Here’s how to watch the Android 8.0 O event live on YouTube. Today, August 21st is an exciting day. Along with the first total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years, Google is launching its next version of Android for smartphones and tablets. Below is everything you need to do and where to tune-in and watch the announcement.
Instead of a short blog post revealing the next Android update, Google is hosting a huge livestream from New York City. Just three minutes after the sun meets the moon, Google will celebrate by making Android 8.0 official.
We have a good idea of what to expect from Android 8.0 “O” already thanks to the beta program. As we’ve been able to test and use the software for the past few months. However, Google likely has a slew of new features, improvements and other changes to announce.
While we don’t know the official name for Android 8.0 yet, all signs point to it being called Oreo. Android 8.0 Oreo. The event kicks off on August 21st at 2:40 PM EDT, 1:40 PM CT, or 11:40 AM PT and you can watch it below.
How to Watch the Android 8.0 Event Live-Stream
Users can tune in at the link above or head to YouTube for the official announcement. We’re expecting Google to unveil the final version of Android 8.0 O and any new features. Most of the changes were available in the last stable beta, but we have a feeling Google saved a few extra features for today.
Again, the event begins at 2:40 PM ET or 11:40 AM PT. That is only three minutes after the total solar eclipse ends.
Android 8.0 Release Date
The only questions that remain unanswered right now are what Google will call Android O, and when it will be available for smartphone and tablet owners. In the past, the name was announced a few months before the release date. Then, in a short blog post, Google makes it official and starts rolling out software updates immediately.
Could Google announce and release Android 8.0 today all at the same time? With a big event and livestream in New York City, it’s highly possible.
Typically Google reveals its latest Nexus or Pixel smartphone at the same time, and they’re the first devices to run the latest version of Android. We’re not expecting the Pixel 2 until September or October, which means this event is all about Android 8.0 Oreo, although nothing would surprise us.
If so, users with the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C tablet and Nexus Player can expect updates. Otherwise, Google could just announce a release date in the near future. We’ll update as soon as we know more.
Android 8.0 Oreo or Oatmeal Cookie
So what will Android 8.0 be called? Google’s teaser last week suggested Oreo, but now we’re not so sure. Senior VP’s are busy teasing all the potential names over on Twitter.
Let us know what you think Google will call its next software update in the comment section below. All we do know is Android 8.0 is coming soon. Once it’s released over-the-air updates will begin rolling out.
Keep in mind that even if Google releases it today, some devices could end up waiting 2-3 weeks before it arrives. That or install it manually. Stay tuned for more details.