Developers who own a recently released Nexus brand device now have a much easier method of getting the next iteration of Android downloaded making readily available for testing their future games with. The Android Beta Program has now finally opened its doors to developers, allowing them to have an good way to grab the Android N Developer Preview.
Before the opening of the Android Beta Program developers, and other people wanting to grab the present beta form of the most recent Android OS, would have to manually download and flash the OS onto their Android devices. Now, so long as you possess a relatively new Nexus branded device, you can easily upload the current beta over-the-air. This clearly makes it much easier and fewer time intensive so developers can concentrate on things like… oh… developing games?
The currently list of devices that may subscribe to the Android Beta Program are:
– Nexus 5X
– Nexus 6
– Nexus 6P
– Nexus 9
– Nexus Player
– Pixel C
Enrolling in the program is simple as well, go to http://google.com/android/beta on your Android device (which has to become among the approved devices within the list), and select the device you need to have receiving the Android N updates. Once that’s done, you will get your first download virtually immediately. After that Google is going to be pushing out updated roughly every 4-6 weeks. If you wish to unenroll a tool afterwards, just go towards the same page and choose Unenroll.
Right this is only available for developers but Bing is planning to make this available to everyone later this season, sometime in Q3 2016. Remember, this is a developer preview, so there will be bugs. On the side note, developers can snag a Pixel C for 25% off ($449 sale price) for any short time from the Google Store to help celebrate the launch of the Android Beta Program.
Official Website: Android Beta Program