List of smartphones that can install Android P beta Programme

These are the list of smartphones that can install Android P beta Programme. Google recently partnered with Nokia, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Sony, Vivo, Oppo, and Essential for the new Android P beta testing programme. This will enable users of these devices to try out the Android P operating system. This Android P operating system will one-day power billions of smartphones.

Android P beta Programme

The beta programme was unveiled at the I/O 2018 developer’s conference. Although the operating system is still in its early stages (beta mode), and we are expecting the main version to arrive around August 2018. Google also proved how open and free it is with other OEMs, as it launches the robust beta testing programme of the Android P for other OEMs like Xiaomi, Vivo, Nokia, OnePlus, and Sony, Oppo and Essential.

This also proves that the Android P will be able to run on any given set of hardware combinations.

List of smartphones that supports Android P Beta

• Google Pixel and Pixel XL
• Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
• Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s
• Vivo X21
• Nokia 7 Plus
• OnePlus 6 (expected to launch on the 16th of May)
• Sony Xperia XZ2
• Oppo R15 Pro
• Essential PH-1

How to install Android P beta version on Pixel smartphones?

If you have either the first gen or a second gen Pixel smartphone, then head towards this website below depending on your smartphone to sign up for the beta programme. Also, make sure you login with the same email if you’ve used to sign up for the programme. You should receive a prompt to install the beta version of the Google’s upcoming operating system. However, endeavour to backup all your personal files in an external computer to prevent data loss.

How to install Android P beta version on non-Google/Pixel smartphones?

As expected, this won’t be as hassle-free as Pixel devices and each of the smartphones above has their respective links as well. You have to manually flash the OS by following the set of instructions mentioned on their respective websites. The websites also warn about the bugs and disadvantages on the beta version.

But if you must test it out now, click on the links below for the specific smartphone.

• Google Pixel and Pixel XL – Link for the official beta build of Android P

• Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL – Link for the official beta build of Android P

• Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s – Link for the official beta build of Android P

• Vivo X21 – Link for the official beta build of Android P

• Vivo X21 US – Link for the official beta build of Android P

• Nokia 7 Plus – Link for the official beta build of Android P

• OnePlus 6 (expected to launch on the 16th of May) – Link for the official beta build of Android P

• Sony Xperia XZ2 – Link for the official beta build of Android P

• Oppo R15 Pro – Link for the official beta build of Android P

• Essential PH-1 – Link for the official beta build of Android P

Posted by Joseph Young

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