Google Nexus 6P Android O Release Date and Features
Huawei Nexus 6P released with inbuilt Android Marshmallow and Google updated it to Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Google Nexus 6P got Android 7.0 update in October 2016 and Android 7.1.1 in December 2016. According to latest reports, Nexus 6P will receive the Android 7.1.2 update soon. After Android Nougat, Android O will be next major android update for Nexus 6P. After the Android 7.1.2 update, the Search Giant is goint to release Android O which is the next big update for Android Operating system. Android 8.0 might be the version number for Android O.
Google unveiled the First Developer preview of Android O on March 21st exclusively for developers. Further, the Second Developer preview has been unveiled on May 19th at Google I/O. The Public Beta of Android O also has been released on May 19th. The third and fourth previews of Android 8 arrived on June 9th and July 24th, respectively. According to Dave Burke, the final release of Android O will come in the late summer. Some reports also indicate that Android O will be released in Second or Third weeks of August.
Android O Refinements
Google primarily focuses on providing fluid like experiences with the Android O update. Along with the battery saving refinements, some new features like Picture in Picture mode, Notification channels and Smart text selection are also coming with the Android 8 update. But some Pixel and Nexus 5X users have reported that the fourth preview with near final system behaviours is still buggy and draining too much battery. The Android Engineering team may have fixed these problems before the final release.
The Android Engineering Team revealed during the AMA session that there will be no dark mode in the final Android 8 Build due to some technical difficulties. Android 8 operating system is coming with many upgrades regarding Bluetooth. The new Hi-Fi Bluetooth codecs coming with Android O include Qualcomm’s aptX, aptX HD, Sony’s LDAC, AAC and SBC. Along with these codecs, there are many refinements in Android O to improve Bluetooth Audio Quality.
Android O rollout for Nexus 6P
Already the first developer preview is available for Google Nexus 6P in the official website. Nexus 6P will get the Second Developer preview of Android O in May 2017. The finalized version of Android O will be pushed out for Google Nexus 6P in Q3, 2017. Google releases factory images earlier than OTA updates. So OTA update of Android O for Nexus 6P may start in October or November 2017. More details about the release of Android O for Nexus 6P will be revealed in coming months.
Update on 13/8/2017 :
According to 9to5Google, the Search Giant will unveil the next iteration of Android on August 21st, the day of the Solar Eclipse. Android Police’s David Ruddock tweets that Android O most likely to be released on August 21st. Google Pixel and Pixel XL flagships also may get the update on the same day.
Another tipster, Evan Blass claims that the Search giant is going to unveil the 8th major iteration of Android in the week of August 21st and most likely on 21st. At least Google will announce the Codename of Android O on August 21st, if the release not possible due to technical issues.