Google has just released its Android O Developer Preview 4. According to the company, this is the final preview before the official Android O launch, which will be rolled out to consumers soon. If you are a developer, it’s time to give your apps a final test so you can give users a smooth transition to Android O.
Unveiled in Google I/O 2017 back in May this year, Android O is focused on two areas – “fluid experiences”, and “vitals”. Fluid experiences will introduce in truly useful features such as Picture-in-Picture mode, Smart Text Selection, and such. Vitals on the other hand focuses on improving things under the hood such as the battery life, start up time, stability, as well as security.
As with before, Android o Developer Preview 4 can be downloaded to selected devices including the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player and the Android Emulator. You can download it at android.com/beta, and opt-in your eligible phone or tablet. Of course, while this is the final developer preview version, it’s not final version, so you might run into bugs and such, so proceed with caution. Enrolled devices will automatically be updated to the official version of Android O when it’s released.
(Source: Android Developers Blog)