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  1. intrdrgn

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    went on youtube & seen the new update software Android N for N6P. i went & enroll on Google yesterday & received the update this morning. remember to have your WiFi on to load cause it takes a long time load. here is a video on Andoird N....
     

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    Pretty sure that was just the 60Mb March security update you received over the air (that's what I received yesterday).

    The Android N preview is certainly not yet ready for prime time (i.e., mass, general distribution) and must be manually flashed to your device.

    Esteemed member @codesplice I believe has already flashed this (the N previs) to his 6P and likes what he's seen.

    Cheers!
     
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    @scary alien - It can be downloaded via OTA if you sign up for the new beta program.


    But I'd have to agree with the rest of your post. Its not ready for primetime and people shouldnt put it on their primary device without being prepared to go back.
     
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    More info on that here:
    http://developer.android.com/preview/download.html

     
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    Ah, thank you, @Rxpert83--I was not aware of that!

    That's pretty cool and likely gives Google feedback about the success of their OTA files coming from MarshMallow.

    Humble apologies to @intrdrgn--I didn't understand what you were referencing by enrolling :oops: -- thank you both for illuminating this for me :).
     
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    Can confirm.

    N has a lot of really cool features (see my Google+ post detailing some of my favorites and Android Police's ever-expanding Feature Spotlight series for more), but it's definitely buggy beta alpha software. Performance can be pretty rough at times. Lots of apps I rely upon just don't work. Other apps randomly crash. I haven't encountered any show-stoppers so will continue to use it on my 6P for a while, but I've also got a trusty Honor 5X I can fall back to. (And, in fact, I have to carry that 5X with me anyway since Dashlane and Authenticator+ don't yet work with N....)
     
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    Once they have 1-2 bug patches (preview 3) I'll flash on my daily driver and put it through the paces, but as far as running it right now I'm not the flashaholic I used to be ;)

     
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    Just got an update on my N6P (NCP56W). Was having issues before with text messaging foreclosing. So far it's good.
     
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    Yep, I was kind of surprised to see the update. I kind of figured in typical Google Beta fashion that we'd just be stuck with bugs until the next scheduled monthly milestone. Pretty exciting that we already have a bugfix update!

    So far, performance across the board (and especially while typing) seems to be improved. My two problem apps (Authenticator+ and DashLane) still refuse to cooperate, but I'm guessing that's on the app devs rather than Google.
     
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    It looks great... Since I changed over from Android, I never got to try Marshmallow so I hope to hop back onto the system for a taste of whatever flavour N happens to be, either with a 6p or the next Nexus model. I did prefer the look of the L/M notification shade over the N one though, personally.
     
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