Down­load the An­droid P Pub­lic Beta

An­droid P has a new Pub­lic Beta. MARIE BLACK shows how to in­stall it and try out its lat­est fea­tures

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There’s a new An­droid P Pub­lic Beta that is avail­able on more than just Pixel de­vices. You’ll also be able to in­stall it on se­lect de­vices from Nokia, Vivo, OnePlus, Xiaomi, Sony, and Oppo, and can check which are com­pat­i­ble at fave.co/2jI53oW.

Should you in­stall An­droid P?

If you’re cu­ri­ous, have a com­pat­i­ble de­vice and are rea­son­ably techy, then why not. You can get a good look at what’s in store for An­droid, and if you don’t like it or find it too buggy you can sim­ply re­vert to your pre­vi­ous oper­at­ing sys­tem.

Be­fore you be­gin you should take the nec­es­sary steps to en­sure all your data is backed up.

In­stall An­droid P Pub­lic Beta

Down­load­ing An­droid P should be sim­ple with Google’s An­droid Beta Pro­gram. Any de­vices en­rolled to the pro­gramme will re­ceive OTA up­dates to the lat­est An­droid oper­at­ing sys­tems where avail­able.

1. Launch your web browser and visit g.co/an­droid­beta

2. Scroll down to El­i­gi­ble de­vices and click the green ‘En­rol de­vice’ but­ton next to your phone. 3. Agree to the T&Cs, then tap ‘Join Beta’. 4. Click OK to the con­fir­ma­tion that your de­vice has been en­rolled and that an OTA up­date will be avail­able soon. 5. The OTA up­date no­ti­fi­ca­tion can take up to 24 hours to ar­rive (and it will never ar­rive if you have pre­vi­ously man­u­ally flashed An­droid on to the de­vice). If you don’t get it, check your In­ter­net con­nec­tion and visit Set­tings > About phone > Sys­tem Up­dates and check for any avail­able up­dates. 6. When the no­ti­fi­ca­tion ar­rives tap Down­load.

7. In the next win­dow you’ll be told this will in­stall a pre­view ver­sion of An­droid on your de­vice. Check you are con­nected to Wi-Fi, then tap Down­load 8. You can now in­stall the An­droid Pub­lic Beta. Tap Restart & In­stall to be­gin the process.

Unin­stall An­droid Pub­lic Beta

Re­mov­ing or unin­stalling an An­droid Beta is as easy as is in­stalling it. Head to the An­droid Beta Pro­gram page at g.co/an­droid­beta, then tap the Unen­rol de­vice but­ton next to your de­vice. Do note, how­ever, that do­ing so will wipe all data on your de­vice.

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