Android Nougat Beta Program Closes
The Android Nougat Beta Program is officially shut down. Google decided that all users of the current Beta Program will get an update notification to the latest version of Android N. Finally, the program’s site website has been closed as well. The closure is a part of Google’s bigger update plan, as the Android O Developer Preview 2 is expected to be released soon.
According to Google, the second Developer Preview for Android O will be an incremental update and a beta should be available to download sometime in May. We can assume that it will be released during Google I/O, which starts on May 17, or shortly after. An initial version of Google O was released on March 21.
Google is planning to release four previews before rolling out a final revision of Android O. While we can’t still predict whether it will be named Oreo, Ontbijtkoek or else, we know that the final release is scheduled for Q3 of 2017. Releasing a few previews of the new software version is not a new venture for Google. The company has done the same thing with Marshmallow and Nougat in the past.
Currently, Android O is available for the following devices:
- Nexus 5X
- Nexus 6P
- Nexus Player
- Pixel C
- Google Pixel
- Pixel XL
If you haven’t tried the latest flavor of Android already, head over to the Android Developer page for details. Google will hopefully inform us about the Beta Program’s availability. Stay tuned!