Android P Beta Program signup is live!

Ever since the first Android P Developer Preview became available back in March, those of us with Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL handsets have waited impatiently for the beta program to be officially announced. Well, Google I/O 2018 kicked off a little earlier today, and as expected, the sign-up page for Developer Preview 2 (DP2) has gone live. Join us after the break for more details.

Update: Google has said that the Beta will also be available to the following devices: Sony Xperia XZ2, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Nokia 7 Plus, Oppo R15 Pro, Vivo X21, OnePlus 6, and Essential Phone (PH-1).

Besides the Pixel 2 and 2 XL, the original Pixel and Pixel XL are eligible to join the Android P Beta Program today. Once you’ve opened up a browser to Google.com/android/beta, log in and select the device you’d like to enroll in the beta. Some of the new Android P features include an Adaptive battery, Adaptive Brightness, and App Actions, among other goodies.

Something to remember is that DP2 is still beta software, so there will be bugs and glitches present, as such, it isn’t recommended for use as a daily driver. Another thing to remember is that once your device has received the DP2 OTA, your device will be factory reset if you decide to move back to the stable channel. So back up your data people!

The OTA hasn’t arrived on my Pixel 2 XL just yet, but the sign-up page does say it could take up to 24 hours to do so. Still, I’ll be mashing the ‘Check the Update‘ button over the next couple of hours. Are you signing up for the Android P Beta Program?

Source: Google Beta Program

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About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 around in his pockets. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).