Android Q beta 3 was announced at Google I/O. This yearly event always promises to bring innovations from Google.
I/O brings together developers from around the world for talks, hands-on learning. Participants will meet Google experts, have interactive experiences, and last but not least — a first look at Google’s latest products and updates.
Android Q Features
Some interesting features of Android Q betai ncludes full screen gesture, and a new dark theme mode that saves battery, Family Link (as a parent you can be linked to your child’s device), Digital well being, Live Caption (this fear brings real-time captions to media on your phone – videos, podcasts, and audio messages, across any app—even stuff you record yourself) and Focus Mode(allows you to concentrate on getting things done). Others includes seamless connection to 5G (5G compatible), smooth operations on foldable phones. Android Q to ensure that screen continuity is seamless in these transitions, and apps and games can pick up right where they left off. . Improved Security :Android Q also adds support for TLS 1.3, a major revision to the TLS standard that includes performance benefits and enhanced security.
Improved Privacy: Android Q gives users more control over when apps can get location. Apps still ask the user for permission, but now in Android Q the user has greater choice over when to allow access to location — such as only while the app is in use, all the time, or never.
Devices that can Run Android Q Beta
Currently there are 19 devices which can install the Android Q beta builds immediately that list is bound to increase. However, all Google Pixels phone can run the Android Q beta without an emulator.
Here are the major phone brands that are part of the beta test program : Huawei, Xiaomi, Nokia, Sony, Vivo, OPPO, OnePlus, ASUS, LGE, TECNO, Essential, and realme.
Surprisingly missing from that list is Samsung while newer brands like Realme made the list.
Here are a list of some of the smartphone models that support Android Q Beta.
- Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G
- Xiaomi Mi 9
- Nokia 8.1
- All Pixel phones (Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, or Pixel XL)
- LGE G8
- Essential Phone
- Sony Xperia XZ3
- OPPO Reno
- Vivo NEX S
- Vivo X27
- Vivo NEX A
- TECNO SPARK 3 Pro
Tips you must Know before Joining the Android Q beta test
1. Please do not forget to backup your data before upgrading to Android Q.
2. Please download the Q Beta build for your particular device if you are using a none Pixel device.
3.Please opt-in to the Q build via the fastboot method.
How to Installed Android Q Beta
- Get Android Q — Enroll a Pixel device or set up an emulator.
- Set up your environment — See the Setup Guide for details.
- Review what’s new — Get familiar with the privacy features and behavior changes that may affect your app.
- Test your app — Run through the flows and look for issues
- Update your app — Targeting Q if possible, test with users via beta channels or other groups.
Points to note:
A Note Of Caution
Here is the list of known issues you might encounter with the Android Q Beta build.
2. Device restarts after user selects wireless projection device in the “Wireless display”.
3. Default print service stops after device connects to WiFi to print photos from gallery.
4. “Settings” app stops running after user deactivates shortcut to mute device.
5. “Settings” app stops running after user selects “Gestures”.
6. “File” app stops running after refresh.
7. Unable to switch color in settings.
8. “Settings” app crashes after “Automatic brightness” is selected.