Google released Android O Developer Preview in March, however, this was only made available to Android developers. Now, in a statement made by the search engine giant, the current beta program has just been concluded.
According to Google, those who have been part of the Android Nougat beta program have already been updated to the current stable version of Android 7.1.2 Nougat. If you are still using the beta version, the company recommends that you download the latest OTA image and sideload it to your device.
This is an official statement from Google and the company concludes by saying that it will inform the public when the new Android O Beta Program begins, which should be soon. We know that the Google I/O 2017 event is happening in about two weeks’ time, starting May 17. During this event, we expect to see the second developer preview of Android O going live and possibly, this will be followed by the public beta program.
As noted earlier, the current Android O Beta Program is only meant for developers. As for non-developers, you’ll now be able to join the party when Google opens this beta program. The OS will not be available to all Google Nexus phones, but all Pixels are part of the plan.
Only those using Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X can enjoy the new Android O beta version alongside Pixel and Pixel XL. This time, there’s no room for the 2014 Google Nexus 6 – or even the same year’s Nexus 9 tablet. If you own a Google Pixel C tablet, you’ll also be able to enjoy the new OS on your device.
Google will be releasing the 2017 Pixel phones later in the year and they should be the first to come powered by Android O out of the box, unless LG – or someone else – pulls another stunt like it happened with last year’s LG V20.
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