Android N Developer Preview #3 factory images go live for a bunch of Nexus devices

Android N Developer Preview #3 factory images go live for a bunch of Nexus devices
Wasting no time whatsoever, Google has published Android N Developer Preview factory images on the Android Developers page. Owners of the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player (hello?) and Pixel C are able to download and flash the Android N "beta" right now, although we imagine Google's servers will be in for a bit of a meltdown due to the overwhelming interest.

The key new additions to Android that enthusiasts will be able to tinker with are 'VR Mode', 'Sustained Performance', and 'Keyboard Shortcuts', among other development-centric things, smaller changes across the board, and lots of optimizations and bug fixes (with plenty of new bugs added on top to compensate). In particular, Sustained Performance sounds like heaven for gaming and other intense applications that task the hardware with prolonged sessions at near-peak performance.

The feature allows device makers to provide hints about their products' performance capabilities for long-running applications, and have app developers tune their code accordingly "for a predictable, consistent level of device performance over long periods of time." This potentially means your phone or tablet will be less prone to heating up and dropping frames twenty minutes into your gaming sessions, for example.
Links to Android N Developer Preview #3 are available in the source link below. Anyone around here flashing their Nexus as we speak?

source: Google

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6 Comments

1. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Cool, I switched back to Marshmallow after downloading the first N preview, maybe I might give it another shot. There's just so many new features to play with.

2. TerryTerius unregistered

That thumbnail.... ಠ_ಠ

3. TmoRep

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 20, 2016

That irritated me as well...

5. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I'm literally S-T-R-E-S-S-E-D

4. TheTalkingMan

Posts: 4; Member since: May 18, 2016

nutella proof !!!

6. nitva91

Posts: 5; Member since: May 02, 2014

So no Android N for Nexus 5?

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