It was on Wednesday that Google announced Android P, which is now available through its developer program. Android P now comes with new features such as official cutout support, and it seems that the notch is now here to stay, making a new change in the design.

It is, however, important that you keep in mind that Android P is still in beta for and this is its first release. A lot of things will be changed and removed. Hence, Google does not recommend that you install this on your main smartphone, more specifically, the company warns all consumers against installing this first build, except the developers.

Devices

Google here once again limited the developer beta program to its own devices. Here, is the current list of the Android devices which is compatible and is eligible to install the Android P developer preview:

  • Pixel
  • Pixel XL
  • Pixel 2
  • Pixel 2 XL

Installation

Installation of this first build is limited. It is only for those who know how to install and operate it or those who are willing to learn, how to manually flash the Android P image.

The entire process has been outlined by Google on its developer website. It is important that you will need to be comfortable using the command line tools along with wiping your device for a fresh start with Android P.

This is only for those developers who are eagerly waiting to try out the all-new Android P Preview. It is, however, best for average users to at the moment stay away from Android P, in its current unstable form. It’s best if you wait for Android Beta program that Google will launch later this year, before introducing the World to a stable and well-operated Android P.

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