The Android Q Beta is right around the corner.As expected by the first developer preview for Android Q to be out in the coming days.
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Last year Google opened up its Android P Beta other then its own Nexus and Pixels series.This collaboration by Google with different OEMs allowed seven new devices to receive an Android P Beta.This facility helps developers to get advantage of their existing devices to develop for the Android ecosystem, even if the device was not a Pixel.This seven device were Essential PH-1, Nokia 7 Plus, OnePlus 6, Oppo R15 Pro, Sony Xperia XZ2, Vivo X21 and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S.
For the Android next version that is Android Q,Google plans to collaborate with OEMs to include more devices.This information is revealed by Android Developer Mr. Illiyan Malchev in the Android Developers Backstage podcast.
Information source:Xda Developers
Here is the relevant excerpt from the podcast, starting around 13:20.
Q: I noticed that when we announced the Android Pie preview at last year’s I/O, there were several devices that were announced at that time, which I thought was new to have that many different devices coming out. I assumed that was in part due to Treble, making it easier for those devices to be….
Illiyan: Yeah, in fact it was fully due to Treble. We had, I believe, eight OEMs including Pixels, so seven OEMs other than Pixel. And I think it was for the first time we had all of these companies line up to do developer previews and betas for Android Pie well ahead of the AOSP publication date. For reference, we tend to release the new version of Android some time in August. So at Google I/O , when we did the first beta, we had all these companies lined up and that was really that amazing. The number is bigger for the upcoming Android release, which I am very happy about. I cannot share the exact numbers yet. But the trend is positive and strong, and I am very happy about this.
He didn’t reveal the exact number of device or the time.But as expected we will know more presumably at Google I/O 2019 which is on May 7, 2019.