Android O update expected in August; likely the last major OS update for Nexus 5X and 6P

In March, Google announced Android O, the next major version of its ubiquitous operating system, and outlined plans to begin the update's rollout sometime in the third quarter of this year. Last month, at its I/O developer conference, Google launched the Android O Beta Program for supported devices.

The company hasn't yet announced an exact date on which Android O will be released, but David Ruddock, Managing Editor of Android Police, appears to have narrowed it down.

According to David, the update is likely to roll out "in the first week or two of August", but initially only for Google's Pixel and Pixel XL handsets, which it launched last October. Its rollout for the Pixel phones is expected to come only "a bit earlier" than for Google's supported Nexus devices, but David also noted that these dates are subject to possible change.

Google has already dropped support for the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 - neither of those devices received its latest Android 7.1.2 update when it was released in April. The Nexus 5X and 6P will still be within the period for guaranteed Android version updates when Android O rolls out, but given that that support is due to end in September, it's likely to be the last major OS update for those two handsets.

Source: David Ruddock (@RDR0b11) via The Android Soul

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