Android O is coming and here’s a little ‘sweet-talk’
Sit back and relax while we explain you everything about Android O.
Tech giant Google has released a developer preview of the upcoming Android Operating System Android O. The first preview was released as ‘alpha quality’, which is now open to developers. According to Google, this preview is the first of four, with the second preview to be called ‘beta quality’. Reportedly, the second preview will be released in May, followed by the third one in June, and finally the fourth in July, before the official release of ‘O’ in Q3.
For now, Android allows developers to download a system image, which can be made flashable to your device. In addition, Google says that the developer preview is only open for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel, Pixel C, and Pixel XL.
Here are a few new features which can be seen in the upcoming latest OS. Reportedly, you can snooze notifications, and group them according to their topics. These groups are therefore called Channels. And one of the interesting Android O features is picture-in-picture mode. You can access an extra screen within a screen, which makes many functions easy. We love when even the little things are noticed by Google in terms of feedback from users.
Now, let’s talk about the name of the next dessert. It is known to us that Google names its every Android Operating System with the name of a dessert. Right from the Cupcake (1.5) to Nougat (7.0), they have been putting us in suspense and debate regarding the names. Many critics and tech enthusiasts argue that it’s going to be Oreo or Oatmeal Cookie. Some other names came up too, like, Ozark Pudding, Orange, and Jell-O. However, most of the speculations are inclined towards Oreo. While this is a good name and can be easily driven through masses, it will be a hefty thing for Google to ink a deal with the cookie giant.
Also, when Google’s CEO Sunder Pichai came to India, an IIT student asked him if there’s a chance an OS would be named after an Indian dessert. Pichai said that it’s possible but almost betrayed us by naming its N version as Nougat instead of Neyyappam or Nolen Gur. Probably this time, for Android O? Obbattu, anyone? LaddOO? No?
Wasn’t this a sweet-talk! We told ya’ll.
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