Most Android fans are already aware of the recent release of Android P. When it first came out back in March, the operating system was still in its beta version with a number of small updates having been done in the last couple of months. The official version of the OS is said to be released in Q3 2018. Until that happens, you can actually download the beta version for yourself and test it out, if you own one of the devices that are able to do that. Today we will be giving you a detailed overview of all that you need to know about Android P, ranging from compatible devices and ways to install it.
In the past, beta versions of Android P were only available to Google Pixel and Nexus phones, but this year the company decided to branch out a bit and offer the beta OS to third-party devices as well. Among this list of devices that are not owned by Google we can count the Essential Phone, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, OnePlus 6, Nokia 7 Plus, Sony Xperia XZ2, Oppo R15 Pro, Vivo X21 and Vivo X21UD. Moreover, Nokia decided to offer this update to Nokia 6.1, Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 7 but this is only available in China up to this moment.
Android P installation process
Installing Android P might be a difficult task if you do not know where to start first. This is why we recommend that you first enroll in the Android Beta Program. After you have done that you will receive a software update which will allow you to upgrade your phone’s OS to Android P. Before you get too excited, you will need a Pixel phone to enroll in this program. However, there are other ways to install this OS depending on what phone you have, and you can find all of these handy guides online with just one search online.
All of the devices that we previously listed (including Google’s Pixel phones) can install at least the original beta version if they are part of the Android Beta program. However, some devices can update up to the latest version of Android P, namely the Android P developer preview (beta 2). Among those phones that can install the third version of the beta we can count the Pixel series, Nokia 7 Plus, OnePlus 6, and Sony Xperia XZ2.