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Google Rolls Out Android P Beta 2 Update With Final APIs and New Emojis
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Google Rolls Out Android P Beta 2 Update With Final APIs and New Emojis

by Siddhant ShetgeJune 7, 2018

Highlights

  • First Android P Beta was announced at the Google IO 2018 developer conference.
  • Android P Beta 2 is now available for compatible devices.
  • The Beta 2 update brings final APIs along with 157 new emojis.

During Google IO 2018 developer conference, the company released the first Android P beta for Pixel smartphones. Now Google has announced a rollout of Android P beta 2 along with new features which include final APIs and a huge amount of new emojis. As per the report, the Android P beta 2 is also known as a Developer preview 3. However, you can install this new beta 2 of Android P through an OTA update or can manually download it on your Pixel and Pixel 2 lineup.
Android P Beta 2
The Android P beta 2 has bumped up the API level to 28 which help developers to make the features of their app work smoothly. Also, the support for Biometric API or the multi-camera API is now live for the developers who are using Beta 2 of Android P. Moreover, Android P will be Android 9 as per Android Police reports. The report also shows a listing of Android 9 in several places.
Android P Beta 2a
The new Android P Beta 2 comes with 157 emojis which includes superhero, lama, hot, cold face, gender-neutral family and more. Meanwhile, Google also makes some modification with existing emojis like a turtle, salad and couple one. For now, Android P Beta 2 is available for both Pixel and Pixel 2 lineup. As the company already uploaded this new version on Android Developer website. So you can download it from there if you want to try this beta 2 of Android P.
Android P Beta 2

However, the OTA update of Beta 2 has already started rolling for those users who are using previous Android P on their Pixel devices. If you haven’t received new beta 2 updates. Then you can manually check for the update in the system setting on your pixel devices. You can also check What new in Android P.

Just to recall you, the first Android P Beta was available for a number of non-pixel devices. The list includes OnePlus 6, Sony Xperia ZX2, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Oppo R15 Pro, Essential Phone and Vivo X21. But for now, the beta 2 is only available on Pixel and Pixel 2 devices. Whereas, Essential is the only company to roll Android P Beta 2 update along with security patches for June. In addition, Google will be rolling this new Beta 2 version for all selected smartphone in next couple of weeks.

What do think about Android P Beta 2 version? Do try this version and let us know your feedback in our comment section below.


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Siddhant Shetge
Siddhant Shetge is Editor at Above Android. He is from Mumbai, India. Siddhant is Software Developer by education and also a blogger. Also, loves to read about latest tech news and share with you.