Google had previously released a developer preview of Android P, the next major update for its mobile operating system, and the company announced today during its I/O 2018 developers conference that the public Android P beta program is live starting today. This means that the average user can now get their hands on the beta version of Android P and take it for a spin well before its final release later this year.
There’s more good news. The Android P beta program isn’t limited to Google’s Pixel handsets. The company confirmed today that the public Android P beta program is open to select handsets from manufacturers such as Nokia, Sony, Essential, Oppo, Xiaomi, and OnePlus.
The company has also made it much easier to get on the beta program. You don’t have to jump through complicated steps in order to get the Android P beta. Once you have signed up for the beta program at this link, you will be able to download the beta firmware through your handset’s normal software update feature.
Do bear in mind, though, that once you do join the Android P beta program you won’t be able to leave it without having to first wipe your phone completely before rolling back to a stable version of Android. If that’s not a concern for you and you own of the compatible handsets, go ahead and take Android P for a spin.