With the Android P Beta’s launch at Google IO, 2018, there has been a fad for trying everything that the latest Android version offers. Thankfully, there are currently 11 devices that support the public beta of Android P. Dive in the post to know which these devices are and how you can get Android P Beta on your compatible smartphone.
Since the Android P is still in testing phase, the beta program might feel a little rough and buggy to you.
Smartphones that Support Android P Beta
Unlike before when Google limited its beta tests only to Google phones, this time it’s taken some other major phones under the shed. Following are the devices that can get Android P Beta:
Google Pixel 2/XL
Nokia 7 Plus
Sony Xperia XZ2
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
Oppo R15 Pro
Get Android P Beta on Your Supported Device
Installing the Android P beta on your phone is pretty simple. First off, you’ll need to enroll in the beta program by Android. All you need to do is
- Open Android Beta Program website
- Log in with your Gmail account; the one that you use on your phone
- Click “View your eligible devices” button
- Head to your device and click Opt-in under its name
- Agree to the program terms and conditions, and then click Join Beta at the bottom
Since you’ve joined the Android Beta program, the next step asks you to install the latest Android on your phone. Here’s how:
As soon as the beta file is set to install, you will receive a system update notification on your smartphone regarding this. Note: This usually takes 24 hours to process. Meanwhile, back up your device data in case anything goes wrong (After all, it’s a beta test) and you need to go back to your old Android OS. Once the update finally arrives, head to the notification and tap download. Follow the on-screen instruction to start installing the Android P beta on your device.
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In case you don’t receive the notification, look for one manually. Head to your phone’s Settings and check if there’s any System Update available. If it’s not, wait or reboot your phone. If you see the system update with Android P beta, tap on it to begin the installation process.
There you go! You can now test the Android P beta and enjoy the amazing features that it is packed with.
You can get back to your previous Android version whenever you wish. Open Android Beta Program website and opt out from the program. Run a system update on your phone as soon as it’s available, and you’re there.