To all Android device users out there, there will be no more testing of beta versions of Android Nougat software. This information is from Google who has finally killed off the beta program for its latest operating system. Instead, the search engine giant is now focusing on the full launch of Google’s Android O, following the release of its Developer Preview on March 21.
Google's Android Nougat
Android Nougat is the seventh major version of Google's operating system(OS). It was first released in its alpha version on March 9, 2016. And in August at the same year, the full consumer release came rolling out its first to Google’s own Nexus devices, as reported by Trusted Reviews.
Based on Google Play traffic data, 7.1 percent of all Android devices are running on Android Nougat as of this month. The 0.5 percent of those who listed users are on the latest Android 7.1 version and the remaining 6.6 percent are still using the Android 7.0. However, Android Nougat software is not officially stopped and there will be no more beta testing of the OS.
Google's Android O
As reported by Neowin, Android O Beta is coming soon and Google wants to focus on this upcoming operating system. In fact, Google has concluded that all devices that were opted in Beta Program for Android Nougat have been updated to the current public version. The search giant also mentioned that once "the Android O Beta Program begins," they will update their site.
The first-ever Developer Preview build of Google's Android O was rolled out a couple of months ago. It is currently available as an alpha release for selected Android-running devices. The Beta Program for Android O is scheduled to begin this month of May, may be May 17 during Google’s annual I/O developer conference. Android O's general release dates slated for Q3 2017.