Google Announced the Android Q Beta Will be Available on Loads of New Phones

By Shabana Arif on at

Google rolled out the Android Q beta on its Pixel handsets back in March and touched on some of the new features users can expect to see during Google I/O yesterday. If you've been itching to try it on your non-Google handset, you could be in luck.

The beta is now available on a range of other devices thanks to Project Treble and you'll more than likely need ADB, included in the Android SDK Platform-Tools package. For more on that, and how to root your Android phone, check out this handy guide from TechRadar.

Google revealed the list of smartphones that will support the Android Q beta during this yesterday's I/O, including devices from Sony, Nokia, OnePlus, LG, and more.

In addition to the Pixel series, the following 15 phones are now eligible to enrol in the beta:

  • Asus Zenfone 5Z
  • Essential PH-1
  • HMD Global Nokia 8.1
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • LG G8 ThinQ
  • OnePlus 6T
  • Oppo Reno
  • Realme 3 Pro
  • Sony Xperia XZ3
  • Tecno Spark 3 Pro
  • Vivo X27
  • Vivo NEX S
  • Vivo NEX A
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G
  • Xiaomi Mi 9

The official Android site includes links to all of the resources you'll need to download the beta, so if you want to take advantage of the recently added bells and whistles – like the new dark theme, U/I improvements, and App Continuity for foldable phones – head over there and install it now.

Google is reportedly working on its own foldable phone prototype, but its focus for now is the Pixel 3a and 3a XL which we have all of the details on right here.