Google recently launched Android N, the upcoming version of Android specially developed for Nexus devices. The Android N is dedicated for only Nexus range devices include Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Nexus 9, and Pixel C devices.
Fortunately, if you own any of the above Nexus devices with you, you can try Android N developer preview on your device. The Android N features a split-screen mode, redesigned notification panel and many more. The split screen features are very useful feature to access tasks on smartphones, tablets easily. The notification panel also improved and both notifications and quick settings are accessible easily.
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How To Install Android N on a Nexus Device
Installing Android N on a Nexus device is a simple process. First you have to register for Android Beta Programs with your Nexus device. Just follow the below steps to get started.
1.Enroll for the Android Beta Program. Here you’ll see all the available Nexus devices suitable for Android N program.
2.Now select the Nexus device you want to install Android N.
3.After enrolling the program you’ll get Android OTA (Over the air). Make sure to connect your device with a Wifi to download this update. As it is a completely new update sometimes you may need a reset of your device data.
If you have any problems with OTA method you can download the Android N firmware and manually flash the firmware image on your Nexus device.
Here is the list of Android N versions suitable for Nexus devices.
DeviceDownload / ChecksumsNexus 5X
SHA-1: 6c877a3d9fae7ec8a1678448e325b77b7a7b143aNexus 6
SHA-1: 54b13c6703d369cc79a8fd8728fe4103c6343973Nexus 6P
SHA-1: 85ffc1b1be402b1b96f9ba10929e86bba6c6c588Nexus 9
SHA-1: 0e8ec8ef98c7a8d4f58d15f90afc5176303efca4Nexus 9G
SHA-1: 1bafdbfb502e979a9fe4c257a379c4c7af8a3ae6Nexus Player
SHA-1: 7027d5b662bceda4c80a91a0a14ef0e5a7ba795bPixel C