Android O tipped to arrive August 21

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The new version comes with features that were teased with the Android O Developer Preview 3. According to Android Police's David Ruddock, Google has delayed the arrival of the consumer version of Android O to Pixel smartphones.

A few weeks ago, developers found references to the term "oatmeal_cookie" in sample code that was used in a presentation slide at Google I/O indicating that "Oatmeal Cookie" is a potential candidate for Android O's name. Last year, Google officially unveiled Android 7.0 Nougat on August 22, so based on continuity alone, the August 21 date seems quite likely. The search giant made the announcement at its annual developers conference, Google I/O, in Moutain View, California. Earlier rumors have revealed that this year Google will be releasing the Android O earlier this year.

Google Android O brings with it features like like improved battery performance, picture-in-picture option for apps like YouTube, Google Duo, as well as improved notifications channels. However, this update will require explicit developer approval before it gets pushed.

Using Google's advanced machine learning techniques, Android O will bring the ability to select texts, recognise it as an address, email ID or a contact number, and will show related options.

Google also showcased its Android TV homescreen experience for Android O at the IO 2017 conference. So unless and until Google feels like that the update is ready for the final rollout, unfortunately, users won't be getting their hands on the new software.

There is a possibility that the Android O may still contain some bugs and the company is trying to fix them before releasing a stable version for the Google Pixel smartphones.

Android O was supposed to arrive for Google's Pixel phones some time in mid-August.