Google has just announced the tenth version of Android, the Android Q at Google I/O 2019. The new version brings a ton of features including a highly-requested dark mode and improved navigation gestures. The full release of Android Q will take place later this fall. In the meanwhile, interested users can get their hands on the Android Q Beta 3 which is available starting today.
Google has announced that as many as 21 phones will be getting the Android 10 Q Beta before its official release. The devices that made it to the list include 13 smartphone manufacturers including Xiaomi, OnePlus and Realme.
List of Android Q Beta 3 supported devices
- Asus Zenfone 5z
- Essential PH-1
- HMD Global Nokia 8.1
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro
- LG G8
- OnePlus 6/6T
- Oppo Reno
- Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
- Realme 3 Pro
- Sony Xperia XZ3
- Tecno Spark 3 Pro
- Vivo X27, NEX S, NEX A
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G, Mi 9
How to Download and Install Android Q Beta 3-
If you are a developer or just a regular user who wants to get their hands on the latest version of Android, Android Q, you can do so in any of the following ways:
1. Get Android Q Beta on a Google Pixel device over-the-air (Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, or Pixel XL)
It is one of the easiest ways to get Android Q Beta on a Google Pixel device. For this, all you need to do is enrol your device in the Android Beta for Pixel program by visiting this page.
Once enrolled, your device will receive regular over-the-air (OTA) updates from the latest Android Q builds till the final release.
Before you begin performing the entire process, it is recommended that you take a backup of all your data before proceeding with enrolling your device to prevent any data loss.
2. Download and manually flash Android Q Beta on a Google Pixel device
It is a pretty straightforward procedure. All you need to do is manually download and flash your Pixel device to the latest Android Q Beta build. For this, you can head to this page and find the latest image for your Pixel device, along with instructions on how to flash the image.
3. Get Android Q Beta on eligible partner devices
With Project Treble, a lot of Google’s device-maker partners are offering Android Q Beta on some of their devices. This partners list includes ASUS, Essential, Huawei, LG, Nokia, OnePlus, OPPO, Realme, Sony, TECNO, Vivo, and Xiaomi. So if you own a device from any of these manufacturers, you can visit this page and find your device manufacturer from the list.
On each device manufacturer’s list, you will be presented with a system image that you can download and flash on your device, or receive as an over-the-air (OTA) update delivery from the manufacturer, along with the steps for the installation process. The system image and installation process can be found for each manufacturer by hitting the ‘GET THE BETA’ button. And in case you come across an issue, the same can be reported using the ‘REPORT ISSUES’ on each partner’s feedback channel.
Enjoy the latest Beta for Android Q and let us know your experience in the comments section below. And don’t forget that opting for Android Q beta will wipe your device clean, so make sure you have your important data backed up safe before updating.