The Droid Turf Weekly Recap includes all the major headlines in the Android Ecosystem over the recent week.
The wait is finally over. Google has announced Android O, its version number, name and update information. This is not a beta we’re taking about nor a developer preview; it’s the real deal. And as expected, Google made the announcements after the solar eclipse concluded earlier today during a brief livestream event held in New York City, followed by Google’s annual statue unveiling (for each new update) in front of Googleplex on the company’s front lawn.
During the month of June, Google introduced us to the third Android O Developer Preview, inching one step closer towards a public roll out. According to Google’s timeline, the last preview build would become available in late July, and as scheduled, we now have it, the fourth and final Android O Developer Preview. The software is nearly ready for the prime time, said to roll out in August or early September. It’ll be around that time Google will hold a hardware [Read More]
During Google I/O 2017 last month, the tech and research giant introduced the Android O Beta Program along with Developer Preview two. We were also given a timeline of when to expect future updates to the beta. The time is now June, and Google is beginning to roll out its third Android O Developer Preview out of four. The software is no longer as buggy, but still lacks some implementations and has its share of problems.
As we speak, Google I/O 2017 is taking place in Mountain View, California where developers, Google enthusiasts and media have all gathered round to learn what’s next in tech. In late March, Google announced the first Android O developer preview right on the heels of heels of Android Nougat 7.1.2. The software has been in alpha-like condition ever since, that is until today. During today’s keynote address, Google fully unveiled the next version of its operating system, Android O as we [Read More]
The Google I/O 2017 developer conference will take place Wednesday, May 17 through Friday, May 19. The main event is the keynote that starts at 10:00am, Pacific Time, on the Wednesday. This event is expected to last for one and a half hours and is traditionally when Google highlights the key messages of the entire event.
Right before Google announced the release of the Android O initial developer preview and all its features, the tech giant introduced its second Android 7.1.2 developer preview, or maintenance release preview two. This is likely to be the last Android Nougat update, since Android O (the next version) is now in development, and it’s rolling out publicly starting today. The software appears to be ready for the prime time. Here’s everything you need to know.
Nobody of us at DT saw this week coming! Things were busy, we got more Galaxy S8 leaks, heard about new Google app updates, got a new OnePlus 3T color option, and learned about new Android Wear offerings. But perhaps the biggest headline was Google’s official release of the first Android O Developer Preview. If you haven’t heard already, Android O is in its Alpha stage.