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With today’s release of Developer Preview 5, Android Nougat nears its summer launch. Aimed at developers making and updating apps to be compatible with Android 7.0’s many new features, it features near-final system images for Nexus devices, Pixel C, and Android One.

Those who have already enrolled in the Android Beta Program will get an OTA update soon, but if you’re impatient you can download new factory images right now. Keep reading for our complete list of all the changes in Developer Preview 5…

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The fifth Android N Developer Preview is now available for download with the latest system behaviors and UI. The near-final system images for Nexus devices and the Pixel C are meant for developers to test apps on Nougat. We’re installing DP5 on our Nexus devices right now and updating a full list of all the new features.

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A Google I/O 2014 attendee wearing a Project Tango/Cardboard hybrid
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A report from Recode a few days ago said that a project in Google X to create a “high-end standalone” VR headset was recently cancelled in favor of more focus on Android — and, specifically, the Mountain View company’s new Daydream platform. Now, another report (via Engadget) says that Google is indeed still working on a standalone headset, albeit one “that blurs the line between virtual reality and augmented reality.”

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