The fall lineup for Google’s latest releases are just around the corner and with that, the company has been hard at work with a fresh version of Android. Today the development team has revealed their final developer preview in the form of Android P beta version 4 (Developer Preview number 5). This final software bump will be the last stage of polishing before consumers get the official OS update with a tasty new moniker to go with it.
Today’s Beta 4 update includes a release candidate build with final system behaviors and the official Android P APIs (API level 28), available since Beta 2. It includes everything you need to wrap up your testing in time for the upcoming official Android P release.
This makes this essentially the release candidate with most of the features we’ll see in a few months. With that, Google is reminding developers to take one last test run to ensure compatibility with Android P’s new features. Multi-tasking gestures, Adaptive Battery, and notch support are all mentioned as items Mountain View wants developers to pay close attention to in an effort to make the user experience as solid as they can for the faithful Android users.
The new system images are live now, direct from Google’s image portal for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. If you don’t want the full system image you can also sideload the OTA from that developer landing page as well. As always, for those less adventurous, you can wait for the OTA to simply be pushed to your phone over the network. You can hit the beta signup page if you haven’t already as well to install the latest beta.