Android Q is finally here and like almost all of you out there, we also don’t know what the “Q” stands for. However, it’s enough that the beta version of the OS just released and users with Pixel devices can now install Android Q on their phones.
Android Q has already been much anticipated and is also expected to come with a system-wide dark mode. Technically the launched version is just a developer preview so you might some instability in the software.
Which devices support Android Q?
Currently, users with only the Pixel phones from Google will receive the Android Q update, if they choose to. These devices include
- Pixel XL
- Pixel 2
- Pixel 2XL
- Pixel 3
- Pixel 3XL
How to install Android Q?
The easy way to get the latest Android version update is to enroll in the Android Beta Program. All you have to do is visit the Android Beta portal and opt into the beta. It will alert Google to send your phone and over-the-air update.
However, it should be noticed that receiving an update and its timing is strictly dependant on your device so you may get the latest beta or you could only install Android Q final version if your phone is not eligible for the beta program.
- Just go to Android Beta Program Portal on your phone
- Sign in with your Google account associated with that phone
- Scroll down to find “eligible devices“
- Find the respective device you want to enroll and tap “Opt-in“
- Follow the instructions on your device to receive the over-the-air update and install Android Q
If you want to Leave the Beta Program?
If somehow, you have enrolled in the Android beta program and now you want out of it, you can certainly make your way out by going again to the Android Beta Program portal and just follow the previous instructions and instead of opting in, this time you’ll have to select Opt-out.
Here is what, Google says, happens when you opt-out of the program.
“You may opt out of the program at any time to return to the stable, public version of Android. If you opt out when your device is running a beta version of Android, all user data on the device will be wiped.
If you choose to stay enrolled until the end of the program, you will graduate from the program and receive an update to the stable public release of Q. Your device will not be wiped.”
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