Google has announced the first Public Beta of Android O at its I/O 2017 developer’s conference. It’s the latest major update to the mobile OS that packs with great battery life, improved notifications, enhanced performance, and a lot more. You can try out the upcoming operating system and explore the new features ahead of its final launch later this summer. In this article, we’ll tell you how to get Android O early on your smartphone right now. Read on.
Which Devices Support the Android O?
The latest update helps to fix battery life issues and makes the OS more efficient to use. The only catch is that this Public Beta update is limited to a selected set of devices. It is currently available only for Google devices, including Pixel, Pixel C, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Nexus Player smartphones.
Here’s How to Get Android O
Google offers the Android Beta Program to get Android O on your devices as early as possible. With the help of this program, you can easily download and install Android O Public Beta right on your phone.
The below walkthrough will show you how to install Android O on your device.
- First of all, open the web browser on your compatible devices
- Head over to Android Beta Program page, i.e. https://g.com/andoridbeta link
- Next, sign into your Google account
- Once you’ve signed in, scroll down and find your eligible devices
- Select the device you want to enroll in the Beta program and tap Enroll Device button
- Now it’s the time to check the box next to the Terms & Conditions
- Tap on the Join Beta button
- You’ll get a message, confirming that you’ve registered your device in the Android Beta program
Make sure that the information on your phone is backed up before you tap on Download button in the System Update Available notification. Once you’ve tapped on Download, simply follow the on-screen instructions to get Android O on your phone. Please note that this is a Beta version so it may not have smooth edges and you may experience some hiccups.
In case you decide to roll your device back from Android O at any time, you’ll need to wipe the device and delete its data.