How to get the Android Q right now (Beta)
On 7th of July, 2019, Google released the fifth, out of six expected preview builds for the Android Q, which is expected to, officially, debut sometime in August, 2019. However, if your device is listed in the official list of the Android Q Beta Program, then you can get your hands on the Android Q’s beta version, right now, without wasting any time. Plus, if you have already tried the previous 4 builds, and were waiting for a more stable upgrade, then look no further, as Google claims that the fifth build is suitable for daily use. With that being said, you should still proceed with caution.
This article serves the purpose of guiding users on how to get the Android Q, right now, if they are not willing to wait for the official launch. Despite being the Beta Program, you will still be experiencing the features that’ll most likely end up in the final version, so there’s nothing to lose here.
Moving on, similar to the Android Pie, Google, this time, with the Android Q, too, has expanded the Beta program to other smartphones, asides their own Pixel lineup. The Android Q Beta Program now supports 23 different phones, from various smartphone manufacturers.
Bear in mind, that since this is the Beta Program, we wouldn’t recommend anyone, to try out the program on their primary driver as there will be few caveats like bugs, diminishing battery life, and vice versa. Google even warns users, in the following message: ‘Certain functionality (including core functionality, such as your ability to place and receive calls) or applications may not work properly.’
Before we jump to the installation procedure, be sure to check the following list out, to see, if your device is actually compatible with the Android Q Beta program:
- Google Pixel 3XL
- Google Pixel 3
- Google Pixel 3A XL
- Google Pixel 3A
- Google Pixel 2XL
- Google Pixel 2
- ASUS Zenfone 5Z
- Essential Phone PH1
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro
- LG G8 ThinQ
- Nokia 8.1
- OnePlus 6T
- Oppo Reno
- Realme 3 Pro
- Sony Xperia XZ3
- Tecno Spark 3 Pro
- Vivo X27
- Vivo NEX S
- Vivo NEX A
- Xiaomi Mi 9
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G
Does your device fall in the above list? If yes, then the procedure is quite simple. If you own a Pixel device, by Google, then you simply need to visit the Google Beta Website, the link for which is: https://www.google.com/android/beta. Head out to this site, and opt for the program.
If you have non-pixel phones (from the above list), then you simply need to visit the following webpage, in order to see the instructions from each respective, eligible device: https://developer.android.com/preview/devices.
Some manufacturers like OnePlus will require you to factory reset your phone, during the installation process, while other manufacturers simply resound to the ‘Over-the-air (OTA)’ method for installation.
Also, you have the option to leave the Beta program, entirely, if you can’t simply stand the bugs, and want to wait it out, till the official version launches. However, you will need to factory reset your phone, if you wish to leave.
But since this article was to show you how to get access to the Beta Program, for the Android Q. If your device falls in the list, be sure to try the Android Q Beta program, and check out the exclusive features of the latest anticipated software, by Google.