When will my phone get Android P?

When will my phone get Android P?
"When will my phone get Android P?"

That is probably the number one question that mobile tech enthusiasts are asking themselves right now and Google has now released an official timeline for the rollout of Android P.

And no, don't expect it much sooner than other versions, but this time, the wait should definitely be worth it with exciting new features like the brand new gesture-based navigation, as well as little everyday improvements like the new adaptive brightness, AI-optimized battery life and so on.


So here is what we know about the Android P release date: first, we have the P Developer Preview that runs from 7 March 2018 until the final Android P public release to AOSP and OEMs, planned for Q3 2018.

Here are the different internal stages of the roll-out for Google:

  • Preview 1 (initial release, alpha), ongoing at the moment of this wrigin
  • Preview 2 (incremental update, beta)
  • Preview 3 (final APIs and official SDK, Play publishing, beta)
  • Preview 4 (release candidate for testing)
  • Preview 5 (release candidate for final testing)
  • Final release to AOSP and ecosystem

Of course, a release to OEMs in Q3 means that it will take more time for OEMs to actually implement all the changes in their devices.

Good news is that if you own a Google Pixel phone, you can load up the betas and start using them right away, and also be first in line for the final release once its available.


But this time around it's not just the Pixel who will get the beta. Seven new phone makers will participate: Nokia, Vivo, OnePlus, Oppo, Xiaomi, Sony, and Essential will also get the beta.

Here are the phones that can get the Android P beta:

  1. Sony Xperia XZ2
  2. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
  3. Nokia 7 Plus
  4. Oppo R15 Pro
  5. Vivo X21
  6. OnePlus 6
  7. Essential PH‑1

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32 Comments

1. NateDiaz

Posts: 1089; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

When will my phone get Android P? - Probably never.

3. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

You dont even own an Android phone and everybody knows how bad of an update policy most brands have. So stop trolling

5. NateDiaz

Posts: 1089; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Did I say anything wrong fella? Not even 3% of the devices run Android Oreo

6. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Do you care how much percentage run Oreo other than to be able to troll about it? If yes then I say lulkoek

9. NateDiaz

Posts: 1089; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Why would you call that trolling when you already know I'm not talking s**t?

13. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

If you point out the obvious, just to sneer, it's trolling.

8. ahmadkun

Posts: 611; Member since: May 02, 2016

At least, when they get the update the won't get thier devices slowed down

11. Venom

Posts: 3692; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

He's right though. No need to throw a hissy fit.

17. drained

Posts: 25; Member since: May 01, 2017

you don't know the guy's phone and you pretend like he did wrong to the entire galaxy

18. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Since his phone is mentioned in his profile and from other comments I am pretty sure he's an Apple fan. And I am not pretending anything, just calling it as I see it.

26. HockeyDood

Posts: 80; Member since: May 14, 2010

That's your assumption only, not based on fact. He may very well be trolling, but your jump to conclusions and immediate defensive response really didn't do much of anything to help in this case. Remember, this is the internet. People say s**t. You don't need to defend the sanctity of Android from the evil doers of Apple fanboys. Honestly, let it go man. Not worth the stress & drama.

28. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Hey this is hardly any trouble for me, no stress or drama. It even relaxes me ;)

29. NateDiaz

Posts: 1089; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

No matter what RebelwithoutaClue says, he'll always be my brother.

30. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Awwww that's sweet. Btw thought you would pick up on the lulkoek. You're Dutch as well, aren't you

31. NateDiaz

Posts: 1089; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Yeah.

16. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"probably never" Because you don't have one. Why are you even in a Android article. Oh that's right , it's ok for you but, no one better come in a apple article unless you say only good things.

25. NateDiaz

Posts: 1089; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Would you please shut the f**k up? I hate you.

2. Venom

Posts: 3692; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

This is why the Pixel phones are the best Android phones around - guaranteed updates to Android P.

4. civicsr2cool

Posts: 272; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

"When will my phone get Android P? That is probably the number one question that mobile tech enthusiasts are asking themselves right now" NO. Android is not iOS, we don't need updates for new features. Why care about Android P when Marshmallow or even KitKat can do 100% of what you want? Stop with the circlejerk.

7. irossdrummer

Posts: 369; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

Q3 of 2018? Okay well I have a galaxy s8 so Q2 of 2019

10. S4NDY

Posts: 254; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

possible next year

12. surethom

Posts: 1715; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Well I have a Samsung & its the s7 edge so probably December 2019 but will have sold it by then.

19. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

It won't get P. With android phones, you get 2 android version upgrades. S7 launched with Marshmallow and got updated to Nougat and then Oreo. It's done according to Samsung.

20. Tipus

Posts: 894; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

S8 and Note 8 will get it

22. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Yes, they will.

14. kennybenny

Posts: 216; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

My S8 probably won't get this update till Q2 2019

15. southernzombie

Posts: 357; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

thats probably a pretty reasonable guess. But I suspect will have upgraded to a Note 9 or Galaxy S10/X, whatever they decide to call it, by then.

21. Phantom1031

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 02, 2014

Nate Diaz guy is a looser and a big troll, he is trying to pick fight every other guy. Why phonearena has not done anything about him yet?

24. NateDiaz

Posts: 1089; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

I guess you're trying to type loser* And I'm not trying to pick up a fight at all, you guys are so soft.

27. HockeyDood

Posts: 80; Member since: May 14, 2010

Who cares. Any troll is only effective if the s**t they say causes you to react. Grow up, control your own emotions, ignore it. It's really not that hard tbh...

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