How to install Android N Preview on your smartphone
Although its official release is still a bit far from happening, it is already possible to install Android N on certain smartphones. Of course, this is not the final version, as it works more as a preview for both developers and consumers who want to test the system ahead of time. If you want to know if your device is compatible or how to install it, just check out our tips below!
How to install Android N
First, it is important to note that only some devices can currently receive Android N. These are the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C and Android One. As you can see, these are just Google's own devices, but it is possible that other models of smartphones and tablets will be added to the list in the future.
If you have one of these devices, you can sign up for the Android Beta program, which is just for testing system updates ahead of time. It's a good opportunity for developers to get used to new versions and a way for consumers to test and find possible bugs and issues, something that helps Google improve the update before the official release.
To be part of this program, you must enter the official website (just click this link) and Google will immediately identify if your device is compatible with Android N. To proceed, simply click the "Enroll Device" button.
Then you will only have to accept the program terms and conditions, as with any standard signup. At the end, a screen will appear saying that you are part of the Android Beta program.
If you're connected to the internet on your smartphone, you'll get an update notification available, just like every time Android gets a new version. In this case, it will be Android N ready to be downloaded and installed, just click "Download" to start the process.
This update is just over 1 GB, so depending on your connection, this part might take a little while. When done, you will receive a warning and will have to click "Restart and Install" to complete everything.
From there, the system will take care of the rest and you can start enjoying Android N in no time.
Just keep in mind that being a development release, it can get a lot of annoying bugs and can be annoying at times.
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