Android P beta 3 is ready for just about anyone to download

The first Android P release candidate is now available

The first Android P release candidate is now available

Google has released the fourth Developer Preview (DP) of Android P for the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. "Beta 3 is an early release candidate build of Android with near-final system behaviors and the official Android P APIs (API level 28)", Google noted. Google recently promised a toggle, and now it's here in the latest Android P preview. If you are an Android user looking to try out all the new Android P features, this may be a good time to try out the beta releases. "It's a great way to test your apps now to make sure they are ready before the final release", the company writes.

That fall date - taken in consideration with how Android P is already "very close" to being finalized - suggests that Digital Wellbeing might not even be available with the initial public release of Google's latest OS "later this summer". Google could again follow this approach where Digital Wellbeing first launches on the Pixel 3 before coming to other devices through a later X.1 release before the year's end.


Provided you have a compatible device, you can sign up for the Android Beta Program here. Among the system tools available here are multi-camera support, enhanced notifications, display cutout (notches for days) and ImageDecoder. That includes the OnePlus 6, the Sony Xperia XZ2, the Essential Phone, and the Nokia 7 plus.

These are the changes included in the Android P Developer Preview 4.

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