so check back with us in the next couple of days for the details.

Android O Expected To Be Release On August 21 , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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HTC U11 To Get Bluetooth 5.0 With Android O Update

Tyler Lee August 14, 2017

Recently there were reports to suggest that the HTC U11 could be getting an update to its firmware that would give the phone Bluetooth 5.0 capabilities. It turns out the rumors were true after all because HTC has since confirmed this themselves in a post on their website, where they promised that Bluetooth 5.0 functionality would be coming to the phone.

However according to HTC’s website, it seems that Bluetooth 5.0 will only be arriving as part of the update to Android 8.0 O. At the moment there is no confirmation as to when Android O will be released, or for that matter, when will HTC push the update out to its phones like the HTC U11.

For all we know it could be by the end of the year, or maybe even early 2018. According to HTC, “When Android O, the next version of the Android OS becomes available, HTC U11 owners all over the world will be able to enjoy the benefits of Bluetooth 5.0. We’re excited to be able to bring this announcement to HTC U11 customers around the world as we strive to continuously improve our customers’ mobile experience—we believe Bluetooth 5.0 compatibility helps do that.”

However it is still good news all the same and we guess we’ll just have to wait and see when Android O for the HTC U11 will be released.

HTC U11 To Get Bluetooth 5.0 With Android O Update , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Android O Official Name May Be Confirmed On Solar Eclipse Day

Adnan Farooqui August 13, 2017


Google may have opted for a momentous day to confirm the official dessert moniker of its next major Android update. The company has a habit of naming its major Android releases after desserts. The current iteration was called Android N in development and ultimately ended up being called Nougat. The upcoming iteration has been referred to as Android O throughout its beta and it’s unclear what Google will choose as the official moniker. According to a new report, Google might confirm the official Android O name on solar eclipse day.

According to the report, Google is going to confirm the official Android O name on August 21. That’s when the solar eclipse is going to take place so it’s going to be a very exciting day as it is.

It’s also claimed in the report that Google is planning a whole spectacle surrounding the reveal so it’s probably going to play up on the solar eclipse hype as it ultimately reveals the final dessert moniker of Android O.

August 21 is a total solar eclipse day in the United States. It was last witnessed in the country over a century ago so it’s going to be an exciting day for many people.

What Android O will be officially called is anybody’s guess right now, but previous reports suggest that Google might end up calling it “Oreo.”

Android O Official Name May Be Confirmed On Solar Eclipse Day , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Android O Will Be Last Major Update For OnePlus 3, 3T

Tyler Lee August 11, 2017

At the rate phones are being released, it is safe to say that companies tend to stretch themselves too thin which is when when it comes to Android updates, many companies pick and choose which devices they want to focus on, and more often than not after a couple of years, you can kiss goodbye to said updates.

This is why it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that OnePlus will be done with the OnePlus 3 and 3T after the Android O update. According to a post on the OnePlus forums, the company’s Head of Product Oliver Z revealed and confirmed that Android O will be the last major Android update for the OnePlus 3 and 3T.

However this doesn’t mean that OnePlus will be abandoning either handset. Both phones will still receive updates such as security patches from time to time, but don’t expect them to receive the next major Android update, which assuming Google keeps to their naming scheme should be Android P and should be released in 2018.

According to Oliver Z, “Android O is going to be the last Android version update we’ll release for OP3/3T. We’ll continue to release security patch updates for the foreseeable future, and offer support for individual application updates.” That being said, it is unclear when Android O will be officially released. We heard a rumor last week that suggested that it could be this week, but so far we haven’t seen anything.

Android O Will Be Last Major Update For OnePlus 3, 3T , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Android O Official Release Expected Next Week

Adnan Farooqui August 3, 2017


Google recently sent out the final developer preview of Android O, the next major Android release, which meant that work on the public version has been completed. The final beta is usually a build of the public version that’s seeded to developers so that they can test it out before the company releases it to millions of users across the globe. According to a new report, Google might finally release Android O to the public next week.

Google is yet to confirm the official dessert moniker for Android O. The company has not yet confirmed what this version of Android is going to be called. Everyone is just referring to it as Android O for now.

According to the report, Google is going to start rolling out Android O to the public next week. The company’s own Pixel handsets will obviously be among the first few devices that receive said update.

Given the immensely fragmented nature of Android, it’s going to take a few months before this update is released for the flagship smartphones that have been released this year, smartphones like the Galaxy S8.

So, even if Android O is released next week, it’s going to be a long time before most of the Android users get a taste of the new version of Android.

Android O Official Release Expected Next Week , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Final Android O Beta Released Ahead Of Public Launch

Adnan Farooqui July 24, 2017


Google is almost done getting the first public release build of the next major Android platform release ready. The company today shipped the final Android O developer beta ahead of the official launch that’s due to take place in a couple of months from now. The final developer build is normally a test run which allows the company to test out all of the features that it’s going to include with the public build before actually rolling it out for countless users across the globe.

Android O isn’t going to be as big of an upgrade as Android N or Nougat as far as the overall look and feel of the operating system are concerned. Some of the biggest changes that Google has made to this release are under the hood. Users should expect better battery life, loading times, and overall performance improvements once they upgrade their handsets.

Some minor changes have been made to the user interface as well. Subtle additions include dots on app icons to signal to users that there are pending notifications. There’s even a picture-in-picture mode which will allow for enhanced multitasking.

Like the previous betas, a Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player or Pixel handset is required to test the beta. No other device is supported for the beta release. Google is yet to confirm precisely when it’s going to release Android O but given the fragmented nature of Android, it’s going to be a long wait before you get it on your handset.

Final Android O Beta Released Ahead Of Public Launch , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Google May Release Always On Display Mode For Pixel Phones

Adnan Farooqui July 6, 2017


Even though the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL have OLED displays, the company decided not to offer an ambient display mode with these handsets. Perhaps you’re familiar with the Always On Display on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S8. It’s essentially the same thing. It boggles the mind why Google wouldn’t enable this feature right out of the gate but it appears that the company is working on this feature for Pixel smartphones and may release it with the Android O update later this year.

A system file has been discovered in the latest Android O Developer Preview which suggests that Google is building an Always On Display mode for the Pixel and Pixel XL. The code contained in this file mentions “doze_always_on.”

The folks over at XDA Developers say that “doze” here doesn’t refer to the battery saving mode that Google introduced with Android Marshmallow. It refers to ambient display. The code suggests that there may be a toggle to control this mode.

The toggle is hidden inside the device’s settings but Google might move it to someplace more prominent before it releases Android O. Or it may drop the feature entirely. You never know what you’re going to get until the software is out of beta.

I’m sure many Pixel and Pixel XL owners will appreciate having the Always On Display feature on their handsets. Google hasn’t said anything about releasing one for the duo, though. It’s due to release Android O in a couple of months from now.

Google May Release Always On Display Mode For Pixel Phones , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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