Android O release on Google Pixel is expected in August

Hexamob | Alberto Mulas - 06/7/2017

Google has already released two Android O Developer Preview for Pixel and Nexus devices, but the stable version of the new operating system will not arrive before this summer, at least according to a new report.

Usually, Google launches a new version of Android in fall, but it looks like this year will make an exception. According to David Ruddock of AndroidPolice, the search giant will release the official Android O update (probably labeled as Android 8.0) for Google Pixel phones in the first two weeks of August.

The news, of course, points the Google Pixel range as the main protagonist, although it seems plausible and likely to wish for a simultaneous release (or a few weeks later) of Android O as well for older Nexus devices. The update, in its final and definitive version, should therefore land via OTA (Over The Air) in two months.

That’s not a big advance, but more like a signal that could look more like, for example, an early launch of the new Google Pixel 2. As rightly pointed out Ruddock, however, it seems fair to remember how release dates are often subject to change (even last-hour changes). Although Ruddock has in fact clearly certified the reliability of his source.

What about Google Pixel 2?

The information is stopped here, and we don’t have any other clue about the Google Pixel 2 release. Google is already working on the next smartphones embedded in the Android stock experience (to be judged whether Android 8.0 or an ad-hoc version 8.1), but so far we do not know anything about the date of official release. It is hard to hope for a debut in August (possibly in conjunction with the release of Android O) and at the moment it takes more and more the assumption of a formalization scheduled between September and October, like the first models currently on the market.

In May, a third device with the code name Taimen was seen in Geekbench (Pixel 2 is known as Muskie, Pixel 2 XL is known as Walleye). Well, this new variant was running Android O during the test with Snapdragon 835 chipset under the hood and backed by a 1.9 GHz octa-core CPU. The single core test led to a score of 1,804, while the multi-core test scored 6,248 points. Otherwise, wait for more news in the next weeks.