Android O reportedly delayed, but name could be revealed soon

The blog post goes into detail regarding some improvements to the Android Things console, which makes it easier for developers to issue Over-the-Air (OTA) updates; and some improvements to the Android Studio library, which gives developers access to several samples that could speed up the development process. Developers can still download and install Preview 4.1 on those boards, but no further updates will be made available. Android O will bring features such as app badges, revamped settings interface, snooze notifications, new emojis among other great features.

Earlier this month, it was reported that the Android O may debut in the second week of this month.

The major change is the move to Android O as the basis for Android Things, a decent update for the platform with previous versions based on Android N says Google Developer Advocate Wayne Piekarski.

Google gears up for Android O release.

And while it remains unconfirmed by Google that Ruddock is on the money here, he did tweet out some further news. The platform, which uses the Android subsystem, is aimed at low-level hardware like the Raspberry Pi for instance. Google also added dynamic pin muxing on the RPi 3, enabling GPIO pins to be configured at runtime depending on what features are being used.

Since this supposed delay hasn’t been addressed Google, it’s possible that it might not be be a big deal.

With Intel discontinuing the Edison and Joule hardware designs, Google is embracing NXPs hardware to plump out its collection of hardware that can support Android Things.

SprIoT i.MX6UL appears to be the new name for the Murata IoT SOM EVK that was announced in June in conjunction with Murata’s 40 x 40mm Aquila 6UL COM. Also, any guesses for the name?