Android Q Beta may launch today with Support for additional Smartphones

Yolanda Curtis
March 11, 2019

A news about the Android Q has been leaked and it suggests that more and more smartphones will get the Android Q Beta update when compared to Android 9 Pie. Google has opened up Android Q Beta bug tracker and it will be launched on 11th of March. This is apparently a confirmation that the beta will drop on March 11th.

Mr. Malchev could not share the exact number of devices that will be part of the Android Q Beta Program, nor could he reveal which devices would be a part of it. We're looking at even more handsets than a year ago, although no specific models were named.


The Android Q developer preview, an early version of the major Android update planned for later this year, may launch today. I assumed that was in part due to Treble, making it easier for those devices to be.... 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.

Historically, Google had limited availability of the early Android beta versions to the Google Pixel series, but past year was the first time that non-Pixel devices were compatible with the beta version. The first Android P developer preview was released in March, with the second Android P developer preview, known as Android P Beta, released at Google I/O in May previous year and featuring several OEMs in the beta programme. Essential, Nokia, OnePlus, Oppo, Sony, Vivo, and Xiaomi had limited devices that could be used with the beta version, giving developers and advanced users early access to the latest version of Android. For reference, we tend to release the new version of Android some time in August. "But the trend is positive and strong, and I am very happy about this", said Mr Illiyan Malchev, Android Developer at Google.


Illiyan didn't reveal the exact number of devices that will possibly be a part of the Android Q Beta Program, neither did he identify the phones.


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