Want Android 7.0 Nougat right now? Enroll in the Android Beta Program

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Almost simultaneously, Google announced and Android 7.0 Nougat’s release for its Nexus devices. The catch is that, like almost all software updates, this is following a phased implementation. Not everyone will get Nougat on their phones and tablets immediately if you follow Google’s plan, but there is a way to force the software update upon your device.

Hit the break for details.

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Members of the Android Beta Program, which has been around since March, are able to move their devices from the Android N Developer Preview to the stable version of Android 7.0 Nougat.

Going from the Developer Preview to the public release is an estimated 50MB, but new enrollments will have to go through 1.1GB before tasting Nougat.

For instructions on enrolling in the Android Beta Program, visit this post that we did earlier in the year. It clearly lays out what the Android Beta Program is and why you might want to be part of it. Before you do, just make sure you’re using an eligible device as the Android Beta Program is exclusive to owners of the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Pixel C.


About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.


  • Joshua Thompson-King

    I did this and had to make another google account because i have the stupid bug that tells me i have no compatible devices despite having a nexus 6….anyway, did it and i it downloaded DP5 instead *sigh* I keep checking for updates but none despite being enrolled *eyeroll*

    • Justin_Herrick

      Ugh man. haha

      I’m still waiting for it to go live on my Nexus 9 that’s enrolled in the ABP.