In a move that shocked us all, Google announced the release of its Android O Developer Preview yesterday. Android N, which we now know to be Nougat, has only reached a near 3% of Android devices worldwide as of March, yet we’re already on to the next big thing! In fact, just two days ago, Google released Android 7.1.2 Developer Preview 2. But that attention shortly scattered sway once Android O was introduced.
On the very heels of Android 7.1.2 Developer Preview 2, Google has announced the Android O Developer Preview. In a surprising announcement, that really shouldn’t have been surprising because of last year’s early Android N Preview release, Android O in all its initial glory has been officially announced, and it’s available now in the form of an early developer preview. Here’s everything you need to know.
Back in late January, Android 7.1.2 Nougat was released in the form of an early Developer Preview for some who would like to beta test the software. The update is part of Google’s scheduled maintenance releases for Android Nougat. The first (Android 7.1.1) came in two developer previews before it was officially rolled out in December of 2016. Now we have details concerning the second developer preview of Google’s MR2 (Android 7.1.2). Given the time between updates, it’s reasonable to predict that the software rolling [Read More]
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Android 7.1.2 Nougat is now available in the form of a Developer Preview. The update is one of several Nougat maintenance release updates promised by Google. The first Nougat maintenance release arrived in the form of a public release back in December after going through two developer releases. The links to the second Android Nougat maintenance release are live. Expect a public roll out of the stable release to follow in March or April. Here’s everything you need to know.
Google has endured plenty of experiences with TV, some good, some bad. Their latest attempt has been Android TV, a platform dedicated to streaming media. The software was announced a near 3 years ago at Google I/O and has received little attention since, sort of like Android Wear. However, at the recent CES 2017 trade show, two set-top boxes pre-loaded with Android TV landed. As of this past week, both are available to consumers.
The Google Assistant is going onto the next step, to be brought into our very everyday lives. The voice assistant which was announced initially back at Google I/O in May, is now making its way to another platform, Android TV. The announcement was first made by NVIDIA during their CES 2017 address, however Google later confirmed on its Keyword blog what it coming along with the details.
CES 2017 is well underway now in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada. Things have been quiet of late for Android TV. However, customers will soon have a new option aside Google’s Nexus Player, Xiaomi’s Mi Box, and NVIDIA’s SHIELD TV. Dish recently announced AirTV, a 4K Android TV box with Sling TV and Netflix pre-installed.