Android Q First Beta is Live : Here is List of Android Q Compatible Devices & Features

Android Q First Beta is Live : Here is List of Android Q Compatible Devices & Features

Google released the first beta version of Android Q today. Google hasn't given any name to this new Android version yet. This beta version is now available for Pixel devices. Later on, it will be available for other Android devices.

What is Android Q & How you can get Android Q?

Android Q is the latest Android OS version by Google. With some advanced features and latest tech device compatibility. Google released the first beta version of the Android Q today.

You can download and run Android Q in all Pixel devices; we have listed names of all compatible Pixel devices below. To get Android Q in your pixel device, you need to be a part of the Google Android Beta program.

How to Download Android Q?

Once you are a part of Google's Beta program, you will receive the build over the air. For the first time Google allows only Android Q OTAs for compatible Android beta program users, else you can download system images for pixel devices from here. That way you have to install the Android Q version to test your app manually. Below is the step by step guide to flash Android Q in your Google Pixel device.

Note: After you back up your device data and download the system image below that matches your device, follow the flashing instructions to flash the image onto your device.

How to manual flash Android Q?

(Ref Link: We have re-shared the below steps from given link)

  • Download the appropriate system image for your device below, then unzip it to a safe directory.
  • Connect your device to your computer over USB.
  • Start the device in fastboot mode with one of the following methods:
  • Using the adb tool: With the device powered on, execute:
  • adb reboot bootloader
  • Using a key combo: Turn the device off, then turn it on and immediately hold down the relevant key combination for your device.

If necessary, unlock the device's bootloader using one of the following methods:

If you are updating a Nexus or Pixel device that is manufactured in 2015 or later (for example, a Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL device), run this command:

Manual Flashing Tutorial by Google:

Download Links :

Later on, they will release the stable version to download for other Android devices.

Why Android Q Beta first?

As we all know, Android betas are mainly aimed to help developers to optimise apps according to the UI of the upcoming Android version.

What are Features of Android Q?

Here we have the list of Top eye-catching features of Android Q :

Privacy: Google introduced new privacy and security policy with Android Q to enhance privacy for OS controls, file-based encryption, Google Play Protect, and more. With Android, Q Google has also provided options to control an apps' access to photos, videos or audio collections via new runtime permissions feature. Also, apps that access downloaded files on your device have to now go through the system file picker. Android Q has a unique real-time running feature which will prevent any background app from launching an activity unless it is essential, such as alarms or an incoming call.

Control over location: Android Q will give you more control over the location sharing. With Android Q, the user will have the option to provide app permission to use location all the time, only when the app is in use, or never. This is an extraordinary feature I found which will help your phone to save better and internet data.

Android Q First Beta is Live : Here is List of Android Q Compatible Devices & Features

Device location access and foldable screen support : 

With new folding smartphones support one can let two apps work simultaneously, and to notify the app when it has focus. Apart from that, Google will also give you to decide how your app is shown on foldable screens. We should hear more on that in the upcoming betas.

Sharing shortcuts: Android Q with a new shortcut feature in Android Q user can jump directly into another app for sharing content using a feature called Sharing Shortcuts. Also, the next Android version will include a new settings panel which will let you see key system settings such as Wi-Fi connection, network, and aeroplane mode on third-party apps via a floating window. (Source Yahoo)

Floating window

Imaging, audio, and video

Dynamic Depth Image: With new Android Q image feature, apps can request a 'dynamic Depth Image' which allows you to use specialised blurs and bokeh options as well as enjoy 3D images and support for AR photography.

Android Q First Beta is Live : Here is List of Android Q Compatible Devices & Features

Timeline for updates: With open source video codec AV1 support Android Q will allow media providers to support better quality audio while using less bandwidth. Android Q will also provide you with the data about video rendering capabilities of an Android device.

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List of Android Q Compatible Devices:

All devices in the Pixel lineup can download Android Q, here is the full list of device names.
  • Pixel
  • Pixel XL
  • Pixel 2
  • Pixel 2 XL (Review)
  • Pixel 3
  • Pixel 3 XL (Review)
We will keep updating this post or will share a new post regarding Android Q features or compatible devices.

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