Android P Beta 2 Out Now; Here’s How to Install It

June 8, 2018, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Google has just released the second version of the Android P beta, and it’s now available for all the testers and developers. Version 2 comes with various updates including those specifically for Adaptive Battery feature.

The beta version is targeted for being used for developers, but anyone can have access to the non-stable version of the upcoming Android iteration by signing up to the beta program. For those who have already signed up, you should see an update already waiting in your settings, while those still not up can enter the Android Beta program here.

Once done, you can head to Settings>System>expand list>System update to grab the latest beta version of Android P. Version PPP3.180510.008 will take up to 312.3MB of space and data from your device. For that space, you get updated with improved features including new set of emojis, virtual notch, and more.

One salient feature is the Adaptive Battery feature, which now shows up as a switch in the Settings. According to the description, using the feature should limit the battery consumption by apps that are barely opened in your device.

Android P Beta v2.0 also adds 157 new emojis including gender neutral ones. As with the notch support, Android P will now let you add a cutout at the top of your display to create a virtual notch on your device’s home screen. We are not however sure how many of the users would be interested to emulate a notch inside their display.

The feature, along with the rest, is being catered to developers, so you might have to be careful before proceeding and keep in mind that the version won’t be free from bugs and errors. And yes, you will be required to have a Pixel device to have the beta version installed, at least for now.

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