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How to register for Android Beta Program [Nexus Guide]

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Want to try the latest Android releases on your Nexus device? Nexus users can apply for Android Beta Program to try out the new releases of Android versions on their Nexus device. Don’t know about Android Beta Program? Android Beta Program enables you to try out the beta versions of the pre-released Android software. Your Nexus device will receive an OTA update of the new beta version of Android.

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Beta versions usually contain bugs and errors that need to be identified and solved by providing a feedback. The beta versions are not stable and your device may not function normally in certain cases. These Android beta versions are solely for testing purposes. If you want to try the new version of Android on your Nexus device here’s what you need to do.

  • Visit Android Beta Program website: google.com/android/beta.
  • Login to your Google Account.
  • Choose a Nexus device from the list of available devices in your Google Account.

You must have a recent Nexus device to register into the Android Beta Program. The list of Nexus devices includes Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel C tablet, and Nexus Player.

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  • Click on Enroll Device next to the device you want to enroll.
  • Accept the Terms. A warning message appears if you want to revert back to a stable Android version. Proceed if you understood.
  • Lastly, click Join Beta.

You can stay in the Android Beta Program for upcoming Android 6.x.x Nougat maintenance releases (MRs). You will receive any future OTA updates of the pre-releases MRs versions once they are available. For the stable releases, you will receive it after the beta program for that particular version ends.

You can opt-out of the Android Beta Program at any time and return to get the stable releases of Android. Repeat the method to leave the Beta program, click Unenroll Device.

Note: Opting-out at the time of running a beta Android, your device will be wiped and all the user data will be erased.

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