Android O launch to coincide with total solar eclipse in the US

Nokia 8 and Google Pixel 2

Since Google has already revealed a great deal about its next OS via developer and public betas, the biggest mystery remaining is what it's planning to call the software.

Google put out a teaser on Google+ to promote the August 21 event where the Android O and its official name will be unveiled. That Google has used up until now as a basis for OS names, aside from a reference to "super new powers" and a couple of constellations of old snack-themed mascots. There is no information on what the "O" stands for, but Google had posted details about the new features of its all-new operating system. Even though the desktop test has ended, this new feature is going live and rolling out now on Android.

Google will hold a dedicated event for both the Solar Eclipse and to release the next major version of Android in New York City at 2:40PM ET. The company has said there are two ways to check out the eclipse: either via NASA's 2017 Total Eclipse Live Stream, or through the reveal for Android O, livestreamed from NYC. This feature makes the limit for background applications.

The way apps operate in the background will also be tweaked as part of Google's ongoing efforts to improve battery life on Android.

The next version of Android will feature redesigned list of emojis.

Quick Setting: New version of Android provides better quick setting. The release date has been synchronized with the solar eclipse which is the first of its kind since 1918. Under this, users will be able to use certain apps over other apps. Your Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Android Nougat update should bring the latest security patches to your device. It is one of the tiniest event that Google hosted in recent years for the launch of any Android veresion. Only the 2016 Pixels are guaranteed to get this feature in an update.

Google and Oreo's maker, Mondelez, referred to their deal as a partnership, rather than a sponsorship, as no money was exchanged.

Project Treble is perhaps the most important change in Android O, but it's not coming to most existing devices.

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