Want to sign -up for Android Beta Program to install Android N Developer Preview? Google has announced Android Beta Program with the release of Android N developer’s preview. The Android Beta Program will allow developer’s to download Android N preview releases OTA instead of manually flashing images separately on devices.
Android Beta Program for the Android N Preview is only for Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player and Pixel C devices.
Sign Up For Android Beta Program To Install Android N Developer Preview
Before you go ahead to signing up for the Android Beta Program to install Android N developer Preview you should remember that if you want to go back to Android Marshmallow you will have to completely wipe your device which means you will lose all your data associated with the device.
Go to the Android Beta program website. You will have to sign in with the Google account which is associated with your Nexus device.
You will find a list of eligible devices. Now, click on Enroll Device next to the device on which you want to install Android N.
Click on Accept the terms and conditions and then click Join Beta.
Go to Settings > About phone > System updates to check for updates.
To Install Or Not To Install Android N Preview – Known Issues Of Android N Preview
Android N Preview is in early development stage hence there may be bugs and issues. If you want to install Android N Preview build no. NPC56P and NPC56R on your Nexus devices listed below are some issues:
Voicemail playback does not work.
Settings controls and toggles may be slow or appear to be unresponsive.
In the Gmail app, direct archiving of emails included in a notification bundle does not work properly.
Bluetooth pairing between keyboards and Android devices may be unstable.
Video playback may lag and show interruptions.
NFC doesn’t function until first unlock.
Under some circumstances, the default ringtone may not sound for phone calls and messages.
Apps may experience crashes and unexpected UI behavior when put into split-screen mode. These are app issues that must be fixed by the app developer.
When an app targets a version of the Android platform earlier than N, the App may not work with split-screen toast may appear multiple times.
Apps may flicker while resizing.
Video playback, app compatibility and stability issues are expected on Nexus Player in this release of the Preview.
Multi-window resizing may cause crashing in Pixel C.
Will you install Android N preview on your Nexus device?