Google ends Android Nougat Beta Program, confirms Android O Beta coming soon

Android O second Developer Preview build is 'listed' as beta might roll out to compatible devices in the middle of May this year.

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    • Google concludes Android Nougat Beta Program
    • Android O Beta coming soon
    • Android O second developer preview build expected to roll out in mid-May

After releasing the end-of-life schedule for the Nexus and Google Pixel and Pixel XL Android OS updates, Google has now announced that Android Nougat Beta Program for compatible devices has ended. The search giant on its Android Beta Programme page confirmed that the beta for Android Nougat has concluded. As Google’s Android O Developer Preview rolled out last month, only to select Google devices, the closure of the Nougat Beta Program signals that Google is now pushing strong for the release of Android O, initially through its Developer Preview program and then to a final build, possibly in time for Google I/O

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Google on the Android Beta Program page noted that users who are still running the Nougat beta version can download the full OTA image for their devices from the Google Developer website.

Thank you for your interest in the Android Beta Program! The beta for Android Nougat has concluded, and all devices that were opted in have been updated to the current public version. If you are still running a beta version of Nougat you may download the latest full OTA image for your device and sideload it. This will not wipe your device. We’ll update this site when the Android O Beta Program begins,” Google stated on the Android Beta Program page.

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When Google had released the Android O Developer Preview 1, they had also announced a timeline for subsequent updates. The second version of the Developer Preview for Android O is supposed to roll out sometime between May and June this year, and given this new development, it is likely we will get the second build of Android O Developer Preview right around Google I/O.

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While the initial build had been full of bugs, the second version of the Developer Preview is said to be a beta build, with incremental updates that would hopefully bring about more stability.