Second Android N Developer Preview is now available for the Nexus Player

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The Nexus Player is getting the Developer Previews a bit after the rest. Just yesterday, the second version of the Android N Developer Preview became available for the Nexus Player.

The second Android N Developer Preview is now available for the big screen. The Nexus Player “fugu” build NPC91O fixes a ton of bugs and adds a few touches to the interface. Support and release notes can be seen at this link.

The announcement was made by Ian Lake, a developer at Google who posted on his Google+ page. According to Lake, the update still contains some major issues you should be aware of. Here’s the list, which is specific to just the Nexus Player:

  • Playback of Netflix HD content may fail on Nexus Player.
  • Any application that relies on dynamic video resolution changes may fail on Nexus Player.
  • Any application that use the VP9 video codec may fail on Nexus Player.
  • Vulkan: SPIR-V shaders may trigger driver asserts.
  • Vulkan: Some pipeline configurations may cause vkCreateGraphicsPipeline() to crash.

The download link is now listed on the Android Developers site, so go and get it there if you must. Here’s a story containing some of the new features on the preview. Instructions on the installation process can be seen at the Android Developers site linked above.

Source: Ian Lake (Google+)


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Doug was raised in New York and currently attends Muhlenberg College where he is majoring in Accounting. He has been a die-hard Google and Android enthusiast ever since he purchased the Samsung Galaxy Vibrant. Doug strongly prefers Android over competitors for its customization, flat Material Design and exceptional integration with Google Services. Currently, Doug switches between the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Nexus 5X, and travels with a Nexus 9. In addition, Doug wears an Android Wear smartwatch and has other gadgets such as a Nexus Player and Cardboard viewer. Aside from writing with Talk Android, Doug enjoys testing new applications, designing concepts and studying Android application development all while attempting to keep up with the rapid world of technology. He’s hopeful that his high productivity will make lives easier and more meaningful. Doug’s dream is to attend Google I/O.