Android O is expected to be be released on August 21

Taking a selfie on an Android just got a lot easier

For Android Things, the jump to 8.0 will introduce new features and begins with Developer Preview 5.

Google's next big release - Android O beta - has entered Developer Preview 2.

Ruddock says his information stems from a reliable source and that Google is planning some sort of spectacle surrounding the reveal of Android Oreo. Most recent reports suggest that Google developers are now gearing up for the possible launch next week.

Reports about the upcoming release of the Android O are a bit confusing. For non-Google devices though, Android O is expected to be released in September with Nokia phones on the front line. Android O basically places specific limits in location updates, background services and implicit broadcasts.

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Even areas across the service territory that are not served by a particular service may still have utility lines running below ground.

The LG V20 from previous year was the first non-Google phone to arrive with Android Nougat preinstalled. Other Android O features include an Autofill API, battery life improvements, and improved Bluetooth audio.

Google is also looking to support scalable production ready hardware, while still allowing developers to play with prototype boards as well. While there aren't huge updates, the small refining touches to the camera's UI should make things a bit easier when it comes to taking photos and videos.

Android O release date for Google's Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones is said to have been delayed for some unknown reason. As noted by Google, the latest version is created to work on recent Nexus and Pixel devices running Android 7.1.1 and above.

Of course unless you have a Pixel or Nexus phone you're unlikely to see Android O for a good while yet - get in touch with your Android phone manufacturer to see if and when you can expect to see the latest version of the mobile OS on your own handset.

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