First Android Q Beta may drop on March 11, but it's not for everyone

First Android Q Beta may drop on March 11, but it's not for everyone
Google launched the first Android P Developer Preview build in mid-March last year, but there's a high chance that the first Android Q beta release will drop a few days earlier. The search giant has just opened up the Android Q Beta bug tracker, and it appears that the beta will be launched on March 11.

Spotted by XDA-Developers' Mishaal Rahman, the bug tracker's filter mentions that only those reports made after today, March 11, will be taken into consideration. So, in order for the reports to be possible, the Android Q Beta should be available to testers, which is why we believe the first Android Q Beta build will be released on March 11.

Last year, seven OEMs (apart from Google) offered to help Google test Android Pie on their devices: Essential Phone, Nokia 7 Plus, OnePlus 6, Oppo R15 Pro, Sony Xperia XZ2, Vivo X21, and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S.

As you might notice, big names like Samsung, LG, and Huawei are missing from the list, but this year the number of Android smartphones that will be compatible with the Android Q Beta will be bigger.

Still, even though Google confirmed a larger number of companies will be part of the Android Q beta program, we don't have any names yet. Google typically launches the new version of Android some time in August, and this year shouldn't be an exception. Until then, a fair share of Android users will be able to test the new operating system on their devices, and we'll soon learn which ones.

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5 Comments

1. Whitedot

Posts: 809; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

PA your website layout still sucks big time. It is a cluster of mess. Also bring back comment notification to us. What's the point of having comments if you can't follow them, follow responses and interact? I would advice you to close comment section if you so limited and defensive in that respect then you can enjoy your wall garden.

4. BuffaloSouce unregistered

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5. ZeroCide

Posts: 813; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

BuffaloSource….. It's not a simple solution. Most of us like this site and its content, but there is the majority that the new layout compared to the old one sucks and seems to be a cluttered mess. Whitedot has the right to express their opinion without being told to go elsewhere especially if all the points Whitedot is making are completely valid. Now in my option this site is a mess compared to the previous layout and the comments section does need notifications but only to comments you need to reply to .

2. yobolegend

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 14, 2016

I agree

3. jaywill386

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

I thought I was the only one that hated this new layout. Its just a cluster$@!# of things all over the place. Its really annoying and I think I am going to have to stop following them. Seems like no one did a usability study before putting this design out there. Its chaos.

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