Nougat is the current version of Android and even though it was released late last year, it’s still not made its way to most compatible smartphones as yet. That’s due to the fragmented nature of the Android operating system. Nevertheless, Google is already developing the next major Android release codenamed Android O. At its I/O 2017 developers conference today, the company confirmed that Android O beta program registrations are live now.
Anyone who is interested in trying out the beta build of the next major Android release can head over to the website and register to take part in the program. There is one caveat, though.
The caveat is that only select devices are eligible to take part in the Android O beta program, and that too from the Nexus and Pixel lineups. If you own any other device from any other manufacturer, you’re out of luck.
Devices supported by the Android O beta program include the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C, Pixel, and the Pixel XL smartphones. It’s unclear whether more will be added to the list but that seems unlikely.
Folks who are interested can sign up for the Android O beta program starting today by heading over to this website. They will be able to opt-out of the program at any time but may have to wipe their device before rolling back to a stable version of Android.
At least that’s what was required to be done back when Android N was in beta.