Google Android Q Beta 3 Launched With new Features

Android Q

Google has launched Android Q Beta 3 at the Google I/O 2019 developer conference in Mountain View. The Android Q Beta 3 brings in significant features and improvements. If you work with compatible devices, you can download the preview by navigating to

The Android Q Beta 3 will be available for the following smartphones

Asus ZenFone 5Z
Essential Phone
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Nokia 8.1
OnePlus 6T
Oppo Reno
Realme 3 Pro
Sony Xperia XZ3
Tecno Spark 3 Pro
Vivo X27
Vivo Nex S
Vivo Nex A
Xiaomi Mi 9
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3 XL
Google Pixel 2
Google Pixel 2 XL
Google Pixel
Google Pixel XL

The Android Q Beta 3 Preview ships with an updated SDK with images for a wide range of Pixel devices. Google also provides an official Android Emulator. You will automatically receive Android Q Beta 3 if you had enrolled for Android Q Beta 1 and Beta 2 respectively. The company also announced the list of 21 smartphones, which will receive Android Q in the upcoming days.

Android Q includes over 50 features surrounding user privacy and security. The search engine giant revealed that Android Q Beta 3 is mainly focussed on innovation, security, and privacy. The main highlight of Android Q is the addition of 5G support. Going forward, all new smartphones with 5G technology will ship with Android Q.

With Android Q Beta 3, you have a choice over when to allow access to apps based on the current location. Moreover, the platform automatically restricts app launches from the background.

The Android Q is designed in such a way that it restricts access to crucial information such as IMEI, serial number and others. The operating platform automatically randomizes the MAC address when connected to Wi-Fi networks. The Android Q also provides support for system-level Biometrics including face authentication and TLS 1.3 connectivity.

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With Android Q, Google is also pushing Project Mainline, which facilitates users to update the devices directly via Google Play. The relevant modules and components will be updated without any need to perform a full system update.

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