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Android O Beta Now Live for Pixel, Nexus Devices (Updated: It’s Live!)

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For those interested in running the latest build of Android O from Google, the Android Beta Program has been fired up.

So long as you own a supported device (Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C, Pixel, or Pixel XL), all you need to do is enroll in the program, then you should soon receive a notification asking you to download the beta. Very simple, very straightforward.

We’ll flash it soon for ourselves and share what we find.

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UPDATE: Check out the full list of Android O features.

UPDATE 2: The O beta update is live!

  • Jim Carson

    Android O is the first beta in a while that I opted out of after installing on my Nexus 6P. Apple Music kept crashing (surprise?), the battery drain was terrible and the small update sent out a couple days later kept crashing and would not install. Initially I liked what I saw but the bugs were too much for me this time around. Anyone else have similar issues?

  • Put it on my 6p last night. Battery went from 60ish to 8% during the 8 hours I slept. It’s now chargingrapidly but will take 2 hours according to the lock screen. Not a good start, but I’ll give it a day or so. I never had any real problems with the Nougat beta, but I don’t think I was in from the very beginning like this. My first thought was that I hate the white/light notifcation shade – but that may just be that I wasn’t ready for it this morning and near blinded myself.

  • Fugue_Gnosis

    I installed this on my 6P via OTA. Everything was janky for a while, but all has calmed down after 30 minutes or so. The new features are kinda cool. PIP for YouTube doesnt work. Gmail does not work no matter what. I’m surprised that a memory wipe was not required to install this. Overall, it seem more like a “service pack” than an entirely new OS. Kinda like Marshmallow vs Lollipop. Pretty solid for a beta. I’ll probably stick it out and not rollback to N.

    • Can’t help but ask, how can you use your phone without GMail?

      • Fugue_Gnosis

        I was able to log in to gmail, but whenever I opened the app, it automatically crashed so I couldn’t send/receive emails. That’s a deal breaker for me. I rolled back to N. This build was just too janky for me. A memory wipe could have helped, but I think I’ll just hang tight until the next release.

  • Justin Bontrager

    Anyone else having issues with Bluetooth?

    • rodney11ride

      not me.. fine on my end

  • E. Sini

    I’m running it on my Pixel XL and it’s pretty buggy at the moment. Lots of crashes in messages when trying to send a picture, some Google Assistant issues, but I’m still able to make calls and text so it works for me for now.

  • AndrewScottRox

    Is anyone else seeing a perpetual wifi icon next to the battery icon regardless if wifi is turned on?

  • Droid 1967

    shoot been sitting here all day waiting, wasnt aware i had to reenroll in beta for the android o figured i was already enrolled whoops πŸ™‚

  • Alfu Conteh

    I don’t trust it on my Pixel XL just yet. I suspect the android N beta ruined my Nexus 6p battery. So this one is going to my 6p since it’s already ruined

    • Jared Denman

      Your battery probably isn’t ruined. Everyone has been having this issue on the 6p with Android N

      • Alfu Conteh

        My battery is definitely ruined bro perhaps it’s not the Android N beta updates that caused the issue, but since I start using the N beta on it, the battery got worse day by day.

  • Brian Himes

    I’ll end up wait for the 3rd beta update. That when all the code has been finalized and is close to a public release. Tried earlier Beta last time on my Nexus 6 and well a good many things didn’t work lol

  • lesprince

    Just downloaded on my 6P disables Android Pay, I guess security concerns, and is definitely buggy a lot of reboots and apps crashing but I do understand it is beta and this is normal for beta, can’t wait for some more stable releases. Almost put it on my Pixel, glad I didn’t, my 6P is a good testing device, definitely wouldn’t recommend for a daily driver way too buggy.

    • rodney11ride

      Daily driver on my pixel… zero issues (except pay but i dont use it anyways). its amazing how many users experience different results. i didn’t even factory reset like i usually do…

  • Anyone got notification badges working? I see them on on my apps yet they don’t appear. Using Pixel Launcher.

    • rodney11ride

      what do you mean “see them”. im not understanding you

  • No factory image for the public beta yet, correct?

  • mh0520

    Anything like Night Light in Android O for the Nexus devices? f.lux is the main reason I still root my phone.

  • Paul

    I’m waiting to hear everyone’s verdict on the beta update before I give it a shot on my work phone. How’s it going for everyone on a Pixel XL?

