The next generation of Android mobile operating system is here and it’s now called "Android P" or "Android 9" from mighty Google. The latest Android 9 is a successor of Android 8 Oreo released last year. According to Google, Android 9 is simple, speedy, and loaded with several new features, functions, and interface changes to extend apps and games experience of users to a whole new level. We have already discussed the new and upcoming Android 9 features in our previous blogpost. At this initial stage, Google has released the Official Android 9 Developer Preview Beta System Image and OTA Image Files for Google Pixel smartphones and tablets i.e. Pixel XL 2, Pixel 2, Pixel XL, and Pixel and for some other non-Google or non-Pixel devices supported by "Project Treble" i.e. Essential Phone, Nokia 7 Plus, Oppo R15 Pro, Sony Xperia XZ2, Vivo X21UD, Vivo X21, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S and OnePlus 6 for free download and installation. So if you have any of the aforementioned device, then here we are sharing the Official Download Links of Android 9 Beta OTA Image and System Image Files below.
What's New in Android 9 Features?
Google has made quite a few changes in Android P Update within core system level, and some little enhancements in user-interface and material design. You can read the addition of top best Android 9 features in our previous article.
Supported Android Phones with Android 9 Beta:
Currently and initially, all Google Pixel cell phones and some other non-Google or non-Pixel devices powered by "Project Treble" such as; Essential Phone, Nokia 7 Plus, Oppo R15 Pro, Sony Xperia XZ2, Vivo X21UD, Vivo X21, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S and OnePlus 6 are compatible with Android 9 Update.
If you own any other branded device model apart from above mentioned names from Samsung, Nokia, Motorola, Sony, Huawei, LG, Asus, Xiaomi, Vivo, HTC, Oppo, Lenovo etc. then you will need to wait for some months to get the official Android 9 update directly from your device makers.
- Google Pixel (sailfish)
- Google Pixel XL (marlin)
- Google Pixel 2 (walleye)
- Google Pixel XL 2 (taimen)
- Essential Phone
- Nokia 7 Plus
- Oppo R15 Pro
- Sony Xperia XZ2
- Vivo X21 UD
- Vivo X21
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
- OnePlus 6
If you own compatible and supported Google Pixel device, then you can manually flash Android 9 system image and OTA image files in three simple ways i.e.
- Manually flash Android 9 factory image by following the official Google guide available Here.
- Android users and developers can also experience Android 9 by setting up Android P SDK and Emulator on Windows, macOS and Linux computers and laptops.
- You can enroll compatible Android P device with Android Beta Program to get instant over-the-air Android 9 OTA Updates directly from Google. For further details, Visit Here.
Download Android 9 Beta 4 Update for Google Pixel Devices: (Build: PPP5.180610.010)Download Android 9 Beta 1 Update for Google Pixel Devices: (Build: PPP2.180412.013)
- Download Android 9 Beta 4 for Pixel (sailfish)
- Download Android 9 Beta 4 for Pixel XL (marlin)
- Download Android 9 Beta 4 for Pixel 2 (walleye)
- Download Android 9 Beta 4 for Pixel 2 XL (taimen)