Google kicked off the Android Q beta in March and that means Pixel owners are likely wondering what to expect, what’s new, and when they’ll get Android 10 Q. And while Google hasn’t announced the exact release date, we now know it’s only “a few weeks away”. In the meantime, they’ve released six Android Q betas and here’s what you need to know.
While a lot of manufacturers are still busy delivering Android 9 Pie Google is pushing ahead to what’s next. They’ve confirmed the update for every Pixel phone, too, which is good news.
Android Q is official and it’s currently in beta testing for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3 XL, along with 15 other phones from several manufacturers. The first two betas came with several notable changes and Google waited until Google IO on May 7th to unveil some of the best ones. Those include a dark mode, tons of Assistant features, and more.
Then, beta 4 and 5 improved those new additions Now, the 6th and final release changed the gesture navigation controls once more, and is the final release before the software gets released around the globe. Plus, we’ll likely see Android 10 Q debut on the new Pixel 4 and 4 XL later this year.
Keep in mind that it’s still only in the beta testing phase, which means the vast majority of Pixel owners are still on Android 9 Pie and are waiting for Q. Plus, we don’t recommend the beta for most users, not yet. Even though this 6th beta is a “release candidate” and final software, you might as well wait another few weeks for the real update.
That said, if you have any of Google’s Pixel devices you’re probably curious about what might happen down the road so we’ve put together an early Google Pixel Android Q roadmap and expectations guide.
Here, we’ll take you through some things you should, and shouldn’t, expect from the Google Pixel Android Q update and release.
Expect a Long Beta Program with Six Releases
So far users are enjoying the sixth Android Q beta, which just arrived in early August.
This is the 6th and last beta Google will release before making Android Q official, giving it a name, and releasing it around the globe. The official release date is scheduled for late August, and today Google said it's "a few weeks away".
There is a roadmap Google released, but it doesn't share any concrete information that will help owners understand when exactly the update is coming. But, we do know they'll release six versions of Android Q before the 7th and final official update.
Basically, the long beta process is finally over, and we're just days away from Android 10.
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