Android P update tracker: Here are all the phones that run Android P (Updated: July 25) | Apps & Software

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The next major version of Android, Android 9.0, is slated to arrive sometime in Q3 2018. Before that, you can actually test out a beta build of the software if you have a compatible smartphone.

Below, we'll detail everything you need to know about the Android P update schedule, which devices are compatible with Android P, how to install Android P updates, and more.

List of compatible devices

Android beta releases have traditionally only been available for Google's Pixel and Nexus , but that changed this year with Project Treble. Now the Android P beta is available for all of Google's recent Pixel phones as well as 11 phones from other OEMs. The full list can be found below:

In addition, Nokia recently brought the Android P update (beta) to three of its other phones: the Nokia 6.1, Nokia 7, and Nokia 8 Sirocco, though only in China. The beta test is quite small too, so odds are you won't be able to test the Android P update on these phones unless Nokia opens up more slots.

How to install Android P on your phone

There isn't one catch-all method for installing the Android P update on your phone — it all depends on which phone you have. Luckily we have a handy guide for you!

Don't miss: How to install Android P beta: A step-by-step guide

The easiest way to install Android P is to enroll in the Android Beta Program. After just a few clicks, you'll receive a software update on your phone to upgrade you to the latest Android P beta release. You'll need a Pixel phone to enroll in the beta program though.

If you own another phone, you'll want to check out the related guides below:

Current Android P builds for each device

We're currently on the fifth Android P developer preview (beta 4), but there's no guarantee all the devices listed here will receive every beta update. Take a look at the list below to see which Android P update beta releases are compatible with each phone.

Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL

All four of Google's Pixel phones can run the fifth Android P developer preview (beta 4). Since these are Google phones, they'll continue to get new Android P builds first when they're announced.

Essential Phone

Mere hours after Google rolled out the fourth Android P developer preview, Essential also announced that it would begin rolling out the update to the Essential Phone. Other OEMs, pay attention! Check out our hands-on article to learn more.

Nokia 7 Plus

The Nokia 7 Plus currently runs the fourth Android P developer preview (beta 3), with HMD Global once again at the front of the pack.

OnePlus 6

OnePlus has rolled out the third Android P developer preview (beta 3) to the OnePlus 6. The latest build includes a few third-party app compatibility fixes.

Oppo R15 Pro

We haven't heard any updates from Oppo about new beta builds, so we can assume the R15 Pro currently runs the second Android P developer preview (beta 1).

Sony Xperia XZ2

The third Android P developer preview (beta 2) is available for the Xperia XZ2. Find out more about Android P on the XZ2 in our hands-on post.

Vivo X21 and X21UD

The Vivo X21 and X21UD currently run the second Android P preview (beta 1).

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

Xiaomi has been quiet about releasing new beta builds for the Mi Mix 2S, so we should assume it's running the second Android P preview (beta 1).

Android P update release date and timeline

Google released the first Android P developer preview on March 7, 2018. Following that alpha release, Google revealed the first Android P beta build (developer preview 2) at Google I/O 2018 on May 8, also announcing other OEM devices would be compatible with the Android P beta.

The third Android P preview (beta 2) released June 6, 2018. This build featured the final APIs and official SDK. Following that, the fourth Android P preview launched on 2, 2018. It included the latest Android security patches as well as some bug fixes and minor tweaks.

Finally, Google released the fifth Android P developer preview (beta 4) on July 25. This release candidate build includes final APIs and system behaviors.

You can see an overview of what each build will bring below:

  • Preview 1 (initial release, alpha)
  • Preview 2 (incremental update, beta)
  • Preview 3 (final APIs and official SDK, Play publishing, beta)
  • Preview 4 (release candidate for testing)
  • Preview 5 (release candidate for final testing)
  • Final release to AOSP and ecosystem

As you can see from Google's timeline, the fifth developer preview should arrive at the end of July or early August. The final Android P update release will come sometime at the beginning of Q3 2018.


That's everything we know about the Android P update so far. Did we miss anything? Sound off in the comments!

Next: How stable is the third Android P developer preview?

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