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Android O "most likely" to be released on August 21

Android O

The new version now supports the use of WebView (mini browser functionality that is bundled for use within a mobile app) on the Raspberry Pi 3. However, there is no official confirmation provided by the company regarding this report. That date could be August 21 according to two well-placed sources in the Android community.

That's a week on Monday, which happens to be solar eclipse day in the United States - very smart of Google to organize a celestial show of wonder to help celebrate the launch.

Yesterday we reported the launch of Android O was delayed by few weeks and it would likely be given a name and released on August 21. DP5 is now available within the Android Things Console, but the DP5 update will not be pushed automatically to devices without your intervention. When the Developer Preview process is completed, it flags, it will differentiate between hardware platforms targeted for prototyping-only.

No reason was given as to why Google is planning a "spectacle" for the reveal of Android O's name.

In a nutshell, Android O brings several under-the-hood changes with new features like Notification badges, new emojis, auto-fill API's, Picture-in-Picture mode and more.

Swiss franc consolidates after rallying hard on North Korea tensions
Dai-ichi Life Holdings dropped 1 percent, T&D Holdings fell 2.2 percent while Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group declined 0.9 percent. Japan is the world's biggest creditor country and there is an assumption investors there will repatriate funds in a crisis.

The LG V20 from previous year was the first non-Google phone to arrive with Android Nougat preinstalled.

Chrome's autofill feature in Android O aims to make it easy to set up a new device and synchronize passwords.

Google is also looking to support scalable production ready hardware, while still allowing developers to play with prototype boards as well.

Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones were expected to get the final version of Android O by mid-August. Recently, some early adopters of the new OS versions potted an easter egg, which shows an Octopus.


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