Google Launches Android Q Beta 1, Available Now for All Pixel Phones

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Google launches the first beta version of Android Q, which is the next Version/upgrade of Google’s mobile operating system and comes as the successor to Android P released last year.

This is the first beta (Beta 1) release of the Android Q (Android 10) operating system and it would be available only for the Google Pixel devices; other Android smartphone users will have to wait a while to taste the Android Q till later this year around September.

“Android Q brings a number of additional privacy and security features for users, as well as enhancements for foldables, new APIs for connectivity, new media codecs and camera capabilities, NNAPI extensions, Vulkan 1.1 support, faster app startup, and more”, Google said in the Android Q announcement blog post published on Google Blog.

Android Q Beta 1 is the fourth Android OS that Google has introduced developer preview in March month way ahead of its final or stable release. Earlier, Google has launched the developer preview of Android N (Android Nougat), Android O (Android Oreo), and Android P (Android Pie).

All Google Pixel mobile phones (Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL) users will be able to install the Android Q Beta 1 on their phone. If you own any of these devices then you can get started with Beta 1 today by enrolling any Pixel device, go to the Android Beta Program web page and sign in to your Google Account to see a list of your eligible devices. After selecting the eligible device You’ll get an over-the-air update that way, just like you normally would for stable versions of Android.

Google has expected to reveal more information and features about the upcoming Android operating system Android Q in Google I/O about to happen in May this year.

Finally, Google has added a better way to share the WiFi passwords in Android Q, now you can share your WiFI password by showing the QR code; though it’s not a unique feature, Xiaomi’s MIUI is already having this feature since a long back.


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