Google let’s certain Android owners become android beta tester and try early, beta versions of its software up to six weeks before it’s rolled out publicly.
What is Beta Software?
Software made available for testing, typically by a limited number of users outside the company that is developing it, before its general release to improve the software.
What is Android Beta Program?
The Android Beta Program gives you an opportunity to try out pre-release versions of Android and provide feedback. Devices that you opt into the program will receive an over-the-air (OTA) update to the latest beta version of Android. The updates that you’ll receive as a part of this program are pre-release versions, and may contain errors and defects that can affect normal functioning of your device. Google does publish a list of known issues which you can face.
How to become Android Beta Tester :
You must own a recent Pixel or Nexus device with a Google account.
Devices which are eligible are Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus Player, Pixel C,General Mobile 4G (Android One)
When you will link your account with Android device then go to Android Beta Program Page and sign in using your Google Account to become an Android Beta Tester.
You will now see the list of eligible devices linked to the account. Click on Enroll device next to the device you want to enroll.
Accept the terms and Join Android Beta Program.
To send feedback about any version you try, go to
Settings> About >Send feedback about this device.
This is not possible on the Nexus Player. You can post comments on the Android Beta Program Google+ community or, if you’re a developer and want to report a bug, use the Android Open Source Project Issue Tracker.
You can opt-out of the Android Beta Program at any time and can return to the stable, public version of Android but Google warns that if you opt-out when your device is running a beta version of Android, all data on the device will be wiped.
To opt-out, go to the beta page and click Unenroll device next to the handset at the top of the list. You will be sent an OTA update that will wipe all user data and install the latest stable public version of Android.