Mar 13th, 2019

The Android Q beta was expected to land on Monday thanks to some hints with the bug tracker going live but the estimate was later revised to Wednesday due to historic release windows. Google has come through and delivered with the Android Q beta now officially available for registration.

You’ll need to enroll your device to receive the OTA for the Android Q beta, with all Pixel devices including the original supported. You can do so by visiting this link and agreeing to the usual terms and conditions.

Today we’re releasing Beta 1 of Android Q for early adopters and a preview SDK for developers. You can get started with Beta 1 today by enrolling any Pixel device (including the original Pixel and Pixel XL, which we’ve extended support for by popular demand!) Please let us know what you think! Read on for a taste of what’s in Android Q, and we’ll see you at Google I/O in May when we’ll have even more to share.

Once signed up, you’ll receive a notification that an update is available and the rest is straightforward, with a ~1.3GB update to bring Android Q to your device. With everyone hammering the update servers, you can expect the download to be on the slow side so it is recommended to be on WiFi.

Gone are the days with having to sideload software with ADB, Google has made the entire process relatively painless. With that said, the first beta isn’t for the faint-hearted on your daily driver as there is guaranteed to be bugs so if you’re not a developer, know what you’re signing up for!

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