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Android 8 'O' releases on Monday 21 August

Android 8 'O' is coming. (Source: Google)
Android 8 'O' is coming. (Source: Google)
Google has confirmed on the Android website that Android 8 'O' is releasing on Monday 21st August via a live stream during the eclipse.

Developers and keen beta testers have been able to download Android O for several months now, and the less keen-to-be-testers have had sources such as Marques Brownlee/MKBHD to visit and watch 4K videos showing off key new features.

However, earlier today the Android website was updated with an "eclipse" page proclaiming that "Android O is touching down to Earth with the total solar eclipse, bringing some super (sweet) new powers!" This is accompanied by a countdown timer and the line "...when you'll meet the next release of Android...revealed via livestream from New York City at 2:40 PM ET."

Google appears to be making the event very eclipse centric (maybe subtle messaging about Android O 'eclipsing' the competition or its previous versions?), so those wanting to know more about how to watch the reveal event or information on the eclipse should head on over to the Android Eclipse page.

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Craig Ward, 2017-08-19 (Update: 2017-08-19)
Craig Ward
Craig Ward - News Editor
I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.