Android O Developer Preview now available to download
by Florin Troaca / Mar 21, 2017, 12:50 PM
Android O Developer Preview can be installed on the following devices: Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Nexus Player. You can download Android O Developer Preview system images via the first source link below, while release notes (including a lengthy list of bugs and issues) can be found at the second source link.
For now, it's not clear what final name Android O will have, though it may be Android 8.0 Oreo. Regardless of the final name, here are some of the new features that this next iteration of Android will bring:
- Enhanced notifications (with users getting "fine-grained control over different kinds of notification")
- App background limits (for improved battery life)
- Picture in Picture (PIP) display - enabling actions like watching a video while chatting or using other apps
- Adaptive icons
- Wide-gamut color for apps
- Support for high-quality Bluetooth audio codecs
P.S.: The yellow thingie that you're seeing above seems to be the official Android O logo!
sources: Android O download, Release Notes, Android Developers Blog
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Android O logo looks like chrome canary's .....
posted on Mar 21, 2017, 12:56 PM 1
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App background limits has been there for years. You just had to enable developer mode. So now they are adding that option to the regular settings.
posted on Mar 21, 2017, 1:01 PM 0
Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 28, 2015
I have 180 apps installed on my rooted phone Instagram facebook messenger 2 whatsapp apps twitter chrome youtube and only 3 of them run on background persistenly My baterry life is just about 8 hour sot Muy phone lags just once a week Never get out of ram Always run smooth fast and responsive
posted on Mar 21, 2017, 1:32 PM 0
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Whats the rush? Nougat is still not widely available.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Android_version_history#/media /File:Android_version_distribu tion_(January_2017).png
posted on Mar 21, 2017, 3:10 PM 0
Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012
Nice to see features that were Beta developments in Developer Mode coming to the front, means a lot is being done there at Google. Their focus on battery life is encouraging. What word be great is I'd Google now put conditions e.g. if you build an Android with a 5inch Display it must have at least a 3000mAh battery, if 5.5inch and over at least 3500mAh Battery, if 6inch and over at least 4000mAh. They need to gain some control on Hardware.
posted on Mar 21, 2017, 3:41 PM 0
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