Google only wrapped adult a outrageous preview of a new facilities entrance to Android P. It’s an desirous refurbish that includes poignant changes to a handling complement roughly everywhere we look. The central recover of Android P won’t occur until late summer, though we don’t have to wait that prolonged to try out P’s new gestures, see a new look, and go over a joyless information display how many time you’re spending on your phone. Beginning today, we can implement a initial open beta on a few upheld smartphones.
Typically, these betas have been singular to Google’s possess smartphones, though with Android P, we can bucket a refurbish onto a few inclination from other companies as well. This is a widest brew of products that have had day-one entrance to a beta of a new chronicle of Android, and we’ve got Project Treble to appreciate for that. Here’s a list of what’s supported:
- Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL
- Pixel / Pixel XL
- Essential Phone
- Sony Xperia XZ2
- OnePlus 6 (coming soon)
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
- Nokia 7 Plus
- Oppo R15 Pro
- Vivo X21
If we have a Pixel phone, a routine is as easy as streamer over to a Android Beta Program website and signing adult for entrance to pre-release versions of Android P that will be updated over a subsequent few months. Make certain you’re sealed into Google with a comment tied to a phone you’ll be using.
After we register, you’ll get a presentation on your device about a complement refurbish being available. That’s Android P! Usually, it doesn’t take prolonged to get that prompt, though given a ton of people will be rushing to implement a new refurbish today, we competence have to wait a bit.
What about a other phones?
If we wish to implement Android P on a non-Google devices, it’ll take a bit of additional work. There’s no over-the-air designation method; you’ll have to peep your smartphone with a beta build of a handling system. That’s not terribly daunting if you’re good during following directions, though there’s always a risk of messing something up. It’s also value observant that many of these companies aren’t charity patron support if you’re on a beta. Installing it isn’t going to blank your guaranty or some nonsense, though if we run into a bad bug or glitch, it’s adult to we to solve it — or peep behind to Oreo.
Essential Phone: Details and instructions here.
(Side note: we like how Essential phrases their warning opposite installing a Android P beta on your bland phone: “Do we adore regulating your Essential Phone each day for things like phone calls, content messages, personification games, browsing amicable media, and more? If so, afterwards you might not wish to implement this on your device.”)
OnePlus 6 (coming soon): Details and instructions here.
OnePlus 5 and 5T will get Android P “later this year.”
Sony XZ2: Details and instructions here
Nokia 7: Details and instructions here
Oppo R15 Pro: Details and instructions here
Vivo X21UD: Details and instructions here
Vivo X21: Details and instructions here
Xaiomi Mi Mix 2S: Details and instructions here