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OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro get fourth Android Q beta: Here's what it includes
If you don’t mind walking around with an unstable version of Android Q on your OnePlus 7 or OnePlus 7 Pro, the latest update is now available! OnePlus officially announced its fourth developer preview of Android Q for the OnePlus 7 series.
The company didn’t list out what’s different with the fourth preview. That said, XDA-Developers noticed Digital Wellbeing is now available in the Settings app. Even better, this version of Digital Wellbeing integrates Family Link’s parental controls.
Other changes include the ability to turn on Zen Mode for 20, 30, 40, or 60 minutes, a new focus tracking setting in the stock OnePlus Camera app, updated gesture settings that don’t include the two-button navigation introduced in Android 9 Pie, and the battery indicator shifted next to the clock on the top-left of the Quick Settings panel.
As with all unfinished software, the fourth Android Q preview for the OnePlus 7 phones includes its fair share of known issues:
- Application compatibility problems
- Low probability of system lag and stability issues
- Google Pay not working
- The stored fingerprint will be reset, need to set it up again
- DP1/DP2 users must wipe data before upgrade
- Random artifacts on corners of the display at times
- Crackling of audio at maximum volume on OnePlus 7
Even with the aforementioned issues, the fourth preview should be the most stable to date. It might also be one of the last previews we see from OnePlus — we expect Google to release the stable version of Android Q this month. In 2018, it took OnePlus only 45 days after Google revealed the stable Android 9 Pie update to push out the update to the OnePlus 6.
Make sure to visit the forum post for the downloads and instructions.