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How to install the Android Q beta in your smartphone

Google launched a developer preview for its next Android version (Android Q) in March, followed up with a public beta that anyone can join in May when it hosts its annual Google I/O conference. Google decided to do things a little differently by pushing its first developer preview and public beta on the same day on March 13, 2019. On April 3, Beta 2 was released with some bug fixes and new features. Most recently, Google launched Beta 3 on May 7 during its annual I/O conference.

Top Android Q features

  • The iconic back button is going away
  • System-wide dark mode
  • New theming options
  • An improved share menu
  • Built-in screen recording
  • Better privacy controls
  • Native desktop mode
  • App info page now shows more information
  • The notification shade is getting smarter
  • AOD now shows currently playing music
  • Dual SIM Dual Standby
  • Screenshots with rounded edges and notches

List of Supportive Phones:

  • Pixel, Pixel XL
  • Asus Zenfone 5Z
  • Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
  • Essential PH-1
  • Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Z
  • HMD Global Nokia 8.1
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • LG G8 ThinQ
  • OnePlus 6T
  • Oppo Reno
  • Realme 3 Pro
  • Sony Xperia XZ3
  • Tecno Spark 3 Pro
  • Vivo X27
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G
  • Vivo NEX S
  • Vivo NEX A
  • Xiaomi Mi 9

It’s super important to make sure that your data is backed up. Before you get started, open up your settings, navigate to “System,” and once you click through, hit “Backup.” This screen will tell you if your phone is set to back up its data.

Google lets Pixel owners enroll in the beta by simply logging in with a Google account, then selecting the compatible device on which they’d like to install the beta.