Nokia and Xiaomi reveal the first phones to get Android Q updates

Nokia and Xiaomi reveal the first phones to get Android Q updates
As some of you probably know by now, Google plans to release the next version of Android, which we now know just as Android Q, sometime in August/September. However, the Mountain View company will release a couple of more Android Q beta updates, which will be available to customers using certain smartphones.

Besides the Pixel phones that are compatible with these Android Q beta updates by default, two other brands announced recently that they have decided to add their phones to the Android Q beta program.

HMD Global, the entity behind the Nokia brand, confirmed that the Nokia 8.1 is its first smartphone to offer Android Q Beta through the Nokia phones developer preview program.

Next, Xiaomi announced that it's giving developers and early adopters a chance to experience the latest Android Q beta on the Mi 9 and Mi MIX 3 5G smartphones. Apparently, the Mi MIX 3 5G is now the world's first 5G smartphone to support Android Q Beta, but both devices mentioned are likely to be the company's first handsets to be updated to the final version of Android Q.

In order to enroll in the Android Q Beta, you'll have to visit Xiaomi's beta program page and download the software. Keep in mind though that this isn't the final version of Android Q, so many features might not work as intended or not at all.

Although the initiative is mainly aimed at developers, it's also a clear indication that these are going to be among the first smartphones to receive the Android Q update soon after Google releases it later this summer.

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