How to Download Android P Beta to Eligible Devices

Download Android P Beta

See how to download Android P Beta easily below. Yes, you can now sign up for the Android P public beta, download it and be one of the first people to experience the new operating system. Google introduced the Android P beta at IO, and this is the first time other smartphones apart from Google-owned devices get to test the new operating system.

So you don’t really have to be using a Pixel phone before getting to test or download Android P beta. Apart from Google devices, the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 or Google Pixel 2 XL. Other smartphones were selected to get the Android P beta program as well.

The Essential Phone, Nokia 7 Plus, Sony Xperia XZ2, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Vivo X21 (X21 UD), Oppo R15 Pro and OnePlus 6 will all be able to download Android P Beta. But before we go into details, you need to know all risks involved and what you should expect.

What You should do before Installing Android P Beta

Before you start thinking about how to download Android P beta, have you backed up your Android device yet? You need to backup all the files and details on your phone, so you won’t lose data. The Android P is still in the Beta mode, you have to be ready to experience some issues

You should be sure to back up your Android phone before you download the beta software, and you should be aware that there are set to be issues with the early version. That’s not all, some core features might not work on your phone, although this totally depends on the brand you are using.

Is My Device Compatible To Download Android P Beta?

Now, this is a question worth asking, at IO we discovered not all phones running on Oreo will be able to download Android P beta. I already listed the devices compatible above, although Google might update the list with time. When you click on the link below, you get to see all devices compatible as well. You can also sign up for the Android P Beta program through the link.

How To Download Android P Beta

Click here to sign up by selecting the device you’re using. Then, choose Get the beta at the bottom of the phone description.

Pls know that the installation process is quite for each brand.

For example, if you are using SONY, You will need to download the software and flash your phone with the Android P beta yourself while for Xiaomi, you can use the fastboot method that offers the Android P ROM, as well as the Oreo ROM in case you need to revert.

See Links to download Android P Beta for all Eligible devices.

Will other devices get Android P?

Yes, Android P will be coming fully this summer and most devices running on Oreo should be able to receive the update. But if you’ve already signed up for the beta program then you need to wait for your phone to be updated. Unlike the official release version, the beta version will update in around 24 hours and you’ll be able to access Android P beta and all of the new features.

How to check if your are on Android P Beta

Just head over to settings, go to System, then About Phone and finally Build Number. The numbers should start with PPP if it’s Android P. You can also take note of all the issues you’re experiencing and report them to Google.

To report about any issues on Android P Beta, simply go to Settings > System > About Phone > Send feedback about this device. Alternatively, you can post on the Google+ community about Android P.

Posted by Joseph Young

Africa's most sought-after Mobile Reporter.

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