For the second year in a row, Google has released the preview version of its Android mobile operating system without fanfare, announcing its sudden availability in a blog post.

The lack of fanfare is warranted: So far, Android O is a very minor update to Android 7 Nougat, which itself was a minor upgrade to the last major Google mobile OS, 2015’s fairly moderate Android 6 Marshmallow update. (Android O’s final name is not yet decided—Oreo? Orange Whip? Ollalieberry Pie? O.J.? Nor is its version number—probably 8.0 even though 7.2 would be more honest.)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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