Now that Android 8.0 Oreo is out there for some devices, Google is moving ahead with the next big Android update.
Today Google announced that Android 8.1 is now available in its first developer preview. The pre-release software is build OPP5.170921.005 and it’s available for the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, Pixel XL, ... Read More »
Google Assistant has spread to many different Google products like newer Android phones, Android Wear 2.0 wearables, the Google Home, and more. But with the release of the Assistant SDK developer preview, it might soon come to many more.
Google has announced the latest version of its mobile OS, Android 7.1 Nougat, that will be arriving soon as a developer preview. The 7.1 update is incremental, but includes some important changes, most notably a new app shortcuts API. This API allows developers to create shortcuts for the launcher that allow users quick access into ... Read More »
The public build-up for a new version of Android has grown drastically over the years. In the past, it was relatively secretive, with most testing happening behind closed doors. Today is a vastly different story, with Google publicly testing new versions of Android before they’re released. The primary method of testing is through Developer Previews, ... Read More »
Android Marshmallow isn’t set to be released until this fall, but along with announcing Android M’s full name, Google has also announced the release of the final developer preview along with the final Android 6.0 SDK.
Releasing the final developer preview along with the final Android 6.0 SDK should enable developers to ensure ... Read More »