Of course, that doesn't mean end users hoping to get an early taste of the upcoming version won't be jumping on the new beta, too.
Alongside Google, Essential also released a new Android P Beta update to the Essential PH-1 smartphone and other devices in the Android P Beta program such as the Nokia 7 Plus, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S will pick up the update very soon.
There's enough reason (and, now, enough stability) to join the Android public beta if you don't want to wait until August to try out this year's changes. There should be another release candidate later on this month, followed by the final release later this quarter.
They also tweeted that the new Android P Beta build with July security patches is rolling out. However, OEM partners who're participating in the trial as part of Google's Project Treble will be updating their devices to the new beta in the coming weeks. Among the system tools available here are multi-camera support, enhanced notifications, display cutout (notches for days) and ImageDecoder. The Essential Phone is already joining the party.
The first phones to debut the operating system out of the box may arrive at the IFA expo at the beginning of September.
These are the changes included in the Android P Developer Preview 4.