If you watched the Android section of Google’s I/O 2018 keynote yesterday, you may have already seen that the OnePlus 6 among the list of devices from third-party OEMs that will receive the Android P Beta. Now, OnePlus has confirmed that the beta firmware will be available to download as soon as the flagship launches.
The OnePlus 6 will debut at an event in London, U.K. on May 16, followed by a separate release in India the following day. Early adopters looking to try out Android P’s feature set with their new phone will be able to grab the early build from 12pm EST on May 16.
OnePlus notes that the build is intended for developers so they can share feedback for the final, stable build expected later this year. We wouldn’t recommend sideloading the Android P Developer Preview 2 on a brand new device either, but if you really want to try it out on the OnePlus 6 for yourself then you at least won’t have too long to wait.
You can read all about the many new features coming to Android in the latest developer build in our hands-on report. OnePlus has highlighted rich notifications, simultaneous dual-sensor camera streaming, and native cutout support (read: notch) as some of its favorites, but there’s plenty more jam-packed in the latest build.
In addition, thanks to the magic of Project Treble, the Android P Beta should come with all of the third-party apps and skins that will feature in the final Android P build for the OnePlus 6.
Will you be trying out the Android P Beta on the OnePlus 6? Let us know in the comments.
May 9, 2018 at 04:27AM