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Android O release is just around the corner

by Brandon Russell | July 24, 2017July 24, 2017 2:30 pm PST

The final release of Android O is just around the corner, as Google on Monday rolled out Android O Developer Preview 4. The software is available for the Pixel, Pixel Xl, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Nexus Player.

Today’s release is significant because it signals the imminent arrival of Android O for consumers. Since introducing the first developer preview of Android O, Google has said there would be four releases followed by a consumer launch “later this summer.”

It’s very possible Google will stretch its summer goal to the 11th hour—fall officially begins on September 22—but we’re nearing the final version. And, with the final version, we’re close to finding out what Android O will be called.

In today’s release, Google encourages developers to “wrap up testing and publish your updates soon,” which will ensure users have a seamless transition to Android O.

Developer Preview 4 is a release candidate build of Android O that you can use to complete your development and testing in time for the upcoming official release. It includes the final system behaviors, the latest bug fixes and optimizations, and the final APIs (API level 26) already available since Developer Preview 3.

You can read about what new features Android O includes in the link below.

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Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...