Google has unveiled the Android P Beta version for its Pixel devices. The next major release of Android OS – Android P might be available within the same timeline as Android Oreo was released. However, beta testers with eligible devices can check out the features of Android P right now. Moreover, there are a few other devices that will support Android P Beta apart from the Pixel devices.
Google had released first developer preview for ‘Android P’ back in March. As promised, the company has now started rolling out Android P beta for its Pixel smartphones. Additionally, with the help of Project Treble, the Android P beta will also be available for other devices including flagships from Sony, Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo, Essential, OnePlus and Nokia.
Android P Beta supported devices
- Google Pixel
- Google Pixel XL
- Google Pixel 2
- Google Pixel 2 XL
- Sony Xperia XZ2
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
- Nokia 7 Plus
- Oppo R15 Pro
- Vivo X21
- Vivo X21UD
- OnePlus 6
- Essential PH‑1
Android P Features
According to Google, Android P will make your smartphone smarter and the company is putting a special emphasis on simplicity. If we talk about Android P features, it brings Indoor Positioning with Wi-Fi RTT, Display notch support, Enhanced messaging experience, Multi-camera support, Adaptive Battery, New navigation Gestures, AI-powered App Actions, Background restrictions, and more.
For instance, if we take the battery, Google has partnered with DeepMind to build Adaptive Battery feature, which prioritizes battery power only for the apps and gives you the most out of your battery. The look and feel of Android P is more approachable with a new system navigation and there are gestures to enable navigation right from home screen.
Apart from these new features, there are hundreds of additional improvements coming in Android P, including security and privacy improvements.
If you are already on Android Beta Program on Pixel devices, you will get the Android P Beta OTA update automatically. For other smartphones, you will need to download the update from Android Developers website.