Android N Download: Developer Preview 3 Beta Now Rolling Out To Devices, Here’s What Is New

Google has made available to download Android N beta (Developer Preview 3) build NPD35K for Nexus 6P, 6, 5X, 9, Pixel C, Xperia Z3, Nexus Player, and some other compatible Android One devices. HTC in its latest update confirms Android N update for its HTC 10, One A9 and One M9 smartphones, and this Taiwan-based company will become the first OEM to get the Google’s Android N operating system.

Traditionally, Google announces a new Android device at its annual Google I/O conference, but this year it didn’t do so. Rather introduced several other apps and services such as announced Google Assistant, an Amazon Echo rival Home, two of new iOS and Android Apps, called Allo and Duo, which is the answer to WhatsApp and released Android Wear 2.0 for its smartwatches etc.


Google has all been announced the latest beta version of Android N developer preview 3 for supported devices. In other words, this developer preview is relatively smoother and stable as well. In fact, Google says it is good enough to be installed on your primary phones as well, but as always, there’s a caution, because it still has few bugs present in the build.

The update, which carries the Developer Preview 3 name, and is deemed as a stable beta now instead of alpha, can be downloaded now. Available via the new-fanged OTA update method that the initial Android N Developer program release outed it. Those of you who prefer to get their updates the old fashioned way can also download the update files and flash them manually. No previous version of Android N needs to be on the device for that to work, it should be noted.

Introducing Android N, which includes improvements to performance and security, along with features like Daydream VR platform, multi-screen support, multitasking, improved notifications, and others to say some. Developers have historically used devices that are just for development purposes when trying out beta releases of Android, but with Google now saying it apparently very confidently that its beta version of N OS is almost ready for the big stage, it may just be worth trying out now. Still recommended installing on test devices only until the final release this fall.

Rest of the Android N features includes; Multi-window support, Notification enhancements, Data Saver, Background optimizations, Direct boot, TV Recording, partial support for more than 100 new languages and locales, new emojis and more.


For OTA update solution, you can follow our guide here: How To Install Android N Preview OTA Update Via Android Beta Program [The Easy Way].

This refers to old flashing way, which you can grab Android N beta DP3 files for supported devices directly from Google here.

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