Google rolled out Android Oreo for beta users

Google rolled out Android Oreo for beta users as part of a developers preview to test out on their phones.

Set to officially release in December 2017, Android’s Beta Program is only compatible with Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel C, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL for now.

The biggest development that this new version of Android is expected to bring about is where the apps can only make a sound alert once per second and a notification dot showing a preview of what the notification is about.

“Notification Dot is a new way for developers to indicate that there’s an activity in the app,” said Dave Burke, vice president of Android Engineering.

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