Android P Beta 2 Now Available for Sony Xperia XZ2
Last week, Google rolled out the third iteration of the Android P operating system dubbed the Android P Developer Preview 3 aka Android P Beta 2 (b/c the Android P DP2 was considered to be the first beta release). We still don't know what the letter P stands for but have a fair idea about the changes that it brings to the table. As always, the Pixels were first to get the update, with others OEMs to follow suit soon. Today, Sony announced that the Android P Beta 2 is ready for the Xperia XZ2. According to their post:
A few weeks ago we announced the release of Android P Beta for Xperia XZ2 devices. Today we release the Android P Beta 2 software. If you already have previous Beta version flashed on your Xperia XZ2 device you’ll get an over-the-air update. If not, visit our Android P Beta site to see how to get started.
This time around, Sony was the first company to release the Android P Beta for their devices. We expect the likes on OnePlus, Samsung and Nokia to follow suit soon. If you have an Xperia XZ2 device with the H8216, H8266, or H8296 model numbers, you can download Android P now form Sony's website. Detailed instructions on how to go about the process can also be found in the same place. Sony fixed the following bugs from the previous Android P release.
- Small difference in max vs min volume during call
- Microphone stops working
- Wireless Charging on XZ2 not fully recognized
- SD-cards formatted with exFAT are not recognized
- Nightlight is not triggered correctly when using sunset to sunrise setting
- GPS not working on some units
- 4G+ can cause the modem to crash
- Tethering/Wifi Hotspot makes the system unstable
We'd recommend sticking to a stable Android release as the beta isn't polished and may cause several apps to not function as intended. The Android P beta is nowhere close to daily driver material, but you're welcome to try it on a spare handset.
News Source: Android Police