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Samsung Galaxy Android Q Update: 7 Things to Expect & 3 Not To

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Google’s confirmed Android Q which means Samsung Galaxy users are starting to wonder about the future. Samsung hasn’t confirmed Android Q yet, but here are a few things you can expect from the company’s Android Q roll out for Galaxy phones and tablets.

Samsung’s Android Pie update is finally picking up steam. The company’s pushed the upgrade out to the Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy A series, Galaxy J series, and Galaxy Tab S4 with more updates on the way in May and June.

Most Galaxy users are focused on Android Pie and for good reason. There are still a ton of devices stuck on Android 8.0 and Android 8.1 Oreo.

That said, the arrival of Android Q has piqued the interest of many users and we’re starting to get questions about Google’s newest operating system.

Android Q is official and it’s currently in beta testing for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL and an assortment of other devices from popular Android OEMs like Essential, LG, OnePlus, and Sony.

The first batch of Android Q betas come with several notable changes and the company revealed additional features on stage during Google I/O 2019.

The official version of Android Q isn’t going to hit Galaxy devices anytime soon. Google’s planned an extensive Android Q beta and the final release will come much later in the year.

However, we should see an Android Q beta hit select Galaxy devices in 2019. And if we’re lucky, it’ll land a lot sooner than the Android Pie beta did back in 2018.

Many Galaxy users are curious about what might happen down the road so we’ve put together an early Samsung Galaxy Android Q roadmap.

In this early guide to the Samsung Galaxy Android Q update we’ll take you through some things you should, and shouldn’t, expect from the update and the release.

Some parts of the release are extremely difficult to predict at this stage, but we can make some educated guesses based on Samsung’s Android release protocol.

Expect a Samsung Galaxy Android Q Beta

Expect a Samsung Galaxy Android Q Beta

The first Galaxy Android Q updates are months away and the official release might not land until the end of the year. Fortunately, some of you will be able to try the update long before that via a beta.

It's early so we don't have any official details, but you can expect Samsung to bring an Android Q beta to select devices ahead of the public release. 

Last year, select OEMs joined Pixel devices in the early, pre-release Android Pie beta. Samsung devices weren't a part of this beta and the company offered its own Android Pie beta through its Galaxy Beta Program. Samsung's beta came months after the official Android Pie release.

It looks like the company is sticking to this game plan for Android Q because Samsung isn't part of Google's early Android Q beta program. 

Google is working with 12 OEMs and here are the phones taking part in the company's early Android Q beta program:

  • Asus Zenfone 5z
  • Essential PH-1
  • Nokia 8.1
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • LG G8
  • 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

The good news is that Samsung's expanded its beta program to non-flagships. The company released the Android Pie beta for the Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, and Galaxy A. The company used to limit the beta to its flagship Galaxy S phone. 

In other words, you can expect the Galaxy S10, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9, and others to take part in the Android Q beta when the time comes. 

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3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Justin J Zaremski

    03/15/2019 at 9:49 am

    Updated this morning. In text mode can only see avatars, no contact names. Bugs me!

  2. Javed

    03/22/2019 at 4:20 am

    Waiting for an stable release, especially for my big monster note 9…:)

  3. Greg M

    05/10/2019 at 3:18 pm

    I have 3 devices with Beta 3. Pixel (Gen 1), Essential, and OnePlus 6T. The 6T has tons of problems that the other 2 devices do not exhibit. Fingerprint reader issues, app crashes and problems displaying imported text messages.

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