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.