Android N: Developer’s Preview

Android N is out for developer’s preview. Everyone thinks “N” stands for “Nutella” which Google not yet confirmed.

There are lots of features added to Android N but the main highlight is multi-window features which you can view two apps running in screen and re-sizable.

List of features:

  • Quick Settings Tile API
  • Notification enhancements
  • Data Saver
  • Android TV recording
  • ICU4J APIs
  • Support for more languages
  • Accessibility enhancement
  • Number blocking
  • Call screening
  • Direct boot
  • Key Attestation
  • Network Security Config
  • APK signature scheme v2
  • Scoped directory access
  • Default Trusted Certificate Authority
  • Doze on the go
  • Android for Work update
    • Always-on VPN
    • Work profile security challenge
    • OR Code Provisioning
    • Toggle Work Mode
    • Disable access to apps
    • Remote Reboot
    • Enterprise Process Logging
    • Remote Bug Reports
    • Device health monitoring
    • Certificate management

How to get Android N Preview right now and install it on your device?

Method 1: Android N OTA update
The company has launched its Android Beta Program to deliver the updates over the air. Starting today, you can update your devices — Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Nexus 9, and Pixel C — via OTA updates.

For getting OTA Android N updates and enrolling your Android device, visit theAndroid Beta Program website.

Note that if you enroll in the program and later choose to opt-out of receiving the updates, all the user data will be removed.
Method 2: Android N Image Download
If you wish to download the Android N Developer Images and install it manually, you can get them via following links and control the updates yourself.

With this method to get Android N Preview, all data from your device will be removed. So, you are advised to make a backup of your user data. Note that using this method, your phone won’t receive additional OTA updates and you’ll have to install future previews manually.

Android N Preview images download link:

How to install Android N Preview images?

You can follow the detailed instructions here on developers.google.com/android and install Android N on your device. The same page also tells the instructions about how to uninstall Android N Preview from your device.ot

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