If yesterday we announced that Android Q was entering its third phase of testing, becoming available for 21 devices, now, for the most impatient, we want to show you how to install this new operating system on your phone.
Among other new features, this update includes some features such as the dark theme, new gesture controls, security updates, and more.
However, before installing anything, you should bear in mind that it is still a beta version intended primarily for developers, and therefore, may have some limited features. That said, at this stage of development, the previous Android 8 Oreo and Android 9 Pie betas managed to achieve stable performance for daily tasks.
We must also bear in mind that, in the case that we want to go back and reinstall an earlier version of Android, we must completely format our phone. That is why we recommend that you make a backup before starting the update.
Can I install Android Q on my phone?
The first of all will be to know if our phone is among the list of terminals currently compatible with this operating system in development, for which we must search among this list:
- Asus Zenfone 5Z
- Essential PH-1
- Google Pixel and Pixel XL
- Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
- Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL
- 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
- I live X27
- Live NEX S
- Live NEX A
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G
- Xiaomi Mi 9
How to install Android Q
Users with Google Pixel devices will have it easier. Without the need to complete a full installation from scratch, you can sign up for the beta version with just the requirement to log in with your Google account. So, once approved, they will receive the common warning to update the operating system.
In addition, we will have the option to perform a manual installation, through some additional and more complicated steps. And is that Google itself has made public a list of downloads of system images for manual installation on Pixel phones.
The main drawback of this method, in addition to the difficulty, is that the phones updated in this way will not receive updates or automatic notifications for the next beta versions so they will require the repetition of the process. That’s why, unless we have notions of the developer, we recommend not opting for this step.
For all other compatible devices, we must also sign up for the Android Q beta and wait for the update notice to reach our phone. To do this, instead of the official Google page, we must register through the developer’s forum, with a specific version for each brand and phone.