Google surprised Android enthusiasts around the world as they announce the Android N Developer Preview. Google has made it a point to give the developers an even earlier Android Nutella preview to?make things easier while?delivering it as an over-the-air update, according to TechCrunch.
Google senior vice president for Android, Chrome OS and Chromecast Hiroshi Lockheimer wrote on Medium that they wanted to release the preview at an earlier date, so they can act faster on feedbacks ?while still being able to hand off the final N release to device makers this summer.?
Reports have indicated that Google planned on sharing details about the new Android N during the I/O developer conference in May but it decided to change directions. ?We hope these changes will ensure that you are heard and reflected – that?s what makes Android stronger,? Lockheimer shared.
Android Beta Program
Aside from developers getting a taste of the next version of Android, users will also be able to see the preview in the Android Beta Program, which lets you experience the upcoming Android N without the complications. Learn how to download the Android Beta Program by checking out this link.
Here is a list of devices that will be able to download the Android Beta Program according to GSMArena:
- Nexus 6
- Nexus 5X
- Nexus 6P
- Nexus 9 (LTE)
- Pixel C
- Nexus Player
?Android has always been a platform designed for everyone, built on choice and made stronger by the voices of billions of people around the world,? Lockheimer wrote. He also added that making it easier to try developer previews will not also help them in giving more time to ?tweak and reiterate? but it will also help create a ?stronger platform? that will benefit everyone using Android.
According to TechCrunch, Google is planning on five preview releases with the final release in the third quarter of 2016.