Google brings video previews to search results on Android

Isaac Cain
August 19, 2017

After a lot of speculation surrounding the official name for the next Android OS, it seems that Google itself may have just spilled the (jelly) beans on the name of Android O, and it's not Oatmeal Cookie, it's Oreo.

Savvy Google+ users were able to track down the file name of the original teaser video that the Android team itself shared in teasing the 'O' dessert name reveal event today. Google will have a live stream from NY, which will start at 2.40 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) which is around 12.10 AM for India. The event will coincide with the solar eclipse, as we had reported in the past.

However, to make it even more reliable that the developers of Android O now Oreo were hiding something. The company unveiled Instant Apps at Google I/O 2016, a bold dream of running specific apps on phones and tablets without the user having to actually install them. What's clear is that we really have no idea of the name for Android O or if this is just one big troll.

Google has launched a new website in celebration of two momentous occasions: one being the total solar eclipse set to happen on August 21 in the United States, two being the launch of Android O.

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If you check out the Android page, you'll see a teaser video for the event. We had reported in the past that the Android O launch will take place on this date.

Though limited to the USA at the moment, Google is expecting to expand the video previews into global markets, as well as for search results in languages other than English.

It said users will "meet the next release of Android and all of its super new powers, revealed via livestream from New York City at 2:40PM ET". After the AOSP release are the proprietary Google app releases and updates, which often bring the most significant features. Until then, stay tuned with us for more news on Android O.

The list above contains the most interesting new features on the Google Android O. However, Google has also introduced other smaller new features, and details about them can be found on the Android Developer's blog.

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