A few weeks after the launch of the second Developer Preview, Google has released the third developer preview of Android O, the next update of Android. In addition to several new features, it confirms the version number of Android O: Android 8.0.
Google wasted no time between the Developer Preview 2 (the first available through the Android beta program), launched on 17 May at the Google I / O , and the Developer Preview 3 released last night by teams the Mountain View company.
This brings Developer Preview 3 “hundreds of fixes and improvements” and final APIs for Android O. At System UI Tuner, more customizations have also been removed but really we know why yet. Finally, the biggest novelty of this Developer Preview 3 concerns the confirmation of Android version number O. It will be well therefore to Android 8.0!
The Developer Preview 3 can of course now be installed by registered beta testers via OTA or by installing the files directly . Remember, your device to flash your bootloader to be unlocked and the USB debugging mode must be enabled in the options dévelopers.Gardez in mind that this is not the final version, it is primarily intended for hackers and those who want to see the potential of this new version before anyone else.
Who can install the Developer Preview?
It is not reserved for anyone. Only Google Pixel and Pixel XL and the pixels C and some Nexus will install. The choice at the Nexus is quite limited, only the Nexus Player 5X and 6P are compatible yet.
If you do not know what you do, do not install this version as it may be unstable and difficult to use to make your device.
Android 8.0: release date
It is likely that the latest release of the developer preview of Android O is launched in the month of July. If we respect the past year schedule, the final version of Android O should land at the end of August.