Android O is the next big iteration for Android and its coming as a full release later this summer. However, you can test it out right now by downloading it from the links given below for your compatible device. Android O is Google’s latest undertaking to improve Android and related services. Some new features have already been detailed at Google I/O 2017 while others will come around shortly. As Android O progresses to a stable release, you can watch the progress by installing the Developer Preview 2 image on your device. The Developer Preview 2 (build OPP2.170420.017) is now available on the Android Beta Program and you can enroll your Nexus / Pixel device to get this latest Android O Preview 2 release. Once you sign up for the Android Beta Program, an OTA will be downloaded to your phone.
Not just that, Android O Developer Preview 2 images will also be coming out in a bit for flashing them manually on the devices. This way, you will have the front row seat on experiencing all the new features and additions. Once installed, you will receive further images as OTA updates. Android O is expected to be Android 8.0 and will be named after a sweet like always. Our vote goes to Andorid 8.0 Orea (please, Google!).
If you haven’t yet, you can try out the new features of Android O right on your computer with Android Studio. You can download the Android emulator that comes with Android Studio, and run Android O Developer Preview on your computer to play with the new tools and features. How? We have a complete guide here: How to Set Up Android O Preview Emulator on Android Studio 2.4.
Download Android O Preview 2 Images
The following links can be followed to download the Android Developer Preview 2 for the respective device. Devices not included, are not supported by Android O officially as of yet.
- Nexus 5X: bullhead-opp2.170420.017-factory-d856c851.zip
- Nexus 6P: angler-opp2.170420.017-factory-dd10cede.zip
- Nexus Player: fugu-opp2.170420.017-factory-156ebb9a.zip
- Pixel C: ryu-opp2.170420.017-factory-480841cb.zip
- Pixel: sailfish-opp2.170420.017-factory-58351371.zip
- Pixel XL: marlin-opp2.170420.017-factory-fe1ac640.zip
Some of the devices recently dropped from the update cycle include the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. Both of these devices have reached the end of their 2 year promised update cycle.
[Update] Links have been added!