The Android O Beta final version will be out this fall, supported by the following devices: Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Nexus Player.
Google I/O is at the top of it’s game with announcing the preview of the second Android O device. It is one of the most important tech events of the year. This version called “beta” will automatically go out to everybody enlisted in the Android Beta Program.
The first preview of Android O was launched in March, along with a new settings page, the ability to snooze notifications or reminders to check out later, to execute low priority programs while higher priority programs are not using the processing system and so on. If you didn’t already heard about the “Project Treble”, it’s a modular base for Android where Google separated the OS from the hardware. Android Go was also mentioned by the company, declaring that it’s a new configuration for Android O devices with 1GB or less of RAM.
The initial Android O preview will have a Q3 2017 release, followed by two more preview releases. Basically, we’ll be installing Android O Beta while uncovering more features along the way.
Download the Android O Beta
If you own one of the eligible devices listed above, you can easily visit the Android Beta portal while choosing beta, which will allow Google to send an update to your device.
- Go to Android Beta program portal on your Pixel or Nexus phone or tablet.
- Sign into the Google account.
- Scroll down to Your eligible devices.
- Find the device you want to register in the Beta program and tap Enroll device.
- Follow the steps to accept the download.
If you decide you want to leave the Beta program, you can press the button on the Android Beta program page to unroll. This way, your phone will receive an update which allows you to return to the original version of Android 7.1.2 Nougat, but you better back up your stuff because your phone will be wiped clear due to the reboot.