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Here’s how to get the brand new Android N beta being released today

Google IO 2016

What, you thought this would be a quick event? That’s not how Google does things — especially at I/O — and the news from Google I/O 2016 is still coming in hot and heavy. You can follow along with all the action right here by watching the Google I/O 2016 keynote live stream if you’re not already. And if you are following the show, then you just saw Google’s latest big announcement: A brand new Android N beta will be released today.

LIVE COVERAGE: Watch the Google I/O 2016 keynote right here

Google announced a ton of new software features for Android N during the big keynote on Wednesday, and we covered them all in this post. Long story short, Android N is going to be the best, fastest and most secure version of Android ever. It’ll be released to the general public sometime this summer, but you don’t have to wait one more minute to check out Android N on your compatible phone.

Beginning today, anyone and everyone with a compatible Nexus device can download and install a new Android N beta packed with all the new features Google announced on Wednesday. Want to download it, simply visit and sign up. After logging in, you’ll be able to download the new Android N beta and install it on your phone or tablet.

You can also visit Google’s developer site to learn more.

What devices are supported by the new Android N beta? The Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus 9G, Nexus Player, Pixel C and General Mobile 4G (Android One).

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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