Google announced Thursday about its release of Google Android O developer with Android version 8.0. and not Android 7.2. Initially, the version number was not declared, they have declared it now. The company dropped the first developer preview build of the next major Android release in March, and the second developer preview in 2017 last month at I/O. Google has made an announcement of another release in July which will bring “near-final system images.”
Google’s Android O Beta is available for regular users as well but you should have the right smartphone. The compatible smartphone users such as Google Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C tablet, Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphone users can also get this new operating system on their phones. You need to visit google.com/android/beta, sign in with your Google account here. Once you sign up, your eligible device should be reflected on the list. Later you need to add this device to the Android O-beta program.
Google review includes the latest version of the Android O platform with the final API level 26 and hundreds of bug fixes and optimizations. Developers can download the final API 26 SDK from the SDK Manager in Android Studio and Android Support Library 26.0.0 beta 2 from Google’s Maven repository. Android O comes with more interesting features such as improved battery performance, picture-in-picture option for apps like YouTube, Google Duo as well as improved notifications channels.
Android Police stated the version first and notes that the settings page on their Nexus 6P showed Android 8.0.0 as the exact version. So far, we know that Android O brings with it background limits, notification channels, standard autofill APIs, picture-in-picture video, adaptive icons, as well as support for multi-display. If you have one of the eligible Google hardware then you can sign-in for the Android Beta program. Early adopters and developers can register via android.com/beta and opt-in via eligible Android smartphone. Similar as before, users can also download and flash the new update manually.