It is widely (and correctly) assumed that Google’s Pixel handsets will be getting the update to the latest version of Android, which is Android O. However the question is when will the phones receive the update? Many are speculating towards the later part of the year, but it seems that it could be slightly earlier.
In a tweet by Android Police’s David Ruddock, he has revealed that it is possible that Android O for the Pixel handsets could be released within the first or second week of August, which is earlier than when the Nexus handsets received theirs back in 2016. Indeed it does seem that August is a bit earlier than what we have seen in the past, although we can imagine that Pixel owners probably won’t be complaining if it were proven to be true.
The official OTA to Android O for Pixel will likely drop in the first week or two of August. A bit earlier than Nexuses / Nougat last year.
— David Ruddock (@RDR0b11) June 6, 2017
Google has yet to officially confirm when Android O will be released, not to mention it is still unclear as to what the “O” stands for as Google has yet to confirm the name of the build. As it stands Android O is still in developer preview which means that testing of the platform is still ongoing, and with two more months to go until August we have to wonder if Google could be close to wrapping things up by then.
It also begs the question of when the next-gen Pixel handsets will be announced? Will they be unveiled alongside the release of Android O? In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but hopefully we’ll have more concrete details in the future.