Google Releases Android P Beta 2

Google Releases Android P Beta 2

Google today announced the second beta for Android P, the upcoming version of its mobile operating system. And for developers, this release marks the final version of the Android P APIs.

“Android P puts AI at the core of the operating system and focuses on intelligent and simple experiences,” Google VP Dave Burke explains. “Today we’re releasing Android P Beta 2, an update that includes the final Android P APIs, the latest system images, and updated developer tools to help you get ready for the consumer release coming later in the summer.”

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Google released the first Android P developer preview back in March and I installed that on my Pixel 2 XL using a fairly laborious process. And then the first beta followed in May, bringing gesture navigation and other new features.

For Beta 2, Google is focusing on some of the AI-driven functionality that ship in this release, like Adaptive Battery, App Actions, Slices, plus display cutout (e.g. “notch”) support, improved notifications, improved security, multi-camera support, improved audio features, and more.

If you’re already testing the Android P beta on your Pixel or other compatible devices, Google says you will soon get Beta 2 over-the-air (OTA). I’m not seeing it yet on my phone.

Others can enroll their device in the Android Beta programYou can find a complete list of compatible devices on the Android P Beta website.

 

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  • jdmp10

    06 June, 2018 - 2:32 pm

    <p>Correction: This is Developer Preview 3, not Beta 2.</p>

    • dcdevito

      06 June, 2018 - 3:17 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#281915"><em>In reply to jdmp10:</em></a></blockquote><p>It's both</p>

  • dcdevito

    06 June, 2018 - 3:12 pm

    <p>I hardly run Beta software, but I must say I'm enjoying Android P very much. I find it very fast and stable, and I've experienced an increase in battery life on my Pixel 2 XL. This is the first truly great Android experience I've had in 9 years (with the one exception of the occasional disconnect in Android Auto), I just hope Google doesn't screw the pooch to the finish line with a final release.</p>

    • TraderGary

      06 June, 2018 - 7:33 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#281930"><em>In reply to dcdevito:</em></a><em> This sounds good. I'm more than "hardly ever", I'm "never" as far as beta software. I depend on my devices to not have problems as I use them in my business so beta software is not an option for me. I also use a Pixel 2 XL and have since it was introduced some 8 months ago. My Pixel 2 XL is the best phone I've ever owned and that's saying a lot since I started with Windows phones. I'm very much looking forward to getting the Pixel 3 XL with Android P.</em></blockquote><p><br></p>

    • wright_is

      Premium Member
      07 June, 2018 - 7:59 am

      <blockquote><a href="#281930"><em>In reply to dcdevito:</em></a></blockquote><p>Interesting, how much better is the battery life? I already get 2 – 2.5 days out of my Mate 10 Pro, more battery life isn't really needed, but more efficient use could mean the next generation can have smaller batteries, again.</p>

  • F4IL

    06 June, 2018 - 4:58 pm

    <p>Thankfully, they restored the clear-all button in the revamped multitasking view. For a beta, this release seems pretty solid.</p>

  • rmlounsbury

    Premium Member
    06 June, 2018 - 5:59 pm

    <p>I just got the update on my Pixel 2. </p>

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