Android, Google, Nougat

Google has decided to end the Android N beta. The company made an announcement to the same, stating that all the devices that were still opted-in, have automatically been updated to the current public version.

The announcement comes days before Google’s annual I/O conference and bodes well for an Android ‘O’ beta. O has already made an appearance in form of an early ‘Developer Preview’ and as such, a Beta program would be the next logical step.

In an update to the Android Beta website, Google said:

Thank you for your interest in the Android Beta Programme. The beta for Android Nougat has concluded, and all devices that were opted in have been updated to the current public version.

The company added:

If you are still running a beta version of Nougat you may download the latest full OTA image for your device and sideload it. This will not wipe your device. We’ll update this site when the Android O Beta Programme begins.

The Beta version could shed a lot more light on the Android O and its capabilities, considering that developer previews are usually seriously buggy and what’s more, are aimed at receiving developer feedback and letting them know what’s coming rather than anything else.

Meanwhile, we don’t have long to wait considering that Google is very likely to announce its plans at a San Francisco conference scheduled for later in the month. Here is to an awesome Android ‘O’!

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