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It only seems yesterday when it was all about Android N 7.0 and what it was going to be called on release, but now that time is well behind us. It's all about Android O now and the official release of the latest Android operating system isn't that far away anymore either. In fact, Google has just released the fourth and the final version of the Developer Preview firmware, which essentially marks the end of Android O previews and is a signal that the final version is almost ready for public release.


All Pixel devices and qualifying Nexus devices have already started getting the latest edition of the Android 8.0 preview but if you don't have it yet, it's going to land on your device anytime now. This is almost exactly what the final version will look and feel like, albeit with a few minor changes and improvements. However, reports indicate that the fourth version is already pretty stable and smooth. If you are wondering when Samsung Galaxy devices are going to get it, it's still a long way off, given that Samsung isn't the fastest when it comes to rolling out firmware updates! Nevertheless, the Galaxy S8, S8+ and the Galaxy Note 8 will be the first Samsung devices on the waiting list.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



Thanks to SamMobile and their expert analysis, we have for you today, a complete list of Samsung devices which are most likely to get the Android O update officially from Samsung. Keep in mind though, it's too early to state the timeline for any of these devices yet.


Most Likely Devices to Get Android O 8.0


Galaxy S8
Galaxy S8+
Galaxy Note 8
Galaxy S7
Galaxy S7 edge
Galaxy S7 Active
Galaxy A7 (2017)
Galaxy A5 (2017)
Galaxy A3 (2017)
Galaxy J7 (2017)
Galaxy J5 (2017)
Galaxy Note FE
Galaxy Tab S3
Galaxy C9 Pro
Galaxy C7 Pro
Galaxy J7 Prime


Devices that may Get Android O 8.0


Galaxy A9 Pro
Galaxy A8 (2016)
Galaxy J7 (2016)
Galaxy J5 (2016)
Galaxy J3 (2017)
Galaxy Tab S2 VE (2016 models)
Galaxy Tab A (2016 models)


While this is by no means a confirmed list, it looks pretty sound at the moment.


Source: SamMobile


Head over to our firmware section to find all the latest available updates for your Samsung smartphones and tablets.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



While the name of the next Android OS might still be undecided, the first developer preview of the OS is here. As of now, the developer version of Android O is eligible for being rolled out to the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, the Pixel C tablet and the Nexus Player.


Google has already given us the timeline regarding the Developer Preview release schedule for Android O. The first one already came out on March 21 and other three will follow consecutively in mid-May, mid-June and mid-July. It is being expected that Android 8.0 will see the first stable public release from late August or early September at best.


Significant changes seen so far in the OS include changes and improvements in the Notification menu, the status bar, the navigation bar, Quick Settings, App badges, System UI customization options, physical keyboard support, Autofill API, background processes, PIP support and much more. To check out the actual details as made clear by Android Authority, click here.



It's still too early to predict much about Android O, but reports are coming in to suggest a few of its features nevertheless. Let's take a look at what they are talking about.


"Copy Less"


The alleged "Copy Less" feature will make sure that the user has to do less copy pasting while trying to share info from one app, via another. It would be hard to explain how exactly it will work until we have more information, but it has been hinted that the text which you want to copy paste will be suggested automatically. It could be a part of the new OS as a whole or just the Gboard keyboard.


Gesture Features


Drawing alphabets on a locked screen to initiate apps is not something that's new to Android users as most third party manufacturers have lock screen gesture shortcuts in-built on their phones. However, Google will reportedly integrate the feature inherrently in Android O. Draw a C on the screen to bring up your contacts or a V to turn on the flashlight for example.


More Functionality in Text


It could be so that the OS (or just the keyboard app) will recognize when someone sends you a text with an address in it. Tapping on that address will open Google Maps and maybe will even show you the location in-app. The functionality will not be limited to addresses and Google Map of course.


The info you just read was brought forth by VentureBeats and cannot quite be confirmed as of now. We will keep you updated on things as they become more apparent.


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)



No, Google is not making chocolates and yes, it's been hinted that Android v8 could be called Oreo. Hiroshi Lockheimer, the head of Android had earlier posted a GIF image on Twitter that showed a dessert with Oreos sticking all around it in a ring formation. Normally, we would think that this almost confirms that the next Android OS will be called Oreo. However, we are not so sure this time.


It is very likely that Lockheimer is actually trying to pull one on us! He did the same last year when he had hinted in a similar way that Android OS v7 could be called Nutella. As Nutella never really came to be, Oreo could be looking at the same fate. We will have to wait for at least a few more months before we know for sure though.


Did you like the name Oreo? Do you think this would be a good name or do you agree that the head of Android is trolling us? Let us know your point of views regarding the matter in the comments below.


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