The second developer preview of Android P, also known as the Android P Beta 2, is now available for the Nokia 7 Plus. The smartphone from HMD Global was one of the initial devices to have access to the early developer preview version of Android P, and we detailed how you can install Android P on the phone back in May. The latest update is now available, and can be flashed onto the device manually.
The point of the developer preview program is to allow app and product developers to test out the latest software in order to optimize apps for it. The software is extremely unstable and lacking in many key features, considering that it is an early version of the next edition of Android. If you’re using your Nokia 7 Plus as your everyday device, we do not recommend you install the Android P Beta on the device, and stick to the stable version of the software for the phone.
XDA Developers, which broke the story about the availability of the second beta, states that the latest version brings the Android security patch level to June 5, 2018. Spotted by NokiaPowerUser, the update also brings support for Google’s augmented reality platform ARCore, which will allow you to install and try out augmented reality-based apps on the smartphone.
The update will be delivered via OTA if you already have your Nokia 7 Plus on the Beta program, but this will take some time to roll out. Users who don’t want to wait can manually load it onto the device by downloading the package from Nokia’s Developer Portal, and following the sideloading procedure.
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Nokia 7 Plus Specifications and Price
The Nokia 7 Plus was launched earlier this year, and comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC. The phone also has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, and is a part of the Android One program, sporting stock Android 8.1 Oreo. The phone features a dual-camera setup at the rear, and a 6-inch full-HD+ 18:9 IPS LCD screen. The phone is priced at Rs 25,999 in India, and is available online on Amazon India.