Nokia 7 Plus lauded, on track for Android Pie next month

It gains praise from Expert Imaging and Sound Association for best consumer smartphone and gets a timeline for real Android Pie.

Android 8.1 Oreo gets second and final developer preview

The maintenance review update is coming next month, but the beta goes on for another month. This time around, optimizations for low-spec devices.

Factory resetting in Android 8.1 Developer Preview can brick device

If you have a problem and happen to have forgotten your unlock code for some reason, you better hope you don’t need a factory reset.

Android 8.1 Developer Preview starts now, goes to December

Neural network support will be the big background update for this iteration. Other annoyances will get smoothed out by December.

Android O emoji go from gumdrop to usable

Lines. Gender. More intersect with how other companies’ emoji. More understanding. If you can’t get emoji in a snap, Google has failed you… until now.

Android O Beta program starting soon

Development on Android Nougat is complete, now it’s officially onto the “O” release. Hmm, that sounds a little ambiguous, doesn’t it?

Android 7.1.2 beta 2: Pixel C gets new launcher, Nexus 6P gets fingerprint gestures

The Pixel C finally gets a launcher of its namesake while the Nexus 6P finally gains something its lesser sibling could do since a while back.

Android 7.1.1 Nougat launches

If you have a Google Pixel or an eligible Nexus device dating back from at least 2014, you’ll be getting this iterative update over the next weeks.

Android 7.1 Developer Preview 2 out in beta program, image farm

Images are also available for the final developer preview of Android 7.1, intended for Nexus devices that aren’t the Pixel, which already has that software.

Android 7.1 Developer Preview out to Android Beta Program users

The Nexus 5X, 6P and the Pixel C have first nabs at the developer preview of Android 7.1, considered at beta level because of its final status on the Pixel.

Final version of Android 7.0 Nougat goes public

Android 7.0 Nougat is on, hot, and slowly rolling out. Images are coming soon, OTAs to Nexus devices within weeks. Now what?

Poll: Do you feel comfortable using a beta as your daily driver?

Conferences like Google I/O and WWDC always give me a sense of…

Google providing Nexus OTA packages for ADB sideloading

Google’s providing more options for Android obsessives and developers and not making their lives too miserable after a full image flash.
Android N first impressions

Priorities, plusses and pinches in Android N Developer Preview 2

We have just a few of the big feature updates added in Android N Developer Preview 2, including calculators, priorities and pinches.

Google finally embraces OTA sideloading with Android Beta Program

With Google OTA update available for Android N preview testers, how long before the practice spreads to regular Nexus Android updates?

Android N Developer Preview OTA on the roll for some devices

If your Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9 or Nexus Player is on the Android Beta Program, you may have already gotten your first OTA update.

Android N Beta Overview: 6 Features in 60 Seconds (Video)

Google has made it extremely easy for Android developers and enthusiasts to get their hands on an Android N Beta. We’ve been playing with it, too.

Google starts Android Beta Program for OTA access to dev previews: how to enroll now

Check out how you can enroll your Nexus hardware in the Android Beta Program and get Android N without doing a manual system flash.