As noted by Google, the latest version is created to work on recent Nexus and Pixel devices running Android 7.1.1 and above. Google will also seed the update to other OEM's who will start prepping the update for their own custom skins and overlays.
When Android O begins its official rollout, Pixel And Nexus devices will be the first in line to get the update.
A few weeks ago, developers found references to the term "oatmeal_cookie" in sample code that was used in a presentation slide at Google I/O indicating that "Oatmeal Cookie" is a potential candidate for Android O's name. Fresh information shared by David Ruddock, the managing editor of Android Police reveals that Android O release has been delayed.
Android Things was previously based on Nougat, but Google is now updating the Internet of Things platform to O ahead of the official release.
"The Android O update for Pixel has been pushed back (surprise)". At the event, the company also gave a sneak peek into some of the features coming in Android O, the new Android version arriving later this year. Google has now released Developer Preview 5, with plenty of major changes and new features. Ruddock is of the view that the official name of Android 8.0 will be declared on August 21, the day of the solar eclipse. The inclusion of an octopus as an Easter egg inside the latest Android O beta suggests Google might be ditching desserts and moving to underwater molluscs instead.
The most popular guess is that the name of Android O would be "Oreo". Android's vice president of engineering, Dave Burke in a blog post added that the developer preview 4 for Android O will be the last preview version before the release of the final, stable version of Android O for consumers.