Android 0 Preview Updates

Android O or most suitably called as OMG as it has simply put us in great thoughts with the features that are just announced officially by Google Developers blog. Many of us would have not yet got the Android Nougat Update on their devices and here we see Google teasing with the Newer version of Android O update.

What would Android O stand for?

O in new Android Update might stand for Oreo 😛 But you never know what’s cooking in Google’s kitchen! Do let us know what do you feel about the abbreviation that O should represent in new Android O Update.

What is meaning of O in Android O

What Will O In Android O Stand For

Few expected funny names could be- Onion 😛 Omelet, Orbit etc..

Features Of Android O latest Version 2017

As it is the advancement in the android version so the hopes do increase with the new version of Android O. With multi-window being launched in previous Android Nougat updates, we can expect something more good and easy that will make Android O worth installing on our Android Smartphones.

Android O introduces a number of new features and APIs to use in your apps. Here’s are just a few new things for you to start trying in this first Developer Preview:

  • Background limits
  • Notification channels

    latest Android O update for Smartphone

    New Notification Settings in Android O

  • Autofill APIs
  • PIP for handsets and new windowing features
  • Font resources in XML
  • Adaptive icons

    Android O Adaptive Icon Layout Preview

    Android O Adaptive icon layout Preview

  • Wide-gamut color for apps
  • Connectivity
  • Keyboard navigation
  • AAudio API for Pro Audio
  • WebView enhancements
  • Java 8 Language APIs and runtime optimizations
  • Partner platform contributions

List of Supported Devices for Android O

Currently in Android O Developer preview which is exclusively launched for developers testing on thier devices. Android O developer preview is for:

  • Nexus 5X
  • Nexus 6P
  • Nexus Player
  • Pixel C
  • Pixel XL

Devices like OnePlus 3T, Samsung S7, and other high end devices will follow up to receive Android O Update very soon via developers possibly.

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How To Install Android O Developer Preview on your Android Phone

  1. Download the appropriate Android O system image for your device from here, then unzip it to a safe directory.
  2. Connect your device to your computer over USB.
  3. Start the device in fastboot mode with one of the following methods:
    • Using the adb tool: With the device powered on, execute:

      adb reboot bootloader

    • Using a key combo: Turn the device off, then turn it on and immediately hold down the relevant key combination for your device. For example, to put a Nexus 5 (“hammerhead”) into fastboot mode, press and hold Volume Up + Volume Down + Power as the device begins booting up.
  4. If necessary, unlock the device’s bootloader using one of the following methods:
    • If you are updating a Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P device using the hammerhead or angler builds, update your fastboot tool to the latest available version (>=23.0.1), and then run this command:

      fastboot flashing unlock

    • If you are updating an older device, run this command:

      fastboot oem unlock

    The target device will show you a confirmation screen. (This erases all data on the target device.)

  5. Open a terminal and navigate to the unzipped system image directory.
  6. Execute the flash-all script. This script installs the necessary bootloader, baseband firmware(s), and operating system.

Once the script finishes, your device reboots. You should now lock the bootloader for security:

  1. Start the device in fastboot mode again, as described above.
  2. Execute:
    fastboot flashing lock
    

    or, for older devices, run:

    fastboot oem lock
    

Locking bootloader will wipe the data on some devices. After locking the bootloader, if you want to flash the device again, you must run fastboot oem unlock again, which will wipe the data.

Android O official Release Dates

As of now Google has just teased us with Android O Developer Preview, which will soon will be released worldwide for various high end devices that are running on Android Nougat for now. We can see a rough eta upto December this year 2017.

Do let us know your valuable feedback regarding Android O update timeline for various Android Devices.

Somesh Chaudhary

Tech Blogger and Android Expert who loves surfing Internet and finding new tech stuff and frame new articles over the same and help the world with the knowledge attained!

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