Google Assigns New Version Number To Android O Update

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California: In what comes as expected news, Google has assigned the version number of 8.0 to the upcoming Android O update.

The new version number is confirmed in the latest Android Developer Preview. Apart from that, the latest build also brings a slew of visual enhancements to the Android platform.

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The latest build has been rolled out for eligible Pixel and Nexus devices under the Android O Beta Program. The build is available to download on Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C, Pixel and Pixel XL as an over-the-air (OTA) update.

The latest developer build also bring colour coded rich media notifications, which in simple English means that the music control widget of Google Play Music or Gaana in the notification centre can be themed according to the album art or the video thumbnail. The thumbnail also fades into the notification bar to give an amazing visual treat.

Android O will feature some novel features such as ntification dots on app icons, picture-in-picture mode, smart text selection and more. You can check all of them in depth here.