Android Q Beta Arriving on March 13, Tips Leaked Google Document

Doris Richards
March 12, 2019

We got our first glimpse at Android Q last month via a leaked build.

As per an image shared by a Redditor, Google is planning to release the Android Q first beta on Wednesday, March 13. Android Q is touted to be the most privacy-centric version of the operating system. However, past year things changed when Google allowed non-Pixel phones to its beta programme. Some of the phones that we saw running the Android 9 Pie early previews including Essential PH-1, Nokia 7 Plus, OnePlus 6, Oppo R15 Pro, Sony Xperia XZ2, Vivo X21 and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S.

This means that more Android smartphone manufacturers could include support for beta access.

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. 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.

This comes hot on the heels of another revelation that Google will add more phone companies to the Android Q beta, as Iliyan Malchev from Google's Project Treble team said on the Android Developers Backstage podcast.

Since there was no word on March 11 or even 12, Android Police is reporting that the Android Q Beta releases on Wednesday, March 13. Mark your calendars if you wish to test the early builds of the unreleased OS. This is apparently a confirmation that the beta will drop on March 11th.

If you have a phone such as a Pixel or a phone that received the Beta past year go and charge it and get ready to check out the beginnings of what to expect in Android Q.

We always love to hear about the new Android version and its features. We'll get you started with our best guess, which is Quesito.

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