OnePlus 6T, ASUS Zenfone 5Z, Realme 3 Pro, More in List of Smartphones Receiving Android 10 Q Beta

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At Google I/O 2019 where Google announced the launch of Android 10 Q Beta and a couple of new Pixel devices, they also announced the first list of devices that will receive the official beta version of the software for testing purposes. Now, if you have been keeping track of Google I/O from the yesteryears, you would probably be aware of the fact that the last two versions of Android Beta were restricted to Google’s own Pixel devices. This meant that developers and beta testers needed to have these expensive devices at their disposal to get a taste of what’s in store for the fresh versions of Android. That, however, is no longer the case in 2019 with Google announcing that as many as 15 more devices (the Pixel series aside) will get the official Android 10 Q Beta update. Let us now check the devices that are included in this list.

List of Smartphones Receiving Android 10 Q Beta

The smartphones that have been included in the list of devices slated to get Android 10 Q Beta are as follows:

As you might have probably noticed already, there are quite a few surprise entries in this list. For example, the Essential PH-1 is a device which is over two years old and finds itself in this list. Then there are devices like the Spark 3 Pro which is an entry-level device from Transsion Holdings owned brand Tecno Mobiles, and the Realme 3 Pro which was only recently launched in India. We are pretty sure Realme will use the inclusion of the Realme 3 in this list Pro against its arch-rival, the Redmi Note 7 Pro here in India.

Android 10 Q Beta: New Features

Some of the new features that Android 10 Q Beta brings to the table include the all-new system-wide dark mode. This mode will transition all system and UI elements to black. This feature is particularly useful for devices with OLED displays where the dark mode will ensure good battery life. This mode is also generally easier on the eye and will help combat eye fatigue. With Android 10 Q, users can also expect faster updates thanks to several advances that Google made with Project Treble.

As was the case last year, the distribution of Android Q Beta will be handled directly by each OEM. If you are a developer or just a curious guy who wants to have a first look at Android Q, and you also happen to own one of these devices listed above, check with the manufacturer to see how you can update to the newest version of Android. As always, do note that beta versions of Android generally tend to be full of bugs and might be unstable. It is, therefore, essential that you know what you are doing before committing to the upgrade.



Having spent the better part of the last decade writing about technology, Rahul is among the most experienced tech journalists in India. His writing career began back to 2006 when he started off as a member of the Microsoft PYPC (Protect Your PC) team. At Microsoft, most of his time was spent on creating and updating Microsoft’s Knowledge Base articles. In 2008, thanks to his proclivity for consumer technology, he joined Techtree, then India’s most popular consumer tech website. In his decade-long career, Rahul has contributed to several Indian and International publications including GQ Magazine, Onlygizmos, iPhoneHacks, and The Inquisitr.