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First update for Android N Developer Preview is rolling out now

First update for Android N Developer Preview is rolling out now
The first update for the Android N Developer Preview is now available either through the flashing of a factory image, or the downloading and installation of an OTA file. The factory images are available for the Nexus 5X (build NPC56W), Nexus 6P (build NPC56W), Nexus 9 (build NPC56X) and Nexus 9 LTE (build NPC56X). The factory images are not available yet for the Nexus 6.

If you have never flashed a factory image before, you might want to wait for the OTA update to hit your device instead. As for the content of the update, it most likely contains bug fixes and performance enhancements after the initial dissemination of the Android N Developer Preview earlier this month. Google surprised everyone by making the Developer Preview available to recent Nexus handsets months before the expected release at Google I/O in May. The final version of the OS will be launched later this year, most likely during the third quarter.

If you need instructions on how to flash the new factory images to your Nexus phone, you can find them along with the appropriate links by clicking on the sourcelink. To receive automatic OTA updates of the Android N Developer Preview instead, you must enroll to the Android Beta Program. To do that, you also need to click on the sourcelink.


source: AndroidDevelopers via DroidLife

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posted on 17 Mar 2016, 22:09 2

1. Scott93274 (Posts: 5030; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


I loved Android N, it had lots of great enhancements, but it was just far too buggy for my primary device so I rolled back to Marshmallow. Can't wait until it's out of beta.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 22:14

2. zeeBomb (Posts: 2139; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Android N: The BEST version since 4.4.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 22:59

3. Unordinary (Posts: 1954; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Its looking good!!!!!!

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 23:52

4. JustChill (Posts: 8; Member since: 28 Aug 2015)


And Galaxy S5 SM-G900I is still stuck at Lollipop 5.0 :(

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 00:21

5. vincelongman (Posts: 4576; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Is this Preview 2 or an updated Preview 1

Anyways, I like that Google is releasing more Previews
That's one of the things I like about Apple's Betas

I wish Google would do this for some of the monthly updates too, since sometimes they include other changes, not just security fixes

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 02:16

6. vincelongman (Posts: 4576; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Its been officially confirmed that its updated Preview 1
Should fix some of the performance issues

https://plus.google.com/+IanLake/posts/W3E3gtqUQ34

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 07:03

7. Scott93274 (Posts: 5030; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


That's cool, the two main issues I had were in app message windows being misshaped making it impossible to read messages or click buttons or validation fields, and also my camera app was unreliable some times not fully opening or having all the controls overlap the button you needed to press to take photos. It was very frustrating indeed. I imagine that these issues will be resolved soon though if they haven't already.

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