How to get Android 10 Q beta on your phone right now

Noel Cummings
March 15, 2019

If you have a Pixel device, you can head here to download the beta.

If you're using any Pixel phone though, you're set.

You're no dummy - you know just how fragile this digital life you've built can be - and so you take all manner of steps to protect yourself, using strong passwords, keeping on top of the latest software updates, and making backups of all your important data.

Google releases first Android Q beta for Pixel phones

Unless you're an Android developer, you may want to give this build of Android Q a pass. Android Q will include improvements there, too, allowing apps to request a Dynamic Depth image that includes a JPEG, XMP metadata related to depth elements, and a depth and confidence map all in the same file.

Android Pie is still being rolled out to various smartphones - but that hasn't stopped Google from releasing its next big OS update.

We expect more devices will be added to the Android Q beta before long, but for now, it's pretty much a Pixel party. The updated OS includes new camera capabilities, faster app launch and foldable screen support, among other things. Google also has system images available for the Pixel, Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 to use an Android emulator.

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Which phones support Android Q beta/developer preview? Users will also get more control on apps when it comes to accessing the location. The Android Q Beta is now available to download on select handsets.

Android Q has a number of new features in addition to measures meant to enhance privacy and security.

Even though the original Pixel-series devices released in 2016 came with no promise of Android Q, Google is still supporting them with this latest version of the firmware, though this is nearly certainly the a year ago it's doing so.

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As well as the above, it is hoped that there will be a system-wide dark mode implemented with an "override" option to force apps without dark mode to work with the night-friendly colour scheme.

How can I get the Android Q beta? You will find more information about these new features in our article dedicated to the new features of Android Q. Yes, Google has extended the support for the good old smartphone after hearing feedback from many users. They will receive an update when opting in, opting out, while in the program, and a final update to the stable public release upon graduation from program.

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