Android O doesn’t have an official dessert name or number yet, but users of certain Google-branded devices can already download the first Beta build of the latest Android version.
It was at Google I/O today where the company revealed the availability of the update. As usual, only the most recent Pixel and Nexus gadgets will have access to it. Here they are:
- Nexus 5X
- Nexus 6P
- Nexus Player
- Pixel C
- Pixel XL
No surprises at all.
If you have one of these devices, all you have to do is go to Google’s Android Beta Program page and sign up. Being part of the Android N Beta Program doesn’t automatically enter you into the newer program, so be sure to join again.
Once in, you can expect over-the-air (OTA) updates to begin rolling out to your compatible gadget whenever something new turns up.
Like with any beta download, don’t expect something stable. You may experience bugs and experience-ruining crashes at any time, so proceed with caution.
If you aren’t enjoying the program, be warned that quitting and going back to a stable version of Android Nougat means wiping your entire device’s data and starting over.