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[Update: Name likely Oreo] Google has an Android O event on August 21st to coincide with the eclipse

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Today it has been revealed that Android O, the next major version of Google's operating system, will be "touching down" (and likely shown off) on August 21st at 2:40 PM ET via a livestreamed event from New York City.

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[Update: Name likely Oreo] Google has an Android O event on August 21st to coincide with the eclipse was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google has an Android O event on August 21st to coincide with the eclipse

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Today it has been revealed that Android O, the next major version of Google's operating system, will be "touching down" (and likely shown off) on August 21st at 2:40 PM ET via a livestreamed event from New York City. The wait is nearly over. In just a few more days those of us with supported devices might even be enjoying the latest and greatest release of Android. But at a minimum, we should know a lot more about it. 

As our name might suggest, Android is sort of our raison d'être here at Android Police.

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Google has an Android O event on August 21st to coincide with the eclipse was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android engineers reveal Google is working with ‘some companies’ to add Project Treble to existing devices

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

One of the big advancements in Android O will be support for the new Project Treble system framework. This modular approach to Android could accelerate the update process and ensure devices are supported for longer. However, we've been hearing that Treble would only work on new devices that ship with Android O. The exception to that being the 2016 Pixels. Google engineers revealed on a podcast today that some other devices could get Treble in an update, too.

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Android engineers reveal Google is working with 'some companies' to add Project Treble to existing devices was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

ASUS says the entire ZenFone 3 and 4 series will get Android O

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

ASUS isn't always the best with updates. The company often releases phones with already-outdated software, like the ZenFone 3 Zoom that came with Marshmallow. In a similar vein, the ZenWatch 2 and 3 were some of the last watches to get Android Wear 2.0. But at the ZenFone 4 launch event, ASUS promised that the entire ZenFone 3 and 4 lineup would get Android O.

The company announced that ZenUI 4.0 will be used on top of Android O, which is already present on the ZenFone 4 lineup.

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ASUS says the entire ZenFone 3 and 4 series will get Android O was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android O will be the last major version update for the OnePlus 3 and 3T, according to OnePlus’ Head of Product

Friday, August 11th, 2017

In a recent interview that was published on the OnePlus forums, the head of product at OnePlus revealed that Android O would be the last major update that the OnePlus 3 and 3T would see. However, the company remains committed to providing security updates for the foreseeable future. He further revealed that the OnePlus 3 and 3T should see OxygenOS v4.5 within the next few months. 

It's not too surprising, the line had to be drawn somewhere.

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Android O will be the last major version update for the OnePlus 3 and 3T, according to OnePlus' Head of Product was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Developer Preview 5 of Android Things OS is out, now based on Android O

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Android Things is a minimal version of Android, intended to power Internet of Things devices (like smart appliances). The first Developer Preview was released at the end of 2016, and new versions have come out steadily since then, most recently with Preview 4.1. Google has now released Developer Preview 5, with plenty of major changes and new features.

Firstly, Android Things is now based on Android O, with apps now able to target API level 26.

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Developer Preview 5 of Android Things OS is out, now based on Android O was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Maps v9.59 beta adds Q&A section, Picture-in-Picture support, monthly driving stats, and more notification channels [APK Download]

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

A new update to Google Maps is rolling out to the beta channel members right now, and like so many previous releases, there are a few new features to check out. First, the Q&A feature from the last teardown of Maps is live. Drivers will soon be able to see a monthly report of their behavior right inside the app. If you're running an Android O developer preview, the first thing you can look forward to is the addition of Picture-in-Picture support.

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Google Maps v9.59 beta adds Q&A section, Picture-in-Picture support, monthly driving stats, and more notification channels [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Maps v9.59 beta adds Q&A section, Picture-in-Picture support, monthly driving stats, and more notification channels [APK Download]

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

A new update to Google Maps is rolling out to the beta channel members right now, and like so many previous releases, there are a few new features to check out. First, the Q&A feature from the last teardown of Maps is live. Drivers will soon be able to see a monthly report of their behavior right inside the app. If you're running an Android O developer preview, the first thing you can look forward to is the addition of Picture-in-Picture support.

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Google Maps v9.59 beta adds Q&A section, Picture-in-Picture support, monthly driving stats, and more notification channels [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Android Messages v2.3 update that adds ‘Mark as Read’ button in notifications is now available for all [APK Download]

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Android Messages v2.3 was introduced with Android O Developer Preview 3 back in June, and it brought a small yet powerful thing: a 'Mark as read' button in notifications. This was something that many people were glad to see, but it was only available in DP3. Now, Android Messages v2.3 has rolled out to all devices, meaning that all of you can now experience what a wonderful feature this is.

Sometimes you just want a text message that you've received to be marked as read without having to open it.

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Android Messages v2.3 update that adds 'Mark as Read' button in notifications is now available for all [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Play Store v8.1 adds notification channels on Android O [APK Download]

Friday, August 4th, 2017

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A new version of the Google Play Store began rolling out earlier today with few, if any noticeable changes. However, if you're running the Android O previews on any devices, there will be one change to look forward to: Notification Channels. The latest version brings five distinct channels for customization, including: Security and Maintenance, Updated Apps, App Updates Available, Account Alerts, and High Priority. Now we can make a few more decisions about which notifications we want to see and if they matter more or less than the developers thought they should.

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Play Store v8.1 adds notification channels on Android O [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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