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HTC Source | January 19, 2018

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Google releases Android N Developer Preview for Nexus devices

Google releases Android N Developer Preview for Nexus devices

Registration for Google I/O just opened a few days ago, but Google has decided to give developers an early look at Android N by releasing the first Developer Preview more than a month before its developer conference. While many of you are still running Android Lollipop on your HTC phones, Google hopes that getting the Android N Developer Preview to developers and manufacturers a little earlier will help speed up the adoption rate of the new version of Android once the final version of the code is made available in Q3 of this year.

The highlights from Android N include multi-window app support for tablets and phones, improvements to Doze which allows the feature to tick in as soon as the display is turned off, tweaks to the notification panel which give you more granular usability options and an updated Settings menu which display a lot more detail.

If you have an extra Nexus 9 device lying around, you can install the Android N Developer Preview pretty easily. Just head on over to the Android Developer site and follow the instructions. Since this is intended for developers, we wouldn’t recommend flashing Android N to your main device. The platform is still buggy and will likely leave you frustrated if all you want is a stable device.

About Nick Gray

Tech enthusiast, Android user and founder of the first HTC blog – Nick Gray has been blogging about HTC phones before most people knew what a smartphone even was. Over the years Nick has owned and tested dozens HTC devices and is constantly flashing new ROMs to his Android phones.