Android Instant Apps now supports 500 million devices

Android Instant Apps now supports 500 million devices

It's not the name for Google's next Android software update, but a launch date where Google will showcase all of its sweet goodness along with its name. Yesterday, when Google released the teaser video for Android O, the file name was GoogleOreo_Teaser_0817_noDroids (1).mp4.

As is with every Google launch event, it will be live streamed to the world and there is a lot of mention of the "eclipse" on the launch website. But its not the end as we have some big announcements and launch events, that are yet to come our way.

The next version of Android is now known as Android O, but that's not the software's official name. The event will coincide with next week's total eclipse on August 21st, with Google hosting a livestream that'll begin at 2:40 pm ET.

Great news for Google Android lovers, as the latest version of the OS, is expected to be launched on Monday (August 21).

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Notification channels have been introduced on Android O. This feature creates new application categories for notifications.

Google showcased an idea in I/O 2016 that could change the way we use apps on older Android smartphones.

Google is launching video previews in search results.

To recall, previous year most of us were cheering for "Nutella" instead of "Nougat", but Google took the road less travelled and named the version Nougat, while disappointing Nutella fans. Under this new feature, users will be able to use certain apps over other apps. This time around, some Android users located in the United States are seeing auto-playing video previews in search results within the Google app and also in the Chrome browser. More so, because it is also known internationally.

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