Android P beta released for Pixels, Nokia 7 plus, Essential Phone, Xperia XZ2, other phones
by Cosmin Vasile / May 08, 2018, 2:27 PM
However, unlike in the previous years when these beta builds were a Google Pixel/Nexus affair, for the most part, this time the search giant has decided to make Android P beta available to additional smartphones launched by other major companies.
Apparently, this is possible due to Project Treble, which means some of the companies that made their smartphones compatible with this program are now being rewarded in some way.
Long story short, besides the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL, Android P beta is now available for download for the following handsets: Essential Phone, Nokia 7 plus, OnePlus 6, Oppo R15 Pro, Sony Xperia XZ2, Vivo X21UD, Vivo X21 and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S.
Keep in mind that in order to download the Android P beta, you'll have to enroll your compatible smartphone in the beta program first, which can be done at the dedicated website that we've linked below.
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Wellllllllll, for the speedy software updates, I must get an Essential Phone now. :-)
posted on May 08, 2018, 2:35 PM 8
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Available for Galaxies in late January...
posted on May 08, 2018, 3:04 PM 5
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Proud owner of Xperia XZ2 here. Even if I choose not to download the public beta of Android 9 on my XZ2, it still bodes well for a fast update to Android 9 once it is official. For Samsung Galaxy S9 owners; patience folks!
posted on May 08, 2018, 3:19 PM 2
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Even phones like Oppo, vivo, Xiaomi are having Android P beta support & then there is our legend Samsung who are updating their last years flagship phones to Oreo. I read somewhere that Samsung silicon division is working closely with Google for that treble framework so I hope atleast S9 get beta updates in couple weeks.
posted on May 09, 2018, 8:40 AM 0
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