  • tatren

    Well, that was short! My N5x is now in a boot loop! ugh!!!!!

  • Download now live! It’s almost a gig.

    • tatren

      yes but super fast! the whole process took under 5 mins from starting to download to unlocking my phone. n5x

      • Mine is still installing :S

        • tatren

          probably better off! mine went into a bootloop after I did a factory reset.

          • Oh damn, sorry to hear that!

  • tatren

    Some definite visual changes!

  • enigmaco

    almost makes me miss my nexus…almost…

  • 905.6MB on Pixel, downloading as we speak!

  • Mike Sims
  • taylor banasiak

    Did anyone get the update yet ?

    • Mike Sims


  • 2001400ex

    Remember when people with non Nexus/pixel phones would be easily able to flash other devices? OG Droid FTW

    Yes I said easily, I know some phones get these but unlocking bootloader’s isn’t like it used to be.

    • cdm283813

      Verizon Pixel = No Fun

  • Shane Shahamat

    Does this work on Verizon?

    • Mike Sims


  • Nicolas Finn

    Does this trip SafetyNet?

  • cdm283813

    Let’s see how long it takes to get it on my Nexus 6 and Nexus 7 2013 unofficially.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Damn you S8! Gotta wait until I get home to fire up my 6p

    • Evron

      i’m glad i carry around my 6P with me in my bag

  • Aaron Hearne

    maybe I’ll get to play with it for a bit before my 6p gets shipped off to Hauwei for a new battery… doubtful to return any time soon.

    • Jared Denman

      Is it still under warranty? My 6p battery keeps dieing randomly below 50% but it’s not under warranty anymore

      • Mike Credelle

        I have the same problem, considering to try and get the battery swapped out.

      • Aaron Hearne

        I bought it last year in March so I didn’t think so but they said they covered my phone until June 20 so it wouldn’t hurt to call. My battery is doing the same thing. Also, if Huawei doesn’t help you, save your Huawei ticket and try your luck with Google. Huawei has been super slow moving, while Google more helpful but won’t do anything until I complete the process with Huawei. (Since I bought it from Amazon and not Google.) Hope that’s helpful!

  • JSo

    My poor Nexus 5X died on me. πŸ™

    • DKowalsky2

      My second N5x died over the past few weeks, fell to the bootloop again. I ended up with the Galaxy S8. Might miss my pure Android experience a bit, but this sure is a nice device.

      • JSo

        I’m using a backup device I had. An LG V10. First non Google device I have used in years. Honestly, It’s not a bad phone. But watching all the stuff today now is making me hate it.

  • Suicide_Note

    I’ll play with it on my 6P, as i have my doubts it’s reliable enough to be used on my daily driver XL.

    • rodney11ride

      Had it on my 6p for awhile now. No issues.

      • Can anyone else report back on 6P performance? Android Pay doesn’t work, right? (read that in known issues). Any performance is better than the current performance where it jumps to 0% battery from any random point below 55% battery.

        • Jared Denman

          Mine has been doing this forever also. I hope it’s fixed on Android O

        • rodney11ride

          sorry, i have never had the battery issue. I actually thought that was a hardware issue which is why they are in lawsuits. i could be wrong. Performance is good overall. no Android Pay

      • Suicide_Note

        Uh, this beta just came out about an hour ago. That’s hardly a while.

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  • Boomdizzle

    Thank God, finally. My PxL has been buggy as hell since I flashed the DP and haven’t been able to do anything until this released.

    • Nicolas Finn

      Well… It is a preview designed solely for developers…

      • Boomdizzle

        Well obviously, no one’s fault but mine, but after flashing it it re-locked my bootloader and since I have a VZW Pixel I couldn’t unlock it again to flash anything else. I’ve been stuck on it since day 1 not realizing I couldn’t revert back.

        • JSo

          You should have been able to remove yourself from the beta and you would have been sent an OTA to go back to Nougat. Unless theres a Verizon issue with that method.

          • macewank

            Dev Preview 1 was a fastboot flash, not an opt-in beta.

            He could use this one to do it though

          • Boomdizzle

            Well the problem was that I was on the Developer preview, not the Beta which had no rollback feature. After my bootloader got locked there was no way to go back to Nougat because you need to be bootloader unlocked to flash the kernel for Nougat compared to O. Very annoying, but glad the Beta fixed all of my google play and google app crashes I constantly had.