The beta version of Android P is now available to the public. Google made the announcement on the first day of 2018’s edition of I/O, its developer conference.
Unlike past years, the company is going to make the beta available to many more devices this time. So, Android P beta is not only available for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, it will also be available for the following devices.
Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL
Pixel / Pixel XL
Sony Xperia XZ2
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
Nokia 7 Plus
Oppo R15 Pro
Of these, the beta can already be downloaded on the Pixel devices and the Nokia 7 Plus.
However, big players like Samsung and Chinese phone maker Huawei have been left out, but nonetheless, this is still a big move forward for Android fans who want to be the first in getting updates.
This is the first time that Google is making a beta version of its next operating system available to OEMs. The move marks yet another effort at bringing Android faster to all smartphones. It’s unclear whether other phones from these OEMs will also be getting the update early, but at the very least, one could expect faster updates once the public version of Android P starts rolling out.