Here’s how to get the Android O beta on your Nexus or Pixel device.
The Android O Developer Preview 4 is here, and if you’re looking to install it on your phone or tablet, you’re now able to opt-in to the first public beta, which is also available as the second Developer Preview.
Which devices support the Android O Developer Preview?
The preview is supported on the following phones and tablets:
Download the Android O beta
If you don’t want to mess with unlocking your bootloader or the command line, the fourth Android O Developer Preview is part of the public beta. That means that if you have one of the above eligible devices, you can simply visit the Android Beta portal and opt-in to the beta, which will then prompt Google to send your phone or tablet an over-the-air update. If you’re already in the public beta, you will receive an over-the-air update shortly.
Head to Android Beta program portal on your Pixel or Nexus phone or tablet.
Sign into the Google account associated with that phone.
Scroll down to Your eligible devices.
Find the device you want to enrol in the Beta program and tap Enrol device.
Follow the prompts to accept the over-the-air download.
Note: To leave the beta program, simply press the button on the Android Beta program page to unenroll. Your phone will receive an over-the-air update to return to the stable version of Android 7.1.2 Nougat, but your phone will be wiped clean upon rebooting, so back up your stuff.
Install the Android Developer Preview from the command line
What you need to know beforehand
The Android O Developer Preview 4 is also being released as a factory image, which you can download from the Android Developer Portal.
In order to update a phone or tablet to Android O this way, you need to