Android O Developer Preview 4 has officially started rolling out earlier today. This is the fourth and final developer preview for Android O, and the arrival of this update means that the final version of Android O is all set to come out soon. In about a month, the final version of Android O would be out. The third preview had released back in June, and the final version is expected in mid-August.
The Android O Developer Preview 4 has been coming out for the registered users of the Google Beta program. The update has started rolling out as an OTA update, and can also be downloaded and installed manually by flashing it on to your phone. This update is rolling out for the registered users of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, Pixel C, as well as the Nexus Player.
Google states that this is the closest to the final build of the Android O OS. The only major difference that the final version of the OS will have when compared to the fourth developer preview is that it will include some more APIs and the latest Android Security Patch. The fourth developer preview is usually the one where Google ensures that all the bugs and errors reported in the previous versions have been fixed. There are no major features which are introduced with this one and this gives a near-final feel to the users.
The countdown has now begun for the release of the Android 8.0 OS. Before the OS begins rolling out, the name will be officially announced. As of now it is said to be either Android Oreo, Oreo Cookie or Oatmeal Cookie. The Android 8.0 OS update is expected to begin mid-August, and it will begin rolling out for the users of the Pixel and Pixel XL phones before it rolls out to any other device.