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
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.