More than 7 non-Google phones will be on Android Q beta


What will come in Android Q is still a mystery, but an early dev build acquired by XDA Developers suggests a system-wide dark more, more refined permissions and Face ID-style logins could be coming with the next OS version.

Google seems to have updated the bug tracker in the time since Rahman's tweet went live, but the link that he shared still leads to a page for tracking issues in the Android Q developer preview. This is apparently a confirmation that the beta will drop on March 11th.

Although its too early to talk about Android Q, mostly due to the fact that a lot of devices are yet to receive the update.

Malchev did not reveal the names of the companies that might be added or even how many of them would be added, but the number is expected to be higher than the seven companies from the Android Pie beta testing. "Malchev stated ".when we did the first beta, we had all these companies lined up and that was really that unbelievable. 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. The number is bigger for the upcoming Android release, but we don't quite know the OEMs involved just yet.

It looks like Google is already working on the next major version of its mobile operating system, Android Q. I can not share the exact numbers yet. Most of us are expecting some kind of Android Q beta to kick off at Google IO 2019, but before that happens, Google may be looking run a smaller-scale test.

As per an image shared by a Redditor, Google is planning to release the Android Q first beta on Wednesday, March 13. 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.