Google has released the Android O developer preview today. This is fourth and the last preview by Google before the actual and final Android O release which is rumored to release early next year. The latest update is said bring some improvement and fixes and cleaned some of the troubling bugs in the last update.
Here is what Google said on Android Developer’s blog.
As we put the finishing touches on the Android O platform, today we’re rolling out Developer Preview 4 to help you make sure your apps are ready.
This is the final preview before we launch the official Android O platform to consumers later this summer. Take this opportunity to wrap up your testing and publish your updates soon, to give users a smooth transition to Android O.
Google said that the Android O developers Preview is going to be the “release candidate” which means it can be loaded on a production device if in case if beta testers or early adopters wish to, even after it’s prime focus is for developers. It can be download on Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player, Pixel C, and Android Emulator.
The latest beta update also launches new developers tools.
We’re releasing the Developer Preview 4 device system images today, together with the stable version of the Android 26.0.0 Support Library. Incremental updates to the SDK, tools, and Android Emulator system images are on the way over the next few days.
We’re also introducing a new version of Android Testing Support Library that includes new features like Android Test Orchestrator, Multiprocess Espresso, and more. Watch for details coming soon.
You can install the latest Android O developers preview 4 by visiting Android Beta program. if you are already on the preview 3, you should get an over-the-air update, but it could take few days. so you will need to install it yourself if you cant wait for the OTA update.