The doubt remains but it seems that Android “O” is for Octopus. So no Oreo, at least according to Google’s latest suggestions. The company has published an image with the beta number four of the next OS in which you see just an Octopus Octopus . The latest preview version precedes the final release expected after the summer, which will come first on Nexus and Pixel and then, much further, on top of the range of major brands. Beyond the name, which would still represent a break with the past “confectionery” of the names attributed by Big G to various generations of Android, it is interesting to break the novelties that mark the changelog of the nth Developer Preview, uploaded as Factory Image on the site Official for developers.
First of all, the management of picture-in-picture mode has been improved, allowing you to continue playing a video while doing it. Although many manufacturers have integrated continuous display in their phones, with Android 8 this becomes standard for all updated models. Also note the support for multi-display, to launch apps natively on an external display and the notification management app pool, to directly monitor the behavior of alerts for a category of applications. We already know the ability to create adaptive icons for the next Android, here the interface optimizes the behavior of the animations depending on the screens in which they are used. Implemented Wi-Fi Aware (to communicate with other devices without access points) and the LDAC Bluetooth audio codec.
Developer Preview Number 4 can be installed on Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5C, Nexus 6P and Nexus Player, although the installation is recommended to experienced users and not to smartphones intended for everyday use.