As we get near to the public release of Android N — Android Nougat — Google has just released the final developer preview for eligible Nexus devices. Android N 7.0 NPD90G is now available to be installed through the Beta program or manual installation. Google says that this will be the last Developer Preview which is to be launched before the final and official release of Android 7.0 Nougat. This Developer Preview is near-to-final and serves as a benchmark to what we, the consumers and also the developers should expect in the final build.
Google last month confirmed the official name for it’s 7th version release of Android and that is Nougat, named after a popular candy. What also has been confirmed are the features of Android Nougat. Specifically speaking, there is now a more aggressive Doze strategy to save battery life, multi-window support built into Android and faster performance. Other changes you can find out for yourself after flashing the Developer Preview 5 on your device.
The Developer Preview 5 is now available to be installed on each Nexus device. The support list is long and you can now directly download the firmware from Google. If you are already running one of the previous Developer Previews, the new Developer Preview 5 should arrive as an upgrade straight through OTA (Over-the-air) update system.
For users looking to install the Android N Developer Preview on their Nexus device should use this guide to first download the factory image. Once downloaded, you will be then able to flash it like any other official image from Google. Do keep in mind, your bootloader should be unlocked before you proceed with the installation. You can directly download Android N Developer Preview 5 (NPD90G) from the links given below.
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Here you have the direct download links for all supported devices. As mentioned previously, Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013) have been dropped so no further software updates for them.
Download Android N NPD90G for Nexus 6P: angler-npd90g-factory-cd9ac81e.tgz
Download Android N NPD90G for Nexus 5X: bullhead-npd90g-factory-7a0ca1bc.tgz
Download Android N NPD90G for Nexus 6: shamu-npd90g-factory-f7a4e3a9.tgz
Download Android N NPD90G for Nexus 9: volantis-npd90g-factory-41b55406.tgz
Download Android N NPD90G for Nexus Player: fugu-npd90g-factory-0fe95694.tgz
Download Android N NPD90G for Nexus Pixel C: ryu-npd90g-factory-f4da981c.tgz