Android Q Beta to Be Available to More Smartphones, May Release Today

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XDA Developers Editor-in-Chief Mishaal Rahman discovered that Google has launched the bug tracker it'll use for Android Q beta testing.

Google Pixel series owners will be able to download and install the Android Q developer preview on their phones.

Essentially, it's part of the core OS code, that makes it easier for OEMs to roll out software updates. In 2018, it was 7 OEM's, excluding Google, have got the access to test Android Pie on the devices and those were, Essential Phone, OnePlus 6, Nokia 7 Plus, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Vivo X21, Oppo R15 Pro and Sony's Xperia XZ2. And a Google engineer has now confirmed that more manufacturers will support the Android Q beta ... According to staff at GSM Arena, the Android Q Developer Preview will launch during Google I/O conference May 7, but the folks over at AndroidAuthority are calling for a release as early as today due to a bug tracker showing a date of March 11 as the day that public reports will be accepted. The new report suggests that for the next Android version aka Android Q, Google is working on collaborating with more and more OEMs to have them run Android Q Beta update. Every year, around this time Google usually takes the wraps off its latest Android Beta version. We're looking at even more handsets than past year, although no specific models were named.

Even though it still feels like we're just getting going with Android Pie in some ways, the next version of Android is just around the corner.

Speaking to the hosts of the Android Developers Backstage podcast, the Project Treble team said the number of companies participating in the Android 10 beta will be bigger than the previous year. 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. I can not share the exact numbers yet.

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