Google released the first developer preview of, giving developers and early-adopters a chance to check out the search giant’s latest mobile operating system. isn’t for everyone, it’s full of bugs and issues, but we’ve installed it on a test device and have been looking for any notable changes.
The first preview doesn’t have a lot of user-facing features — it’s mainly under-the-hood improvements — but there are a few notable items worth pointing out. For example, there’s a new double-tap gesture that you trigger by tapping the back of the phone to perform a task, like take a screenshot. Google always adds more features to the release as we get closer to the public beta in May and the final release later this year, so expect more improvements and new goodies to come.