The latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, dubbed Android O, is set to be released on August 21, according to new reports.
First unveiled by Google back in March, the tech giant is yet to officially confirm the release date for Android O.
However, serial tech tipster Evan Blass, who is normally a reliable source when it comes to leaking tech news, has tweeted to say Android O will be rolled out later this month.
Android O release scheduled for the week of 8/21, "most likely on the 21st itself."
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 12, 2017
Blass’s tweet follows another report by Android Police’s David Ruddock who claimed that Google would officially unveil the name for Android O also on August 21.
Ruddock later tweeted to say Android O will be released on August 21.
According to one source whose information I cannot verify, Android O will receive a name on the day of the solar eclipse (August 21st).
— David Ruddock (@RDR0b11) August 10, 2017
Only time will tell whether this date is correct but the timing from Google would be about right – Android Nougat was released on August 22 2016.
Google has been typically tight lipped regarding the name for Android O.
However, rumours have been widespread that the operating system will be called Android Oreo, following the trend for Google’s operating system being named after sweets of candy.
Naming the operating system after Oreo cookies would mean that Google would need to reach a similar brand name agreement as it did with Nestle in 2013 for the release of Android KitKat.
A previous rumour claimed Android O would actually be called Android Oatmeal Cookie.
Whatever its name, users with a Google Pixel or Nexus device will be the first to receive the Android O update.
For everyone else, you may have a long wait in store depending on how quick your smartphone manufacturer is at rolling out software updates.
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