This year’s Android P rollout will see some non-Google smartphones releasing the firmware on the same day Google will release their final version of their latest mobile operating system. Among that list will be Sony’s Xperia XZ2 which is now receiving its second beta update of Android P.
Google announced the second developer beta to the Android P interface last week with new emojis and updated API and within five days of its release, Sony is rolling out its version of the firmware to its flagship device. The Xperia XZ2 that was announced during MWC 2018 is now being seeded with Android P Beta 2 focusing mainly on bug fixes over its previous software version.
Labelled as PDP-PKQ1.180513.001-10128, the OTA update will pop up as a notification if you have the first beta of Android P installed. While the standard beta 2 update from Google added new emojis, it’s unclear whether Sony has added them in this update. However, the latest firmware version comes with solutions to several issues that were reported in the first beta.
The Beta 2 solves the issue regarding the difference in volume adjustment while calling and also addresses the random microphone shutdown. As of this update, wireless charging is also working on the Xperia XZ2 while Sony has also fixed the 4G and GPS in devices where the first beta couldn’t use the network features.
SD cards formatted with exFAT should now work and so will the new Nightlight mode. Xperia XZ2 users who are already running on Android P beta 1 will be able to update to new software through an OTA update that they’ll be notified with. Users who haven’t flashed their devices with the first beta can visit Sony’s Android P beta(https://developer.sony.com/develop/android-p-developer-preview/) website to read instructions for installing the second beta.
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