Every year we have a new version of Android, which embodies innovations that will make our smartphones machines more efficient in our day to day and more functional.
A few months after the release of the new version, Nexus family terminals (and now Pixel) can install the ‘Developer Preview‘ calls to help solve any problems.
The second half of the year is usually starring the new version of the operating system, and shortly after its official presentation (when it is already stable) Google phones are the first to upgrade. In this case, according to information that has come to David Ruddock, editor of Android Police, the first to receive Android O would be the Pixel during the first two weeks of August.
In this way, if confirmed, Google would release the official OTA a bit sooner than it would with Android Nougat to the Nexus last year, which began to be distributed in the second half of August. David Ruddock warns, however, that although the source is quite reliable, there can always be a change of dates.
By way of summary, Android O would be an improvement when it comes to performing tasks and managing the notifications that arrive at us.
On the notifications side, we have the possibility to postpone them so that we can jump back later, something useful, for example, in Whatsapp or other instant messaging apps when someone remembers something.
We also have notification channels, which is a way to better organize our notifications by groups. Other interesting news will be in Picture-in-Picture (PiP) so that we can continue to watch a small screen video while we are on the desktop, or Project Treble, which aims to minimize fragmentation by making updates easier.
Although Android O will not bring too many aesthetic news, yes we will find interesting functions in addition to those mentioned, all with the aim of making our smartphone can serve us better. We will see if, as Ruddock says, Android finally arrives in the first two weeks of August or is delayed until the third.