The wait for the O-flavored operating system is finally over. It is official – Android O is coming so soon. Although the name of the OS is not confirmed yet, we came to know a launch date where Google will show all of its sweet goodness along with its name.
The search engine is making use of an astronomical event to introduce its newest Android operating system update. Android O is coming on August 21 with a livestreamed unveiling event timed at 2.40PM ET in NYC and the solar eclipse is also expected to be a part of the event.
To get us hyped, Google has launched a new website in celebration of two significant occasions – first being Android O is coming on August 21 and second being the total solar eclipse set to happen on the same day in the U.S. The website shows a countdown to the unveiling, which will go down at 2.40PM Eastern.
Google is hosting the livestream of the launch event on Monday where it will officially debut its mega-popular mobile OS worldwide. The company is likely to launch the OS during the festivities or shortly thereafter.
— Android (@Android) August 18, 2017
With the launch of the enthusiastically anticipated Android O, a new waiting game starts. Mobile owners across the globe will be playing the ‘what will Android O be called?’ game. Whether will the name be Oreo, Oatmeal cookie, Orangina, or something else? All sound sweet and delicious, but only one will wear the title crown.
Moving further to the Google’s website, there is more than just the Android O launch countdown timer. The eclipse too will be an integral part of the whole event as the informative site offers an eclipse tracker for buffs in the U.S. The website even links to both the Google Android O event livestream and the NASA 2017 Total Eclipse livestream.
The tech major has included the Google Assistant for users to learn more about the solar eclipse. At the bottom of the webpage, you’ll see a link to The Eclipse Megamovie Project that will collect pictures of the 2017 total solar eclipse from more than 1,000 amateur astronomers, volunteer photographers, along with general public.
Google will put these images together and create a continuous view of the solar eclipse as it passes over the U.S.
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