Android P Beta 4, the final release before launch, rolls out to eligible developers right now. Beta 4 is the final publishing candidate, which means it should be very close to the final software that the public gets on its devices. More importantly, Google's release of the final release makes us one step closer to getting the Android P goodness available to all.
"Today's beta 4 update includes a publishing candidate building with the latest system behavior and the official Android P APIs (API level 28) available since Beta 2," said Dave Burke, Director of Engineering for Android. "It contains everything you need to pack up your testimonials in time for the upcoming official Android P release."
If you are not already running Android P-beta on compatible Pixel device, Burke also offers up-to-date login:
It's easy ̵1; you can get Android P Beta 4 on Pixel devices by signing up you here. If you're already registered in our Android Beta application, you'll automatically get the Beta 4 update soon. As always, downloadable system images for Pixel devices are also available. Partners participating in the Android P Beta program will also update their devices to Beta 4 in the coming weeks.
As always, caution is the name of the game if you update your daily driver for experimental beta software. Yes, this is the final publishing candidate, which means it's likely to be stable, but it's still not shipping software. Mistakes and mistakes can make your day's use challenging and you want to make sure you have full backup in case of disaster or just to downgrade.
If you do not have a Pixel device, wait for partner companies to create an image of Android P Beta 4 that is available to your device. Phones that include Sony Xperia XZ2, the Oppo R15 Pro, the Vivo X21, OnePlus 6 and the sentenced Essential PH-1 have all received previous Android P Beta builds.