Today, Google announced Android O, the newest version of its OS, revealing key details about what to expect when it officially launches later this year. Coinciding with today's announcement, it's also released its first Developer Preview, offering those who create software for the platform an early glimpse of what to expect in the coming months.
Google said that "the O Developer Preview includes an updated SDK with system images for testing on the official Android Emulator". The company has also launched a new Developer Preview site with resources on the new edition, along with information on behavior changes and new APIs in the OS.
This first Developer Preview will be supported on six devices:
- Nexus 5X
- Nexus 6P
- Nexus Player
- Pixel C
- Pixel XL
Google emphasizes - in more than one place - that "Developer Preview 1 is for developers only and not intended for daily or consumer use." Those who plan to install it are urged to read the release notes before doing so.
A consumer beta will be released "as we get closer to a final product".
Download: Android O Developer Preview