OnePlus 6 will be unveiled on May 16 and reach the Indian market on May 17. We are just a week away from the announcement of the much-awaited flagship smartphone and there is interesting information. It has been confirmed that the OnePlus flagship will receive the Android P Beta.
OnePlus is known for its ability to roll out consistent software updates. With this announcement, it becomes one of the early smartphone makers to work along with Google to make use of the latest iteration of Android. The company did the same with the OnePlus 5 and 5T and these were among the first devices to get the Android Oreo update.
The company claims that over 135,000 community members have already signed up to receive the upcoming flagship killer via The Lab program. Also, interested users can try the latest Android update on the soon to be launched smartphone by visiting the dedicated webpage on the company's official site.
Given that the OnePlus 6 will receive the beta version of Android P, it is clear that the device will get the Project Treble support. However, there is no clarity regarding the same from the company.
The dedicated page on the OnePlus website shows that the beta build of the Android P will work as a baseline version of the OS. It is said to be capable of helping developers develop and optimize their applications. It also highlights features such as Rich Notifications, Display Cutout Support, and the ability to stream using two or more cameras at the same time.
Android P is the latest iteration of the OS announced at the Google I/O 2018 event on Tuesday. The Developer Preview of this update is already out for download on select devices. To refresh, the Android P platform comes with features such as an improved notification panel, new security features, design changes, multi-camera support and a lot more.
The Developer Preview 1 was already out and now the Developer Preview 2 has also been rolled out. Google has released a timeline for users to track the release of the update. Going by the same, the Developer Preview 3 along with the final APIs could be rolled out in June. The final release of the OS might happen in the third quarter of this year.