We’re going to start this off by declaring that the Android N preview/ unofficial Beta is not a consumer ready project, while noting, of course, that neither Google or the Android team have ever said it was.
The Android N Preview, as the name might imply, is a preview is for developers to test their apps against the new version to fix app incompatibilities. Case in point at the launch of the N Dev Preview the Commbank app which simply didn’t work. Jump forward to last week, and we got an update that now has the app N ready and working. This is cool.
We say all that to acknowledge that any complaining or whining that Android N isn’t ready yet is because, frankly, it isn’t. However, at Google IO, David Burke, Senior VP of Android, did say that the 3rd preview would be at a similar stage as a Beta. The Beta title indicates that the build is far enough along for Google to have confidence in its usability, whilst still acknowledging there will be some reliability issues in places.
So with all of that out, have you taken the plunge? Have you made the switch to Android N on your daily driver? If you have we’d like to hear from you. How’s your experience, which apps don’t work partially or at all, how’s the reliability of the current N Preview?
I’ll get the ball rolling, I can’t get OneDrive from Microsoft to even update on my Nexus 6 running dev preview 3. That’s it, all of the other apps I had issues with have been updated to support N and work well.
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