It has been in developer preview since May, with Google rolling out a release candidate in August. Google continues to say that the viewers can experience the phenomenon either via "NASA 2017 Total Eclipse Live Stream" or through "Android O Reveal NYC".
The countdown to Android O and its release is coinciding with the upcoming solar eclipse. There is no information on what the "O" stands for, but Google had posted details about the new features of its all-new operating system. Either when Android O releases or what on earth Google will have calling the OS when the timer concludes on 2:40 pm EST on the 21. It wouldn't be unheard of for Google to partner with a company making a sweet treat - remember Android 4.4 KitKat?
Samsung typically keeps its devices updated with new features for two years though it usually extends bug fixes and security patches to devices beyond the two year mark.
Background Limits, ensures there are automatic limits on apps running in the background.
US, South Korea engage in war games over North Korea's missile threat
The wargames, details of which are a closely guarded secret, simulate military conflict with the isolated country. The US military describes the software behind the drills as "state-of-the-art wargaming computer simulations".
As far as the new features are concerned, the Android O is expected to bring notification channels, shortcut pinning, auto-fill, picture-in-picture, etc. Picture-in-picture mode is perhaps the most needed feature for YouTube and active YouTube app users. The feature is now available on Android 6.0+ devices. Once we get a feel for the final version, you can expect to find our usual book-length Android review soon after. By sharing these stats, Google is encouraging developers to enable their app for Instant Apps and therefore enabled this feature for 500 million phones. When the time comes for an update, a new Android framework is developed to plug into the existing, forward-compatible Vendor Interface.
The new Video Previews function in the Google app or the Google Chrome app will allow the first video in the search result to automatically play. Since Android O has already been announced, the event scheduled for later today will reveal the name of the new mobile platform and its mascot.
Project Treble is perhaps the most important change in Android O, but it's not coming to most existing devices.