With every passing day, we are getting closer to the final release of Android O. Having already released three developer previews for the mobile OS, Google has released the fourth and final dev preview. Devices included in the Android Beta Program are getting the update today.
According to Google, this 4th developer preview contains final behaviors, the latest patches, and the APIs that will launch with Android 8.0. At this point, there shouldn’t be any broken things included in the preview.
Lets review what has changed.
Updated lock-screen and notification panel: The clock on the lock screen has gotten a bit smaller, with smaller-case font for the date.
Moving onto the notification panel, the font for the date has been swapped out and the battery percentage number is now bold. Lastly, the carrier’s name and the time in the top left and the top right, respectively have been pushed in so that they’re in line with the toggles.
System apps get a new icon: The icon which was for the apps without icons was a green one that portrayed the top part of an Android mascot’s body. In the final developer preview, the icon has changed. The new icon is an Android’s head atop a teal cutting mat.
Android O DP4’s Easter egg: Since inception of the Android, the mobile OS has featured Easter eggs in its settings based on the given version’s name was in that version. For Android O’s fourth developer preview, Google has threw in a little octopus that floats around your screen.
Developers who want to get their hands on DP4, can still enroll an eligible device in the beta program. The eligible devices for the O Developer Preview are the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Nexus Player.
For the final update, we haven’t got a specific date yet, but Google is saying that the update will launch “later this summer.” Until then, you all can enjoy the DP4 and submit your feedback to Google.
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