Android P Beta 2 brings updated system images and 157 new emojis


Google has released the June 2018 Android security patches for its Pixel and Nexus devices. The changelog would imply that it is, and the difference in name merely stems from this being the first Android P release Essential considers stable enough for Beta use.

Google has rolled out a new Android P preview, which can be downloaded by developers and the public alike.

Others can enroll their device in the Android Beta program. "Today we're releasing Android P Beta 2, an update that includes the final Android P APIs, the latest system images, and updated developer tools to help you get ready for the consumer release coming later in the summer". You can find a complete list of compatible devices on the Android P Beta website. Developers can thus start confidently building with Android P features and APIs today.

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On the Google Issues Tracker page, you can see that Google has acknowledged the issue by stating: "We have passed this defect on to the development team and will update this issue with more information as it becomes available". In addition, Android P will support two new gender-neutral designs: Family and Couple with Heart, with more to come.

Unfortunately, it doesn't appear as though Essential is rolling out the update just yet, as they told a user on Twitter. You can use the Google Play's beta testing feature to get early feedback from a small group of users and then do a staged rollout across alpha, beta, and production channels.