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Google rolls out Android P Beta 4 (DP5) for Pixels, Essential Phone

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : July 26, 2018 11:12 am

The latest build has the official Android P APIs at level 28, which has remained the same ever since Google rolled out the Beta 2 of the Android P. This means that the current build could be the last of the Developer Previews or as most like to call it, a ‘release candidate’.
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Google has released the Beta version 4 of the Android P which is also being called as the Android P Developer Preview 5, allowing users to taste its final build before it releases the stable build to the public. Since this is the last beta, it is safe to assume that Google is applying finishing touches to the UI, system and functions of the Android P interface. 

 

The latest build has the official Android P APIs at level 28, which has remained the same ever since Google rolled out the Beta 2 of the Android P. This means that the current build could be the last of the Developer Previews or as most like to call it, a ‘release candidate’.

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Google initially rolled out the Android P Beta 4 for Pixel devices, an hour after which the same update hit the original Essential Phone. The version shifts the Android OS’ build number to PPP5.180610.010 and users wanting to download the latest beta for the first time should ensure that ‘PPP5’ is mentioned on the downloadable build. Both factory images and an over-the-air update are now available for the Essential and Pixel smartphones.  

 

Additionally, the Developer Preview 5 comes with the latest July 2018 Android security patch and will pack in everything a developer would need to wrap up testing of their app for the stable release of Android 9.0 which could sometime in August or September. 

 

Google introduced the next generation Android P interface with new smart features focusing on simplicity and intelligence. The Mountain view giant promised for the first time that a beta version of the same would be rolled out to devices other than its Pixel lineup and Android P Beta will hit the latest smartphones like the Sony Xperia XZ2, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s, Oppo R15 Pro, Vivo X21, Essential PH-1, Nokia 7 Plus and OnePlus 6

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