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Announced shortly after the solar eclipse passed over New York City, Android 8.0 Oreo brings to an end months of speculation about just what Google would call its new "Android O" OS.

The latest iteration of Google's operating system, Android Oreo, is officially here, but it won't be on your phone just yet. It appears that everyone will have to wait till Monday for both the solar eclipse as well as the launch of the latest version of Android. Not major new features, but welcome nonetheless.

The launch event is taking place at NY and the Android O update will be revealed on 2:40 PM ET.

You should note that not all Android smartphone will get the Android O update immediately.

Also, the Android O announcement is expected to take place at the same time of the total solar eclipse, which is happening after 99 years in the USA, since 1917.

Android Oreo will first be available on Google devices, including the Pixel and Nexus lines. Whether the providers are included in the new feature or not, it will not impact the ranking of that provider on the Google search results.

Previously, Android users could only allow all or block all notifications from each app.

It should be noted here that Google had concluded the beta test of Android Nougat last week and said the beta test of Android O will begin soon. With the Notification dots in place, apps you have on your home screen will display these dots that give you a glimpse at new details with apps that have a notification, and by tapping on them you can initiate quick actions. Autofill will save logins for frequently-used apps, and there's Android Instant Apps support for accessing software without installs.

Yes. Google has published a live-stream video for the reveal of Android O's official name. Even if you weren't one of the many making predictions, there's some good news if you're a Pixel or Pixel XL user.

Lastly, another feature would be "restricted background activities" from apps such as Chrome 57. It means one can send an email while watching you tube video.

According to reports, Android O will be a substantial update that will bring over a bunch of new features.

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