First Preview of Android N : What’s New, Availability & More

by Maitreya PatniMarch 10, 2016

In a huge surprising way today Google’s SVP for Android, Hiroshi Lockheimer posted on Medium an article titled “N, as in: so early, it’s Not Named yet ;)” that the team decided it wanted to release the preview earlier in order to get more feedback from developers earlier in the process and get the final N release into the hands of device manufacturers this summer. Google’s current plan calls for five preview releases and a final release in Q3 2016. The expectation was that Google wouldn’t start talking about Android N until its I/O developer conference in May. Instead, it decided on a very different approach.

The earliest preview yet.

What’s New?

Below is a demo video posted by The Verge showing what’s new in the upcoming version of Android.

Android N demoLive demo of Android N with Dieter Bohn!

Posted by The Verge on Wednesday, March 9, 2016






The developer preview of Android N is available for Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, General Mobile 4G (Android One), Nexus Player, Nexus 9, and Pixel C devices via an OTA by visiting


Hiroshi Lockheimer also mentioned the below line in his post which makes pretty clear what the next android version would be named.

So, the burning question that’s on everyone’s mind: what will the N release be named? We’re nut tellin’ you yet.


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Source: The Verge, Tech Crunch, Medium

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Maitreya Patni
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