Last year, Google opened up beta testing for Android P to third-party OEMs for the first time, bringing it to seven additional OEMs and a total of 11 devices. This year, the company is going further, and the latest Android Q beta now includes a total of 12 brands, in addition to Google's own, making for a total of 21 devices with the beta.
This year, many of last year's participating brands are making a return, including Nokia, OPPO, OnePlus, and Xiaomi, but many more are joining in. Huawei, LG, and ASUS are a few of the companies hopping into the beta program for Android Q. Here are the phones that can get the latest Android Q beta, which surprisingly still include the 2017 Essential Phone that shipped with Android Nougat:
|Asus Zenfone 5Z||realme 3 Pro||Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G|
|Essential Phone||Sony Xperia XZ3||Pixel 3|
|TECNO SPARK 3 Pro||Pixel 3 XL|
|Huawei Mate 20 Pro||Vivo X27||Pixel 2|
|Nokia 8.1||Vivo NEX S||Pixel 2 XL|
|OnePlus 6T||Vivo NEX A||Pixel|
|OPPO Reno||Xiaomi Mi 9||Pixel XL|
Google also introduced many new features for Android Q at today's presentation. These include the long-awaited dark mode, support for foldable devices, and more. What we still don't know, as usual, is what this version of Android will end up being called.
Android Q should be available for the general public later this year, towards the end of the summer.
Update: The post has been updated to include the full list of phones that are compatible with the Android Q beta.