Android Releases Developer Preview 4

by Tech Mainstream Staff


July 24, 2017



The official Android O release is slated to be rolled out later this summer. Before this can occur though, the Android team is releasing the Developer Preview 4 to Android developers for testing their apps. Android developers with already enrolled devices will receive a Developer Preview 4 update in a few days. Otherwise developers can enroll their devices at the Android Beta site and will receive the update. The eligible devices are Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, and the Android Emulator.

The Developer Preview 4 update "includes the final system behaviors, the latest bug fixes and optimizations, and the final APIs (API level 26) ." The release also includes device system images, Android 26.0.0 Support Library, and incremental updates for the SDK, tools, and Android Emulator system images. An advanced version of the Android Testing Support Library includes the Android Test Orchestrator and Multiprocess Espresso. The new "Android O features can help you drive engagement with users, offer new interactions, give them more control and security, and improve performance." For example, the introduction of "adaptive icons, downloadable fonts, and autosizing TextView can simplify your development and minimize your APK size."

Android Studio 3.0 is recommended for developers to fully realize the powerful features available in Android O with "improved app performance profiling tools, support for the Kotlin programming language, and Gradle build optimizations" as part of the package. Android also recommends updating to "Android Support Library 26.0.0, available now from Google's Maven repository, and to the latest SDK, tools, and emulator system images."

For more information, visit the Android Developer Preview 4 .

 TECH IN A SECOND     

Read All News...


Upcoming Tech Events

October 29-30, 2019- Training Seminar: SQL Server Live!

November 4-6, 2019- NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference

November 4-8, 2019- Microsoft Ignite

November 4-10, 2019- Cloud & DevOps Security Summit

November 5, 2019- Software Defined Operations

November 5-6, 2019- NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference

November 6, 2019- ChannelPro SMB Forum 2019

November 13-14, 2019- SMX® East

November 17-22, 2019- Visual Studio Live! Orlando

November 19-22, 2019- Open Data Science Conference

December 2-3, 2019- Future Compute

December 10-11, 2019- Global Growth Marketing Conference 2019

February 4-6, 2020- Social Media Strategies Summit 2020

February 19-21, 2020- SMX West 2020

February 24-26, 2020- DNN Summit 2020

March 15-18, 2020- Strata Data Conference

March 24-25, 2020- AI World Congress 2020

April 15-17, 2020- MarTech

June 8-10, 2020- SMX Advanced 2020

 


Tech Definitions in the News

Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for anyone making interactive projects. Arduino boards are able to read inputs - light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message - and turn it into an output - activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online

Source: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Introduction/

Augmented Reality is an enhanced version of reality where live direct or indirect views of physical real-world environments are augmented with superimposed computer-generated images over a user’s view of the real-world, thus enhancing one’s current perception of reality.

Source: https://www.realitytechnologies.com/ augmented-reality/

Chatbot is a piece of software that interacts with users in a conversational way.

Source: https://snatchbot.me/insight/250/ intelligent-chatbots


Deep Learning is a new area of Machine Learning research, which has been introduced with the objective of moving Machine Learning closer to one of its original goals: Artificial Intelligence.

Source: http://deeplearning.net/


DevOps is a set of software development practices that combines software development (Dev) and information technology operations (Ops) to shorten the systems development life cycle while delivering features, fixes, and updates frequently in close alignment with business objectives. Different disciplines collaborate, making quality everyone's job.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DevOps


Docker is a tool designed to make it easier to create, deploy, and run applications by using containers. Containers allow a developer to package up an application with all of the parts it needs, such as libraries and other dependencies, and ship it all out as one package.

Source: https://opensource.com/resources/what-docker


FogHorn is an intelligent Internet of Things ( IoT) edge solution that delivers data processing and real-time inference where data is created.

Source: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/architecture/foghorn-edge-to-edge-communication-and-deep-learning/


Hybrid Cloud is a computing environment that combines a public cloud and a private cloud by allowing data and applications to be shared between them.

Source: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/what-is-hybrid-cloud-computing/


Kubernetes (k8s) is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.

Source: https://kubernetes.io/blog/



WWW2 and WWW3 (k8s) are hostnames or subdomains, typically used to identify a series of closely related websites within a domain, such as www.example.com, www2.example.com, and www3.example.com; the series may be continued with additional numbers: WWW4, WWW5, WWW6 etc. 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WWW2


Did You Know?

Duck Duck Go Search Engine has six different themes to choose from for its search interface.


Tech Gallery

LG SIGNATURE OLED TV R9 - 4K HDR Smart TV
Image Credit: LG