Google has started rolling out Android N to its Nexus devices and the pixel C-Tablet. Anyone who has not yet received the new Android system as an OTA update, can initiate the installation via the Android beta program. We will show you in this guide how to register with the beta program.
Are you owner of a Nexus 5X, 6, 6P, 9, 9G, Nexus player, Pixels C tablets or a Sony Xperia Z3, then you can use the new Android N immediate the final version before everyone else.
With the aforementioned Nexus devices and the pixel C-Tablet you can Android N - if not already automatically receive - install over an over-the-air update. A complicated installation using Factory Image is no longer necessary.
Before you install the new version of the Android operating system on your smartphone, it is useful to make a backup of your data.
Step 1 - Registration with the Android Beta Program
- Visit the website of the beta program and sign up there with Google credentials.
- Then scroll down to "Your legitimate devices".
- Enable to participate in the Android Beta Program By clicking on the button next to your device.
Step 2 - OTA Update
Within 24 hours, the update should available for download on your device.
In case if you did not get the notification about the available update, you can also manually start the update. Go to the device setting, scroll all the way down and open "About phone".
In the "System Updates" menu you can update by clicking on "Download."