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Android N open beta program launches today – Full release this summer!

Google didn’t have a final name for Android N today, but it had other good news. The first Android N open beta program starts today, which means you don’t need to be a developer just to give it a whirl. Think of it like Apple’s open public beta program for iOS – you can try out new features without worrying about too much legwork.

“The Android Beta Program gives you an opportunity to try out pre-release versions of Android and provide feedback,” Google said on its site. “Devices that you opt into the program will receive an over-the-air (OTA) update to the latest beta version of Android N. The updates that you’ll receive as a part of this program are pre-release versions, and may contain errors and defects that can affect normal functioning of your device”

Google warns, however, that opting out of the program while on a beta version of Android will wipe your device, so keep that in mind. It’s supported by the Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G.

Google also said the Android N full release will come this summer, so you don’t have long to wait.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...