No, it doesn't have a name yet -- Android Plum? Peppermint? Parsnip? -- or a release date, but the good news is you can get the Android P beta right now.
You'll also need an eligible device. The Beta Program page will tell you instantly if you have one, assuming you're signed into the same Google account that's connected to it. Here's the current list of P-compatible phones:
- Sony Xperia XZ2 ($690 at Amazon.com)
- Nokia 7 Plus
- Oppo R15 Pro
- Vivo X21
- Google Pixel ($323 at Amazon.com)
- Google Pixel XL ($460 at Amazon.com)
- Google Pixel 2 ($649 at Google Store)
- Google Pixel 2 XL ($849 at Google Store)
Needless to say, you should always make sure your data is backed up before installing a beta OS. Even then, this is something best left to experienced users.
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