You Can Get Android Q Now if You Have a Google Pixel

Google Releases Android Q Beta for Developers, Early Adopters

Google Announces Android Q Beta: Faster Apps, Privacy Boosts, and More

Google released the first beta of Android Q yesterday, and as expected, there are a bunch of major features.

If you wonder when your device will receive the official Android Q, no one on the planet can tell you that because the final version of Q doesn't exist, and until Google publishes the AOSP version of Q (sometime during the summer), no manufacturer can really start implementing the new version across their portfolio.

"We're making Dynamic Depth an open format for the ecosystem, and we're working with our device-maker partners to make it available across devices running Android Q and later", Burke said. You need a Google Pixel - 1,2 or 3, it doesn't matter which version - to be eligible.

Included in the Android Q upgrade are improved security and privacy features which include being able to limit access to your location especially when they are not in use.

Android Q comes with plenty of other changes aimed at improving the overall experience of using the OS.

If you found this post useful and decide to share it on social media, please link back to us! Google is also enabling Android Q to prevent apps from launching an activity while in the background, meaning that an app won't be able to just jump to the foreground and take over your focus.

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If you have an "always on" mode activated on your Pixel phone, you'll notice that Android Q displays what's now playing (if anything actually is playing), whether it's a track from Spotify or a podcast episode.

A new interesting feature is sharing WiFi via QR codes, which is much better than changing the password to some simple number array to make the network easier for sharing.

In the same leaked beta from February, there was apparently a system-wide dark mode, which would activate the darker colors in all apps, and recolor apps that didn't have a dark theme built in. For example, if you're using a browser but you've got no internet connection, a setting panel can pop up and display the Internet Connectivity panel so that you can quickly toggle on Wi-Fi or mobile data without leaving your app. Windows phone users may remember that from the before-times, but now Google is bringing it to default Android.

The Beta 1 is only available for Pixel Devices.

You'll then get future beta updates and eventually the stable release automatically as they appear. Considering HMD's close relationship with Google, it's very likely that Nokia smartphones will be a part of the beta program.

Unlike previous years, Google has gone beta out of the gate rather than developer preview.

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