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Just like a year ago with Android N, the Android O developer preview has been released early. This will bump the OS up to beta status and will probably get released to both developers and those in the Android Beta program.

Google has officially shared the first developer preview of Android O (Oreo, Orange, Oatmeal Cookie or Oregano- we won't know until the end).

Android O will come with a range of new features which will include things like improved battery life and more.

Google has released the Android O Developer Preview 1 images for the public and developers to test out. We'll have to wait until Google I/O to see the bigger user-facing updates. Users will be able to fix what type of notifications they want from each software application from within the OS's main notification settings pane.

These automatic limits will focus on implicit broadcasts, background services and location updates.

If you're a developer that's interested in giving Android O a try right now, you can find the images available for download right now. The new Google Search capsule widget is also present along with the new icons and redesigned folder icon.

Starting with "new notifications", it's not clear what this feature actually means and how it could be implemented in Android O.

Apart from these new features, Google's Android O will also bring new Autofill APIs to the platform which will allow users to select an autofill app much like they choose a keyboard app.

Java 8 Language APIs and runtime optimizations: Android now supports several new Java Language APIs, including the new java.time API. Moreover, the new beta update also bring a lot of new features for the Nexus 6P and Pixel C devices.

The full developer preview for Android O can be found here. Wide-gamut displays will be supported, as will the higher-quality Bluetooth LDAC audio codec. But unless you have a very recent Nexus or Pixel device and are courageous enough to flash the images yourself, you'll have to wait for the final release or, at the very least, an OTA update from the Beta program.

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