Developers can join the Android Beta Program today, public beta coming this summer

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The traditional way for developers (or really anyone) to get the pre-release versions of Android on devices is by installing factory images as they become available. With Google’s Android N, the Android N Developer Preview can be installed in two ways. The first is that usual factory image route because Google already posted them for the most recent Nexus devices. However, the new option is to enroll in the Android Beta Program for seamless over-the-air updates to move along to the latest beta versions of Android N.

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First factory images for Android N Developer Preview are up

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We’re just hours into Android N being public and Google has already published factory images for various devices. The first version of the Android N Developer Preview can be put on the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, and Pixel C. But, if you plan on installing factory images for them, please remember that this is still a preview and things are being worked on around the clock by Google.

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