Google has unveiled the latest version of its smartphones OS namely Android P Beta at the Google I/O 2018 held last week. The company has made the Beta firmware of the new Android OS available for a wide range of smartphones besides Google’s Pixel devices.
Reports claim that Google’s Project Treble has made it possible as the Project divides the OS into two frameworks – the core OS and the companies’ customization. This will make it easy for OEMs to release new Android updates in a quick and organized way.
Smartphones Supporting Android P Beta
As mentioned earlier, Google has stepped in an unprecedented move this year by introducing the Android P Beta for other manufacturers besides the Google Pixel lineup comprising of Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Following smartphones support the Android P Beta updates:
- Essential Phone PH-1
- Nokia 7 Plus
- Oppo R15 Pro
- Sony Xperia XZ2
- Vivo X21
- Vivo X21 UD
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
- OnePlus 6 (unreleased)
|NOTE: If you own one of the eligible devices, make sure to backup all your important data before proceeding, just in case something goes wrong. Further, ensure to have enough battery charge in order to avoid your phone turning off during the update process.|
How to Download and Install Android P Beta
If you have one of the Android P compatible device, open the browser on your PC and head to this link that will bring you to the official page of Android P Beta. Follow these simple steps to complete the download and install operations:
- Click on the blue Sign In button and log in with the same Google account that you have registered in your device.
- Click the “Opt in” button that will show up near your eligible device, confirm and wait for some time.
- Go to the Settings app on your smartphone and tap on System.
- Choose the Advanced tab and tap on System update. You will see the download button for Android P Beta that weighs about 1.2 GB.
- Download it and wait for it to install automatically.
- Enjoy Android P Beta on your device.
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