In September of this year, there were rumors about that Google develops a new operating system to replace Android and iOS. This week he was supported by the statements of an anonymous source site 9to5google.
According to him, the two electronics manufacturer already had received from Google’s dev kit Andromeda, which they can use to develop devices based on this operating system. The first release of gadgets with support for Andromeda is scheduled for the third or fourth quarter of 2017, that is exactly when Google will release new Android version. The source of the leak claims that “Android 8.0 is already embedded in Andromeda”. This means that Google either refuses to release Android 8.0, or will release the next version of Android only for a limited number of devices.
there is Also the chance that Google will develop in parallel several operating systems, and Android Nougat will be able to get small updates for several years. This version of events seems the most likely, because Google has pledged to update the smartphones Pixel for at least the next two years.
If you look at how fast the updates get Android device, you can see that now the current version of the OS is available without delay only for smartphones and tablets Google. Other manufacturers are out of business: good example — today presented its new flagship smartphone OnePlus that runs on Android 6.0 and it is not known whether to upgrade to the Nougat.
a Few months ago it was reported that Huawei is developing a tablet, which is scheduled for release under the brand Nexus. 9to5google claims that this tablet will be released, but it will work on Andromeda. Another device based on Andromeda will be the Pixel 3 tablet that Google was planning to introduce this fall. Its release will be delayed for a year.
One of the features of Andromeda will be radically redesigned notification system. Notifications will be displayed differently on different types of devices depending on several factors, including time of day and user location. The purpose of this system is to provide the user with information only at the moment when he needs it.