Android P Beta 3 released: Here's how to download
New Delhi : In the recent development, Google, the global Internet service provider has released the third beta version of Android P, also known as Android P Developer Preview 4 (DP4). The latest beta version launched comes as the Android P Beta 3. It includes some bug fixes and optimisations to polish the experience ahead of the public Android P release.
Google also launched the July 2018 Android security patch. Google says the latest update is close to the final version which users will see later this summer and can thus be considered a release candidate. The new Android P beta comes almost a month after Google brought the Android P Beta 2 that included the final APIs and various interface-level enhancements. It is expected that all the Pixel devices will receive the upcoming major Android update in the month of October. In the meantime, interested users can install the new Android P beta on their device.
New features in Android P Beta 3
Android P Beta 2 brought tweaks to the app switcher and app drawer along with an updated notification panel with a new time and date display design and a new weather notification on the Always-On Display. It also featured the new set of APIs that included a new Security APL with Face and Iris authentication.
Conversely, Android P Beta 3 has a gang of bug fixes and optimisations that are mainly aimed to stabilise and polish the user experience. The new beta version also brings the July 2018 Android security update. Additionally, the latest Android P beta offers updated build tools that let developers test their apps with features such as multi-camera support, display cut out, enhanced notifications, ImageDecoder, and TextClassifier among others.
How to install Android P Beta 3 in Google pixel devices
Android P Beta 3 (DP4) is available for all Google Pixel devices. Users who have already registered and received the Android P Beta 2 on their Pixel device will automatically receive the update to the Beta 3. However, users who are new to the beta world need to sign up in the Android Beta programme to start testing the latest update. Experts suggest installing the Android P Beta 3 on a secondary device as it may contain some serious bugs.
If in case, you are not interested in the Android P Beta 3, Google has also brought the fresh experience for the Android Emulator. This helps you experience Android P without bringing any bugs to your mobile device.
Smartphone manufacturers who are already participating in the Android P Beta programme will receive the Beta 3 within a few weeks. This clearly means that the new beta will soon make debut on other devices, including the Essential PH-1, Nokia 7 Plus, OnePlus 6, Oppo R15 Pro, Sony Xperia XZ2, Vivo X21, Vivo X21 UD, and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S.