Google I/O 2017: Android O beta program now live for select Nexus and Pixel devices


The Android O Beta Program has quietly gone live today for compatible Nexus and Pixel devices. Users can now enroll in the beta program to receive the Android O Developer Preview 2 update via the OTA route. Google has also uploaded flashable images of the beta build for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel, Pixel C, and the Pixel XL.

Once you have enrolled your device in the Android Beta Program, you will automatically be receiving OTA updates to later Developer Preview milestone builds. To sign up, you will need to head over to this page. And if you wish to manually flash the system images, you can download them from this page. However, do keep in mind that you will not receive automatic OTA updates to future beta builds if you flash manually. You will need to flash each milestone build manually.

Signing up for the Android O Beta Program will let you try out all the new features that Google has baked into the new version. Some of these include Picture-in-picture multitasking, Background Limits for apps, Autofill with Google, Smart Text Selection, Notification Dots, and Google Play Protect. Android O also brings faster boot and app launch times.

[Source: Android Developers Blog]