Octopus: Android O Developer Preview 4 Brings New Easter Egg

Octopus: Android O Developer Preview 4 Brings New Easter Egg

Octopus: Android O Developer Preview 4 Brings New Easter Egg

The preview builds also give these developers time to test their app with the new code in order to ensure they're ready when the operating system starts rolling out for the public. It is the final preview build before the stable release later this year. Google says that devices enrolled in the beta will automatically update to the official version of Android O when it launches, so you don't have to worry about manually updating later this summer. For instance, it recently hid an easter egg: repeatedly tap on the Android version in system settings, and you'll see this Octopus.

After starting its developer-focused beta in May, Google have now moved the testing period for Android O into its final phase ahead of launch.

Here's the download links to the OTA files to sideload Developer Preview 4.

Developer Preview 4 includes "the final system behaviours, the latest bug fixes and optimizations, and the final APIs", according to Google.

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If you want to see for yourself what a near-final version of Android O looks like, you can still sign up to receive the Developer Preview with the Android Beta Program.

The Developer Preview build is meant for app developers to get their apps up to speed to support the next Android OS.

Furthermore, to increase engagement within apps and optimise them for battery usage, developers should make use of new Android O features like notification channels and dots, shortcut pinning, picture-in-picture, autofill, adaptive icons, downloadable fonts, autosizing TextView, and optimising your app for background execution limits as well.

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