Hands on with the Android O Developer Preview

Earlier this week, Google released the first Developer Preview for Android O, the next major update to its mobile operating system. It's not very stable right now; indeed, the Android Beta Program won't see it until mid-May, with a final release coming in the third quarter.

The new version of the OS brings a number of improvements, most of which are in the Settings app, which is all-new. System UI Tuner offers quite a few new tweaks, but those tend to be even more subject to change than the rest of the OS.

As usual, there are also some changes to notifications. Users can choose to snooze notifications, or go directly to the app's notification settings directly from the shade.

Naturally, we installed the Android O Developer Preview on a Nexus 5X and dove right into it. Here's our hands on video with the OS:

If you want to try out the Preview for yourself, you can find a tutorial for flashing it to your device here.

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