Google has officially released the first preview build, known as Beta 1, of the upcoming Android 10 which is expected to roll out later this year. As known through various leaks in the past, the latest Android version comes packed with a lot of new changes. So, you have the system-wide dark mode, a redesigned permissions page.
Similar to iOS, now Android users have the ability to prevent apps from using the location while running in the background. Also, Google has now added support for foldable devices.
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Although it’s aimed at developers, you can get the Android Beta 1 preview build on your Pixel 3/3Xl, Pixel 2/XL, and on your original Pixel and Pixel XL. Yes, Google has extended the support for the good old smartphone after hearing feedback from many users.
How To Get Android Q Beta Right Now?
To install Android 10 Q right now on your smartphone and test the new features, you can opt for any of the two options.
Join Android Q Beta Program
So, one way is to get enrolled in the Android Beta program using the link given below, after which the Beta 1 will automatically land your Pixel phone via OTA update. Here’s what to do:
- Visit this link on your Pixel smartphone: Android Beta Program
- Sign in using the Google account associated with Pixel device
- At the bottom, you’ll see Your Eligible Devices
- Now, choose your smartphone from the list and Opt in.
- After following the prompts, you’ll be able to download the OTA update.
Flash the Android Q images manually
The second and more courageous option to try the new Android is manually flashing the Android Q factory images. To do so, follow the steps mentioned on this page carefully.
For downloading the images, use this link. Keep in mind that it’s an early build, so may have lots of bugs and your phone might do weird things at times.
Google will reveal more about Android 10 at this year’s Google I/O including the official name.