Google today launched the third Android P beta with near-final system behaviors, latest bug fixes, optimizations for stability and polish, and the July 2018 security updates. If you’re a developer, this is your fourth Android P preview, and you can start testing your apps against this release by downloading the new preview from developer.android.com/preview. The preview includes an updated SDK with system images for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, and the official Android Emulator. If you’re already enrolled and received the Android P betas on your Pixel device, you’ll automatically get the update to Beta 3.

Google launched the first Android P developer preview in March, the second Android P developer preview at its I/O developers conference in May, and the third Android P developer preview in June. The first preview wasn’t made available via the Android Beta Program, which lets you access early Android builds via over-their-air updates, to emphasize that it’s for developers only and not intended for daily or consumer use. The betas, however, can be obtained at android.com/beta.

In addition to Google’s Pixel devices, the first Android P beta was made available on the Sony Xperia XZ2, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Nokia 7 Plus, Oppo R15 Pro, Vivo X21, OnePlus 6, and Essential PH‑1. As with Beta 2, Google says partners that are participating in the Android P Beta program will be updating their devices to Beta 3 “over the coming weeks.”

Android P Beta 3 also brings an update to the Android Studio build tools to include D8 as independent tool. To build with the new APIs, download the…

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