Google has announced the Android P beta program in the past few hours, opening the door to seven smartphone makers who will make the beta available for some of their devices. Meanwhile, owners of Google Pixel devices can download and install the Android P DP2 – second Developer Preview factory images and OTA files made available for Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones.
This is the build PPP2.180412.013, those who do not want to wait for the OTA of the Beta can flash immediately. And the second of the five releases that will end with the release of the stable version of the operating system, is classified as incremental update and is the first beta version of Android P. Google emphasizes that this release is suitable for daily use, development, and compatibility testing.
To proceed with the installation it is necessary to unlock the smartphone bootloader and use ADB on the PC to flash the image. The operation involves deleting data, so it is advisable to make a backup. The official procedures for installing the factory images and OTA files that can be consulted HERE and HERE are recalled.
- Pixel: Factory Image | OTA
- Pixel XL: Factory Image | OTA
- Pixel 2: Factory Image | OTA
- Pixel 2 XL: Factory Image | OTA