Google Releases Android O Developer Preview
With the guarantee of a new Android OS version every year, Google has released the next generation of its popular mobile OS. This version is codenamed Android O (final name should follow tradition of naming after a dessert or sweet) and it is still a preview version. The Android O Developer Preview is already available to download by software developers.
Diving into the new features, Android O promises a number of exciting new features and performance optimisations such as more control over notifications, better battery life and picture-in-picture mode on phones and tablets. Conserving battery life seems to be the cream of the crop on this new OS version.
The Android O Developer Preview includes an updated SDK with system images for testing on the official Android Emulator and on Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel, Pixel XL and Pixel C devices. There is also an emulator for testing Android Wear 2.0 on Android O.
Google will invite consumers to give their input on the new OS when it is nearing the final consumer version via the Android Beta program. Over the coming months, it will recieve updates (performance and stabilisatiion) regularly. With the official release expected to arrive by Q3 2017, Google is expected to dish out more information about ‘O’ at the I/O 2017 in May.
Source: Android Developers