Google announced new features for its upcoming Android P OS at its ongoing developer’s conference, I/O 2018. Google also announced the rollout of Android P public beta for users. Just like Google’s most of the announcements, Android POS comes with Artificial Intelligence-focused features aimed at improving productivity for users.
Google’s new Android P uses cutting-edge machine learning algorithms to understand usage patterns and give users more control of time spent on the device. Android P also comes with a new and improved interface.
Android P Beta are efforts to make the operating system more simplistic, starting with navigation. This includes a new gesture that lets users swipe up on the home button to bring up a newly-designed Overview, which shows users full-screen previews of recently used apps.
How to download Android P Beta
Those with one of the listed compatible devices can follow this link to start the process. Here, you will have to sign-in with the Google account used on your compatible smartphone. After this select your smartphone listed as a compatible device and opt-in
for the Android Beta Programme.
You can then manually update your smartphone by going to Settings > System > System update. It is advised that you backup your phone before downloading Android P Beta as this isn’t the stable version. The OS may contain errors which could affect the existing data on your phone.
Android P Beta compatible phones
Google at I/O 2018 unveiled Android P Beta (aka Android P Developer Preview 2). The build is now available for Google Pixel devices, as well as devices from manufacturers that have implemented Project Treble. These include the Essential PH-1, Nokia 7 Plus, OnePlus 6, Oppo R15 Pro, Sony Xperia XZ2, Vivo X21, Vivo X21 UD, and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S. Users of these devices will need to enroll in the Android Beta program, and will then receive the build via OTA in roughly 24 hours.