Fourth Developer preview of Android N released by Google

Fourth Developer preview of Android N released by Google
The final version of the Android SDK has started to roll out today to developers, along with the fourth Developer preview of Android N. And Google's announcement also notes that all APIs are now final. Devices that are signed up for the Android Beta Program will shortly receive the update. Android N will be released by Google some time this summer.

The fourth Developer preview is available for the Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, and Pixel C devices. Other compatible models include the  General Mobile 4G Android One device, and the Sony Xperia Z3.

Since the APIs are final, developers can now publish updates that use API 24 to the Google Play Store. Google suggests that developers test how well their apps run on Android N by using Google Play’s beta testing feature to get feedback from a small number of users, including those running the Developer preview. Google then recommends that developers stagger the updating of the app until the new version is available to every one.

If you have a handset that is capable of receiving the preview versions of Android N, you can sign up for the Android Beta Program by going to android.com/beta.

source: Android

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6 Comments

1. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Excelent the last iteration worked well this can only be refined and butter smooth. Too bad I am going for a Note 7 this fall unless Google comes out with something special and 5.7-5.8i am out.

2. srgonu

Posts: 554; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

I hope Samsung sells unlocked Exynos version without carrier bloat this time. I will jump on it right away.

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

How's it running on your Nexus 6? I had the first release on my Nexus 6P but it was far too buggy and had to go back to Marshmallow. I would love to give it another go but I need to know how much of an improvement there is to the overall stability prior to making the jump back to N.

4. ikenvape

Posts: 309; Member since: May 28, 2014

Best bet is to get on XDA and take a look at various feedback in the respective forum.

5. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

less buggy the second time around for me...like you the first version was real buggy. This verion is much smoohter. I expect the last version to be near flawless, but expect bugs no matter what. I think that the 1st version had bugs from apps not being updated also....many apps were buggy.

6. djkhalid

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

running it on nexus 6p and it's near flawless right now

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