News and Rumours about Android O: Name, Release Date, and Features

After releasing its latest version Android Nougat, Google has done it again. We are now looking for the next latest version, that is, Android O this year. Read on to get more information on what you know about Android O by far:

What will be the name of the next Android OS?

Google has always named the updates of its Android OS after sweet treats and definitely in alphabetical order. So, after getting Android A to N, now we are looking for a sweet treat start with O in 2017. However, there are many suggestions like Orange, Oreo, Oatcake etc. Even it could surprise us with something like OMG.

Android O

Recently, as per Hiroshi Lockheimer’s tweet, Android Oreo is considered as the most preferred.

What is the release date of Android O?

Google has surprised us with the Developer Preview in March 2017. So, we are expecting this OS to be launched in May 2017 in next Google I/O conference.

What are new features expected to be seen in Android O?

With the launch of the Android O Developer Preview, some new features have been confirmed.


We will see user-customisable notification channels in Android O. Users can snooze notifications, can adjust the background colours of notifications and the style of messaging.

Background limits:

In this Android O, Google enhances the capacity of restricting some app activities in the background by placing the priority on maximising battery life with no user-input.

Enhanced Autofill system:

Users will require choosing this service and then they will find it simpler to fill in log-in as well as credit-card data forms with little mistakes and much less repetition.

Enhanced keyboard control:

Android O will not be restricted to smartphones, thus there will be enhanced tab and arrow key navigation for while utilised with a physical keyboard.


Picture-in-picture mode:

This feature is mostly utilised for video playback.

Connectivity improvements:

WiFi Aware will enable apps and all nearby devices to discover as well as communicate over WiFi with no internet access point. You will also find enhanced Bluetooth assistance for high-quality audio via Sony LDAC codec and new ways for third-party calling applications for working with one another and with the special features of your network operator.

Adaptive icons:

Icons will assist visual effects and can be displayed in different shapes on various devices.

Better handling of cached data:

All apps will have the storage space quota for cached data and the system can free up disk space by deleting data from apps whenever it needs.

Other features:

  •  Multi-display support
  •  New enterprise features
  •  Copy less
  •  Opening addresses in Google Maps
  •  Enhanced gestures

Android O Rumours: Name, Release Date & More

After the launch of the ultimate version Android Nougat in August 2016, now we are waiting for the same time frame in 2017 for the launch of Android O. However, we are unsure about its name. Here in this post, we are going to discuss some rumours related to the name and release date of Android O.
Google has always named its Android OS updates alphabetically, following Android Alpha and Android Beta. Till now, we have had Android Cupcake, Android Donut, Android Éclair, Android Froyo, Android Gingerbread, Android Honeycomb, Android Ice Cream Sandwich, Android Jelly Bean, Android KitKat, Android Lollipop, Android Marshmallow, and Android Nougat.
Thereby, in 2017, we’ll be looking for a sweet treat starting with O. This could come up with Oatcake, Orange or Oreo
Google has given the Android Marshmallow version 6.0 and Android Nougat 7.0. Therefore, it can be assumed that the Android O will be Android 8.0.


Release date:
We expect that the UK release date of Android O might be August/September 2017. Will your phone get Android O?
Google will support the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X until September 2017, thus, both phones might get next year’s Android O. If you have latest smartphone or tablet from Motorola, LG, HTC, Sony or Samsung, then you’ll see the update rolled out within first few months of 2018. According to Motorola, the Moto G4 Plus will get Android Nougat and Android O. If you’re having a budget model, then you might never get Android O.
So, what do you think the upcoming version of Android will be named? Do you have any name on your mind? Then, do not forget to share with us in the comment section mentioned below. If we get further any rumour or confirmation regarding Android O, we’ll definitely let you know.