The very first developer preview of Google’s Android Q Beta is now available. Here is what we can expect in this version, with its release date and Name.
Google’s Android Q Beta developer preview is now available. It
Currently the Beta program is supported by Oneplus 6, Nokia 7 plus, Oppo R15 pro, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Vivo X21, Sony Xperia XZ2. But the google has announced that on 7 May it the beta program will support many other device.
Android Q Beta Download
If you got the compatible device then you can easily download the beta program in it. However, we do not recommend using this for the present because of being a developer preview.
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If you are still willing to install it than here’s how you do it.
Step 1: Firstly fully backup your device by going to setting and Backup.
Step 2: Enrol in the Android Beta program here.
Step 3: Wait for an update or check manually Setting>System>System Update.
Android Q Release Date
The developer preview of the beta program is available now. The public beta is said to be announced on 7 May at Google I/O 2019. And the final release can be expected to land in August.
We cannot expect the program to directly roll over to all the devices but the program will first be available to pixel devices as they are a part of beta programme.
Not every Android Version will be able to get this update. See the table below to know the distribution percentage to particular android version.
Android Q Name
Google has been naming its android version like a sweet treat. Since the beginning we have seen this android version which are listed below.
- Android Donut v1.6
- Android Eclair v2.0
- Android Froyo v2.2
- Android Gingerbread v2.3
- Android Honey Comb v3.0
- Android Icecream Sandwich v4.0
- Android Jelly Bean v4.1
- Android Kitkat v4.4
- Android Lollipop v5.0
- Android Marshmallow v6.0
- Android Nougat v7.0
- Android Oreo v8.0
- Android Pie v9.0
This was the Android versions to date. So what can we expect from Q? Android Queen, Android Quiche?
Android Q Features
After the release of developer preview we can see this new features in this Android Q Beta program.
- Battery icon in quick setting which shows how long the battery is gonna last.
- Screen cast recording which once gets active can be triggered by a long press on the screen.
- Ability to share Wifi network via QR code.
- Accent Colour customization.
- Quick action on notifications which shows you ability to block, show silently and keep alerting.
- Emergency shortcut button available in power options.
- Desktop mode.
- Support for the foldable phone.
Android Q Rumors
As we have already lost the recent tabs features in the Android Pie v9.0. There is currently a rumor that the beta program will have the loss of back button. The back button function could be probably replaced by the single home button.