Android O Developer Preview 3 Launched; Factory Images Available

Android O Developer Preview 3 Launched; Factory Images Available

Android O Developer Preview 3 Launched; Factory Images Available

According to AndroidPolice's David Ruddock, the search giant will release the official Android O update for Pixel phones in the first or second weeks of August.

The gist of it is pretty simple. The details can be found in the About Phone settings section of a device that is running the Android O developer preview 3.

Google generally releases the latest version of Android for its own handsets around September time, but Android Police's editor has information that it could appear roughly a month earlier. Nexus phones like the 5X and 6P will follow shortly after, with other devices being updated as and when the manufacturers and networks issue the over-the-air update.

For those of you waiting for the new preview to hit the Android Beta track, go check now. The full system images are available for immediate flashing on supported devices, and beta program devices will probably be updated soon. This time, Android is rolling out the Android O update and Pixel will get it in August.

As for the Developer Preview 3, Google has confirmed that this version includes final APIs for developers. All developer previews were marked simple as "O" under Android version, with the assumption that Android O may not be as large of an overhaul as one would assume.

However, it should be noted that major releases like this one are often subject to date changes. The big news is the update roll out itself.

Developers who are interested in supporting new Android O features should of course visit the Android O Developer Preview website. However, the platform is dominated by Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android 5.0 Lollipop, accounting for 31.2 percent and 30.8 percent of the overall distribution.

Android O brings along a bag of features for you to cherish. Therefore, the company announced that this bug should be fixed by the June security update.

With the ever increasing issue of security threat, Android-O brings you the Google Play Protect.

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