The Android Q beta program is well underway. Google has released a total of three Android Q developer previews (well, four if you count the maintenance release). If you’re not thrilled with the idea of installing beta software on your phone but are interested in giving Android Q a shot, you’re probably wondering about the official Android Q release date.
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- How stable is Android Q? Should you install it?
This year, there will be six beta releases before the eventual stable rollout of Android Q. We don’t have an exact Android Q release date for the full, consumer-ready version, but we do know it will roll out sometime in Q3 2019. Judging from last year, that will probably be sometime in August.
Below, you can see what Google has planned for the Android Q release dates for each of the six Android Q beta versions:
- Beta 1 (initial release, beta, March 13, 2019)
- Beta 2 (incremental update, beta, early April 2019)
- Surprise Beta 2 maintenance release (incremental update, beta, April 10, 2019)
- Beta 3 (incremental update, beta, early May 2019, coinciding with Google I/O)
- Beta 4 (final APIs and official SDK, Play publishing, beta, early June 2019)
- Beta 5 (release candidate for testing Q3 2019)
- Beta 6 (release candidate for final testing Q3 2019)
- Final release to AOSP and ecosystem (Q3 2019)
Check out the timeline image below for further info:
Although it’s likely Google will stick pretty hard to that timeline, there’s always the possibility that things could be pushed back or pushed forward, depending on how smoothly each rollout goes.
To learn more about what Android Q has in store, check out our roundup below: