For a while now we have been hearing reports about some of the features of Android Q, where the folks at XDA Developers managed to get their hands on a leaked build, but unfortunately there was no mention of when the official developer preview would be launched. There was some speculation that we could be getting close, and now it seems like the time has come.
Google has officially announced the launch of the beta for Android Q. The beta will be initially available to Pixel devices which means that non-Pixel users will have to wait their turn. Note that this is only the beta which means that certain features might not work, or certain features could actually end up getting removed ahead of the final release.
As such it’s not recommended that users use the Android Q beta as their daily driver, but if you are interested in checking it out, more details about the beta can be found on Google’s website. There is no word on when the final update will be released, but given Google’s past releases, there is a good chance that this will probably take place in the later part of the year alongside the 2019 Pixel smartphones.
In the meantime we expect that developers will continue to uncover features that are part of Android Q, so do check back with us at a later date for more updates.