Android Nougat is on its way to the world and very soon people would be able to get an all new mobile experience using this version of Android. But very few people know that they can download Android 7.0 Nougat even though the official launch is scheduled for next few weeks.
There is no doubt that Android is the most widely popular mobile operating systems in the world with millions of people using it and enjoying fabulous apps on the same. It is always a treat having the latest Android version before its formal launch.
In the recently held Google IO 2016 event, Google announced that users can now sign up their device for the Android 7.0 Nougat Beta Final Developer Preview.
This is known to be the last developer preview before the actual release of Android Nougat in 2016. Officially known as, it is comprised of various bug fixes, enhancements, and features. Even though it’s still an initial version of Android 7.0 Nougat, but as it’s near to the final release, this is found to be the safest and the most stable way to download and one can install Android 7.0 right now without having to wait.
In order to register on the Android Beta website, choose “Enroll device.” It is necessary to have a Google Nexus, Sony Xperia Z3 or a Huawei P9 device to experience the latest Android 7.0 Nougat Beta Final Developer Preview.
Due to the huge popularity of Android devices, millions of Android users are eagerly waiting for this update even the update is in its initial stages.
As this preview is not meant for regular smartphone users, one can expect some of the advanced features of Android 7.0 Nougat to work, such as bundled notifications and multi-window support; you could also encounter some bugs and errors as well.
Another important thing to keep in mind that it will currently only work with certain devices – such as Google’s Pixel C tablet or a newer Nexus device: the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 6, Nexus Player or Nexus 9.
Things to keep in mind while downloading and installing Android 7.0 Nougat
If you have the phone which supports Android 7.0 Nougat Developer Preview 5, there are certain things you must keep in mind before your download and install it.
Make sure you back up your device before you start. In case of any unexpected circumstances, you can always choose to restore your device and safeguard against data loss caused due to update. There are various sites on web that provide complete guide on how to back up your Android device.
How to download Android 7.0 Nougat on a Nexus device
When you’re done with the backup of your Android phone, it’s time to download and install the update. Open the Android Nougat Developer Preview web page and get an overview of the different stages of the preview. This will give you a clear idea of what kinds of features and functionality this preview contains.
Sign in to the website with your Google Account. After signing in, you would be able to see the listed devices. To register a device in the beta program click the ‘Enroll Device’ button. Once your device is registered you’ll get over-the-air updates to Android 7.0 Nougat, similar to receiving general OS updates.
Switch to an earlier version of Android
If you wish to go back to an earlier version of Android, you should open the Android Beta Program website and check ‘Unenroll device’. An update will than come on your smartphone or tablet, which when downloaded and installed will uninstall Android 7.0 Nougat and reinstall the regular public version of Android.