In a surprising move, Google has released the developer preview of Android N, the upcoming version of Android. We had already covered the leaked screenshots indicating the new features coming to Android N. The company is providing the latest preview build for Nexus devices and this includes Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Nexus 9, and Pixel C devices.
So in case you have any of these devices, you can try installing the latest preview version of Android N. If you are looking forward to installing Android N, here is how to do it.
[box type=”warning” ]Note: This initial preview release is for developers only and not intended for daily use or consumer use. This might contain bugs, so you shouldn’t try this if the device is your daily driver.[/box]
The process of installing Android N is simplified by Google. The company is rolling out a new Android Beta Program wherein you can register with any of your Nexus devices.
1. To enroll in the program visit the Android Beta Program site. You’ll see all of the devices registered to your account that is eligible to enroll in Android Beta.
2. Now choose the device you want to install Android N.
3. Once you have enrolled in the beta program, your device will get an OTA update. This update will install Android N on your phone or tablet. In most cases, you will not need to do a full reset of your data to move to Android N, but it’s recommended that you back up any data you don’t want to lose before enrolling the device.
In case you do not want to proceed with this method, you can also download the system image. To manually flash the system image to your device and control the updates yourself, you can download the appropriate system image for your device from the table below.
For this, you will need to unlock the bootloader of your Nexus phone.
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