Less than a month after the release of the second Android O developer preview, Google is back dropping yet another version of the OS on us. The third developer preview should be rolling out to beta devices now, and along with an update to the Android Studio SDK, it finalizes the APIs for Android O.
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Android O brings a revamp of the notification panel with snoozable notifications and a whole new settings app. There’s easier updating with Project Treble, totally redesigned emoji, and a low-end phone configuration called “Android Go.” Phones get picture-in-picture mode, Android TV gets a new home screen, and faster boot times should help every version, but cars with Android should especially benefit from it.
The Android O APIs are now officially finalized as “API level 26.” With the finalized APIs, Google says developers should be testing apps to ensure they still work after the changes to background limits, networking, and security. The Play Store is also ready to take API Level 26 apps and start sending them out to users.