During Google I/O 2017 Google announced huge news for Android users, who have been waiting for the official release of this version of Android for some time now.
That official release date won’t come until the summer of this year, however, you will be able to try it out early, without having to become a developer.
That’s because Google is releasing the first public beta of the new Android O mobile operating system today, allowing everyone to download the latest version of Android, ahead of its official release date.
To start off with Google will support the following devices with the beta program:
- Pixel XL
- Nexus 5X
- Nexus 6P
- Nexus Player
- Pixel C
Sadly this does mean you will only be able to use the beta with a Pixel or Nexus device, at least to start off with, however, we expect that the supported devices will increase soon, hopefully.
If you have one of these devices then feel free to get started, here’s how you can do just that:
- Head over to android.com/beta and click the button to sign up to the Android Beta Program.
- Sign into your Google account.
- Click the device that you want to install Android O onto from the list of eligible devices.
- Wait for an update and download it.
Yes, it really is that simple.
If you like things to be a little harder, you can also install it fresh from Google’s developer site.