Android Q Beta Could be Released Later Today for Pixel Devices

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The Android Q beta will include more smartphones than Android’s Pie

So, in order for the reports to be possible, the Android Q Beta should be available to testers, which is why we believe the first Android Q Beta build will be released on March 11.

Essentially, it's part of the core OS code, that makes it easier for OEMs to roll out software updates.

Last year Android 9 Pie was rolled out in beta form on handsets from Essential, Nokia, OnePlus, Oppo, Sony, Vivo and Xiaomi as well as the Google Pixels, and this year it looks like even more manufacturers will join the Android beta party. We're looking at even more handsets than previous year, although no specific models were named. Google is expected to release the first Android Q developer preview this month, and showcase the Android Q Beta (developer preview 2) at Google I/O 2019 in May this year.

Illiyan: Yeah, in fact it was fully due to Treble. And a Google engineer has now confirmed that more manufacturers will support the Android Q beta ...

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With Android Q still officially under wraps, not many details are known for sure about what we can expect from it in terms of new features.

Obviously, nothing is concrete until we have confirmation from Google, but all of this certainly suggests that some kind of Android Q beta will be coming soon. The number is bigger for the upcoming Android release, which I am very happy about. "But the trend is positive and strong, and I am very happy about this", said Mr Illiyan Malchev, Android Developer at Google. And I think it was for the first time we had all of these companies line up to do developer previews and betas for Android Pie well ahead of the AOSP publication date. Over the weekend, we heard that the beta tests for Android Q will include more devices than the ones that were run for Android Pie, but it's likely that we'll be waiting until Google IO in May to learn which OEMs made the cut.

While he didn't reveal the exact number or name of the devices which would be eligible for the Android Q Beta Program, he did admit that this year, the Beta program will have wide coverage.

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