Google launches Android O Developer Preview 3 with final APIs

Nichole Vega
June 9, 2017

A bit earlier than Nexuses / Nougat past year. Project Treble code was included in the first Developer Preview of Android O for Google Pixel phones, as it were.

Firmware update for Google Pixel "fly" is literally in August of this year - then the world and learns the meaning of the letter "O" in the name of the OSes. As Google states on its support page, Pixel/Nexus "phones get telephone or online support for at least as long as they get security updates".

As with all Android updates, we're expecting this one to come to the company's first-party Pixel and Nexus devices first, followed by devices from other manufacturers. While this news doesn't really have any effect on Android O itself, it does answer one of our lingering questions about the next major version of Android.

Android O brings a revamp of the notification panel with snoozable notifications and a whole new settings app. So, it looks like the Pixel phones may receive the update in the month of August, where the date is subjected to change anytime. But, the leaked information does not confirm whether the older Nexus devices and Google Pixel C would get the upgrade at the same time. You can see the Tweet featuring this news from here.

Android O appears to be right on schedule for its late summer release, as it has just released its third of four developer previews. Other issues are mentioned over at the release page, so we recommend interested flashers to give it a read before installing the update.

To take a crack at an Android O preview 3 download click the Android Beta Program link now.

With the ever increasing issue of security threat, Android-O brings you the Google Play Protect.

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