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Android O may be delayed

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The Android 8.0 or Android O update for Pixel phones was to be released by Google around mid-August as per reports from multiple trustworthy sources. However, it appears that the upgrade has been delayed. We have no idea what caused the schedule change, but at the very least, we may soon find out what Android O stands for.

August 21 Release?

It’s been more than a year since the last version of Android came called as the Android 7.0 Nougat. After several iterations of the Nougat, Android lovers are asking Google to release the next build as soon as possible.

Android Police’s well-informed David Ruddock said a few days ago that the Pixel’s Android O update was imminent. Now he’s back with bad news, and there’s no reason not to trust him. He gave out the following statement.

“The Android O update for Pixel has been pushed back (surprise),” he tweeted, adding that there’s no new release for the upgrade. However, he followed up with an interesting rumor that he can’t verify at this point. Apparently, Google is going to tell us the official name of Android 8.0 on August 21st, on the same day of the eclipse

iPhone 8 Timing

And it’s not clear why Google would make a big deal about Android O, beyond installing a new Android statue as is customary every year. On the other hand, the iPhone 8 is coming in September, so Google may be looking to steal some of Apple’s thunder with a splashy Android O name unveiling event.