Google will reportedly update the Pixel to Android O in early August

Android O on a pixel device

Google will update the Pixel and Pixel XL to Android O during the first or second week of August, according to Android Police managing editor David Ruddock.

Ruddock says he obtained the information from a “reliable source,” though he also notes, “release dates are always, always subject to change.”

In 2016, Google started to roll out Android Nougat to Nexus devices on August 22nd, so if Ruddock’s information is accurate and Google goes ahead with its current plans, the Pixels will receive Android O a week or two earlier than Nexus devices did Android Nougat last year. The Android O developer preview is currently available to download.

Several smartphone OEMs have already announced plans to update their existing devices to Android O, including HMD Global, which plans to update the Nokia 3, 5 and 6 to the latest version of Google’s mobile OS, as well OnePlus, which confirmed the OnePlus 3 and 3T will receive Android O later this year.

Android O includes features such as picture-in-picture, notification channels and notification badges for apps.

With Android O coming soon, most Android fans likely want to know what the O stands for. Last year, Google revealed the official name of Android N at the end of June. Hopefully, this time around the announcement comes sooner.

Source: Android Police