Google releases Android P Beta 2: Here’s how to get it

A list of all the smartphones in which you can install the Android P Beta 2 along with the way of installing it.

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Google recently unveiled the next big update for Android, the Android P. The company released the public beta of the new operating system at the Google I/O 2018. Google had already released a Developer Preview of the OS way before the Google I/O event.

The Android P Beta 2 is currently available as OTA or Factory Image for the following devices:

The Beta 2 update will soon be available for the following smartphones as well:

  • OnePlus 6
  • Nokia 7 Plus
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
  • Essential Phone
  • Sony Xperia XZ2
  • Oppo R15 Pro
  • Vivo X21

How to install the OTA update

For the Google Pixel devices, you can click on the links given above to download the OTA image for your device. Once the file is downloaded, follow these steps in order to install the Android P Beta 2.

  • Move the downloaded file to your smartphone’s internal storage
  • Enter the recovery mode on your phone by holding down the Power+Volume Down button
  • Select the option “Apply update from ADB”
  • Connect the device to your pc and enter the following command on Command Prompt
    adb sideload <OTA_image.zip>
    (Replace <OTA_image.zip> with the name of the file you downloaded

Also Read: 10 Things to do with your new Android Phone

The new Android P Beta 2 update brings final APIs (level 28) to the table. Developers can now start using the new APIs in order to optimise the applications. Users might soon start getting app updates via the Google Play Store. The Android P Beta 2 also brings a few minor changes including some bug fixes, optimisations and improvements.

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