Google has released the Android P public beta for seven Android phones other than Pixel and Nexus.
(CCM) — Google at the I/O 2018 event in California, unveiled Android P Developer Preview 2. The public beta is now available for download on Pixel phones and also Android phones that are a part of Google's Project Treble.
The Android P Developer Preview 2 is compatible with Sony Xperia XZ2, Essential PH-1, Nokia 7 Plus, Oppo R15 Pro, Vivo X21, Vivo X21 UD, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, and the upcoming OnePlus 6 smartphone. Earlier, Google used to release developer previews for its Pixel and Nexus devices only, but now other phones can also run them. However, unlike Google and Nexus devices, other phones won't be receiving over-the-air OTA update for the previews. Users on such phones will have to flash the update on their phones manually.
Moreover, to download the update, users will have to enrol in the Android Developer Program first. Under the program, users will be able to register their feedback in the Android community whenever they encounter any bug. It must be noted that being a developer preview, one can expect it to be plagued by several bugs. Some of the features that have debuted with the Android P public beta include Adaptive Battery, Adaptive Brightness, App Timer, Swipe Up, Slices, and more.
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