One of the biggest surprises from Google during the 2018’s edition of I/O, was the expansion of the Android Beta Program to more manufacturers other than the big search company. Previously, only Pixels or Nexus owners could have a proof of what future Android releases would bring to the mobile platform, this year the company partnered with some manufacturers and devices like the OnePlus 6 can already have a taste of the new Android’s flavor.
Today the Chinese manufacturer decided to provide the latest Developer Preview 4 of Android P for all courageous owners of the latest flagship killer. This new build is labeled as Android P Beta 3 and installing isn’t smooth as getting an OTA update, and if you’re interested in testing the Android P before everyone you’ll need to manually flash it on your OnePlus 6. OnePlus recommend that inexperienced users should skip this Beta and keep enjoying the stable releases of OxygenOS, so proceed at your own risk!
If you’re in shape for venturing yourself on the unexplored waters of Android P Beta 3, you need to make sure that your battery has, at least 30% of juice, before flashing the update. Furthermore, you’ll need to have 3GB of free space on your phone before proceeding. OnePlus was kind enough to provide the complete changelog of this update:
- Updated Android security patch to 2018.7
- Updated Google Mobile Services
- Improved system stability
- Fixed issue with hotspot functionality
- Improved image quality
- Fixed issue with watermark option functionality
- Third-Party Apps
- Improved camera functionality with third-party apps
- Fixed compatibility issues with certain third-party apps
Other known Issues
- System stability and power consumption issues
- Compatibility issues with Bluetooth connectivity
- Third-Party Apps
- Some apps may not function as expected when running on this Developer preview release
The full release of Android P should happen late in the next month, considering the commitment of OnePlus with the Android Beta program, we suppose that an update will be released not much later than Google official rollout.