How to get Android 10 Q beta on your phone right now

Florence Fletcher
March 15, 2019

Starting in Android Q, apps can request a Dynamic Depth image which consists of a JPEG, XMP metadata related to depth related elements, and a depth and confidence map embedded in the same file on devices that advertise support. Here's how Pixel users can install them on their phones.

Which devices are eligible for Android Q beta? .

Unless you're an Android developer, you may want to give this build of Android Q a pass. The first release of the OS is far from ready for public use and primarily meant for developers to try out Q and prepare their app for all the changes that it brings.

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Android Q sets this right, flipping that arrow on its head and giving us a backup icon that's logical, intuitive, and dare we say - correct. The beta build can be installed on the Pixel devices by enrolling in the Android Beta Program first. Google is also limiting access to non-resettable device identifiers, including device IMEI, serial number, and others with Android Q. While this alleged Pixel 3 Lite XL prototype runs the latest stable OS version (Android 9.0 Pie), its processor and memory count are hardly up to modern standards. The Android Runtime (ART) in Android Q can pre-compile parts of an app to reduce launch times. Google is also enabling Android Q to prevent apps from launching an activity while in the background, meaning that an app won't be able to just jump to the foreground and take over your focus. Currently, Google is offering Android Q to all Pixel phones.

After the rumors on Google Pixel 3 Lite XL, we return to talk about Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, the new top of the range expected for the second half of the year. You should be able to disable or reset your advertising ID without being tracked, and Android Q makes that possible. With Android Q, the Mountain View-based tech giant has made even more enhancements to protect users, and numerous upgrades are to Google's Project Strobe. However, if you are a developer, it's time to get to work. Did you receive the Beta Update? When working with files across the internet, one of the most useful and straightforward is a downward-pointing arrow representing the option to download - you see it in Gmail, you see it in Drive, and for most of us its presence is immediately understood.

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