Android Q Beta 3 is now live, launching earlier today at I/O 2019.
Previous versions of the beta were only available on Google Pixel devices, but fifteen new phones have been added to the list.
Android is the world’s most popular OS, but it’s not just for phones or tablets. That’s because changes to Google’s flagship operating also impacts other platforms like Android Auto and Android TV too. So here’s all the new stuff coming to the Android ecosystem later this year.
Some of the new updates include a system-wide dark mode (hurray), improved foldable support, new gesture controls, security and privacy updates and some changes to notifications.
Now before you excitedly go download it, remember that beta versions of Android are intended for developer's and generally aren't stable in the first few weeks or months of use.
Proceed with caution.
If you are a developer, or want to try it out for yourself anyway, we recommend backing up your device first, just in case something goes awry.
One you've covered your butt, enrol in the Beta here while signed into your Google account.
If you have a compatible device installed, you'll be able to select it.
It should't take too long for you to receive an on-device notification that a system update is ready. However, you may also need to manually check for it.
You'll also receive notifications when future beta updates are ready for installation.
Earlier this morning the Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL were announced during the I/O 2019 keynote.
Thanks to the leaks leading up to the launch, there aren't a lot of surprises when it comes to the specs of the new baby Pixel. But we were surprised to hear that you can buy one in Australia from today.
These are the devices that Android Beta Q Version 3 will currently work on. You'll notice that a good chunk of them aren't available to buy in Australia. It's also worth noting that the beta won't work on Australian versions of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
- Google Pixel
- Google Pixel XL
- Google Pixel 2
- Google Pixel 2 XL
- Google Pixel 3
- Google Pixel 3 XL
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro
- Nokia 8.1
- LG G8 ThinQ
- Oppo Reno
- Sony Xperia XZ3
- Asus Zenfone 5Z
- OnePlus 6T
- Essential PH-1
- Vivo X27
- Vivo NEX S
- Vivo NEX A
- Realme 3 Pro
- Tecno Spark 3 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G
- Xiaomi Mi 9