Android O Beta Program is Live
While we still don’t have an official name for Android O, Google is still rolling out testing versions of the next major version of Android. Our first taste of Android O came in the form of a Developer Preview, but today Google has announced that the Android O Beta Program is live for users to sign up for.
If you are on one of the following eligible devices:
- Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player
- Pixel C, Pixel, Pixel XL
then you’ll be able to sign-up for the Beta Program right here. Do note that if you sign up for this program, you will enter a different update channel than the regular stable one, so you will no longer receive those OTAs. Furthermore, if you do decide to leave the Beta Program, your device will be forced to perform a factory reset.
For those of you who were previously running the Android Nougat Beta Program, then you’ll have to re-enroll into the Android O Beta Program. I’m sure many of you liked running the Beta Program, given that it offered the ability to try out new features before anyone else. Just note that there’s no guarantee that all of the features you enjoy in the Beta Program will make their way into the final stable release, so be sure not to get your hopes up too much.
Update: OTAs are Rolling Out
Google has posted some additional information about the new version of Android O. This version is marked as the Android O Developer Preview 2. Furthermore, we are seeing reports around the web that the OTA is already rolling out. Check it out and let us know if you find anything new! We’ll be diving in to see what has changed as soon as we get our hands on it as well.
Update 2: Flashable Images are Available
Google has updated their Android O downloads page to include flashable images of the latest Android O Developer Preview 2.