Android Q beta 3 now available for Pixel phones and 15 other OEM smartphones

“The latest beta update brings new features such as Dark theme, improved gestures and more” 

During the Google I/O 2019 keynote, the company announced the release of Android 10 Q beta 3 to all those who are enrolled in the beta program. The new beta build is now also available for smartphones from other 15 other manufacturers. This is the first time that an Android Q beta is available for non-Pixel devices. If you are using a Pixel device with Android Q beta 2, then you should soon receive the new beta update over-the-air. The firmware files for Pixel phones, including the original Pixel, will also be available for download


Smartphones from Sony, Nokia, LG, OnePlus, Vivo, Realme, ASUS, and Xiaomi are getting the Android Q beta 3 update. These devices include the ASUS ZenFone 5Z, Nokia 8.1, OnePlus 6T, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, OPPO Reno, Realme 3 Pro, Essential PH-1, LG G8 ThinQ, Sony Xperia XZ3, Tecno Spark 3Pro, Vivo X27, Vivo NEX S, Vivo NEX A, Xiaomi Mi 9, and Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G. If you own any of these devices, you will be able to enroll for the Android Q beta program and receive beta updates. 
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The Android Q beta 3 will bring the latest May security patch and several other features. Although Google announced a ton of new features for Android Q during the event today, only a few of them are available in the latest beta. Some of these features, such as the full system Dark Theme, was discovered in previous beta updates. Dark Theme is now available in the new beta 3 and turns the theme and UI elements to black.

Apart from this, the beta 3 gets the improved navigation gestures. Again, you don’t have to toggle them via ADB as they are part of the new beta. The new gestures are similar to the iPhone gestures and feature a thin bar at the bottom of the screen. Android Q beta 3 is now fully ready for foldable displays, gets more accessibility features, improvements to Smart Reply, Digital Wellbeing gets a new Focus Mode, and there’s a new Live Caption feature that allows deaf and hearing impaired users to see live captions from device audio.

Having dedicated over six years on writing about consumer electronics and enlightening the readers on every new gadget on the block, Sid has traced the evolution of smartphones. He also loves cars, listening to music, driving, and a little bit of PUBG. When not writing, he can be found relaxing and watching movies or travelling.
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