Just like Google told us they would do, the start of May means it’s time for the next Android Q beta. What better time to release it than Google I/O? Android Q Beta 3 is here for the Google Pixel family and now even more phones than the Android Pie beta. This is the last incremental update before Beta 4, which will include final APIs and the official SDK.
Previous beta updates brought features like system-wide dark mode, desktop mode, notification bubbles, and a whole lot more. Android Q is not so much about UI updates as it is about user experience and privacy. The previous betas were limited to the Pixel family, but Android Q Beta 3 is available also for the Xiaomi Mi 9, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G, Asus Zenfone 5z, Essential Phone, Nokia 8.1, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, LG G8 ThinQ, OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T, Oppo Reno, Realme 3 Pro, Sony Xperia XZ3, Tecno Spark 3 Pro, Vivo X27, NEX S, and NEX A.
There are a number of pretty big updates in beta 3 that we previously talked about. Dark Theme is something we saw and now it’s available in Beta 3. You simply toggle it on and the UI switches to a black background (not dark gray). Apps have to support Dark Theme for this to work and Google says all of theirs will support it.
Know issues of Android Q Beta 3 for OnePlus 6/6T
The following things will not work in Android 10 Developer preview and may affect your daily phone usage.
– Camera, portrait mode does not work
– Ambient Display is not working
– System stability issues
– Encryption will change in the next preview build
– Some apps may not function as expected when running on this Developer preview release
– Issue with MTP, so cannot copy rollback from PC to Phone
Download Q Beta 3 for OnePlus 6/6T
1. Copy the Android Q beta 3 upgrade package to the phone storage.
2. Go to Settings -> System -> System Updates -> Click top right icon -> Local upgrade -> Click on the corresponding installation package -> upgrade -> System upgrade completed to 100%.
3. After the upgrade is complete, click Restart.
4. Phone will boot into recovery mode to format user data, it will reboot again after formatting.
5. You are done!
To rollback to previous Android 9 Pie, follow the same installation guide. Don’t forget to copy the rollback package to phone storage before continuing the above steps. Also, backup all content.