Google has released the Android P Beta 3 also known as Android P Developer Preview 4 (DP4). This is the next level in the Android P version. The developer APIs have already been finalised in the previous update. The final version of Android P, which is the Android P Beta will be out in the summer.
The latest bug fixes and stability tweaks along with security updates will all be included in the Android P Beta 3. Google is sending out these major updates to the developers before the final version of the Android P is made available to the public later this summer.
The Android P Beta 3 comes a month after Google came out with the Android P Beta 2. The Android P Beta 2 included the final APIs which is the API level 28 and other interface enhancements.
In order to get Android P Beta 3 on your Pixel devices, you need to get enrolled. In case you have already enrolled and have received the Android P Beta 2 on your Pixel device, then it will automatically get updated to the Android P Beta 3.
What can we expect from the Android P Beta 3 update?
The developer APIs have been finalized in the previous update and the Android P Beta 3 will be the final version. The finalized APIs will enable the developers to start testing and developing apps for the new software.
The updated Android P Beta 3 update will come with Beta 3 system images for Pixel devices and also the Android emulator.
The system tools that are available include the support for multi-camera, display cutout, enhanced notifications and ImageDecoder among others.
With the Android P Beta 3, there is a change in the sliding mode on the multitasking screen. Previously you could drag it on the right side of the display, but now it can be dragged along the entire width of the display.
The apps you are switching between are brought to the forefront bringing the apps into full view.
Another feature of the Android P Beta 3 is that you can easily navigate to the last app that has been used by swiping from left to right anywhere on the navigation bar of the display area.
How can you get access to Android P Beta 3?
The Android P Beta 3 will be available on all the Pixel devices. In case the user has already enrolled and received the Android P Beta 2 on their Pixel device they will automatically get an update to the Android P Beta .
For those who do not have the beta version need to enrol in the Android Beta programme in order to test the latest update. Since it may contain some bugs it is advisable to install Android P Beta 3 on a secondary device.
There is another option, whereby you can get the Android P Beta experience on an Android Emulator in case you do not want to install it on your Pixel device without the fear of being affected by bugs.
The developers have been given the details and documentation on the Developer Preview site and there is a feedback window to make the platform better before it is released to the public.