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Android Q Beta Could be Released Later Today for Pixel Devices

Android Q Beta Could be Released Later Today for Pixel Devices

At one point, the tracker presented a link to check for existing bugs, which filtered results by date starting on March 11.

It's not clear yet on which other brands and smartphones will be allowed on the Android Q beta programme, more details will be revealed in May at Google's I/O 2019 conference, where Google traditionally showcases beta developer previews of its upcoming flagship Android update. Several media reports suggest that Google is gearing up to introduce Android Q (or whatever the search giant may call the next software version) and will release the software very soon.

We have been speculating when Android Q Beta was going to launch with most speculation pointing to the middle of this current month based on previous years. While talking in the Android Developers Backstage podcast, the developer has confirmed Google's plan to collaborate with even more manufacturers for Android Q Beta program. I assumed that was in part due to Treble, making it easier for those devices to be....

"At Google I/O [2018], when we did the first beta, we had all these companies lined up and that was really that wonderful", Malchev said.

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That should be exciting news to anyone looking to test the new version of Android, whether they're developers or not. "But the trend is positive and strong, and I am very happy about this". This indicates that the beta could be launched today and we are eagerly waiting for it. "I can not share the exact numbers yet", the report quoted Malchev as saying.

As per an image shared by a Redditor, Google is planning to release the Android Q first beta on Wednesday, March 13. The Android Q Beta bug tracker can be used to report issues related to Android Q Beta only and the testers can star or comment on an issue which has been already posted.

With Android Pie in 2018, this mean manufacturers like Sony, Oppo, OnePlus, Nokia, Essential and Xiaomi were able to join the early beta phase and have the new software available to try, weeks before it was released publicly.


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