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6 Reasons to Try the Android P Beta & 4 Reasons Not to



Don't Install Android P on Your Only Device

Don't Install Android P on Your Only Device

This should go without saying, but don't install Android P on your only device. If you have an extra Pixel XL now that you upgraded to the Oppo R15, go ahead. But, if you only have one phone, be smart and think about it before you start.

This is an early pre-release version of Google's new software. It's not perfect, and you will have issues. Yes, you will. I'm seeing some camera and WiFi issues, some games aren't working, the screen has some weird things going on, and features are still missing. Here on the 5th beta most of those are gone but that doesn't mean YOU won't have problems. Everyone will have a different experience or has different apps that may or may not work the same. 

Google specifically mentioned issues with the gallery, camera, and Bluetooth in Android P. Although they might have fixed some of those in this fifth release.

There is a big warning on the Android P download page. Take Google's advice, and only download it on a spare phone or tablet. Installing Android P on the main phone you use every single day, or take to work, is likely a bad idea. Because things could misbehave when you need them most. Google makes sure to mention this is for developers only, and not intended for daily use. 

Just be careful, and proceed with caution. 

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