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Google Android Q Developer Preview Beta Finally Hitting Google Pixel Smartphones: How To Install Manually Through Emulator And Get Started

Written By Rahul R | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Android Q Developer Preview edition is now rolling out to every one of the Pixel smartphones out there
  • This means that even if you are a Pixel, Pixel XL user, you could check out the Android Q

Google’s Android Q Developer Preview edition is now rolling out to every one of the Pixel smartphones out there. This means that even if you are a Pixel, Pixel XL user, you could check out how Android Q looks and feels. The newest preview of the Google firmware is still in beta at this juncture.

How to get started with Android Q?

If you have registered as a Google developer for the first time, or just desirous of checking out on beginning with the exploration of Android Q beta Developer Preview, then check out below steps to get started:

Get enrolled: If you have a Google Pixel mobile device, you could click here to register the hardware. You could also use an emulator.

Here, remember that the list of Pixel devices eligible for the latest Android Q Developer Preview are Google Pixel XL, Pixel, Pixel 2XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 3 XL, and the Pixel 3. If you should set up an Emulator to run the beta, then resort to the below:

  • Set up a new virtual device and install the newest system image
  • Once in the Android Studio, navigate to Tools > SDK Manager
  • Within the SDK Platforms tab, choose Show Package Details present below the window.
  • From beneath Android Q Beta, choose a custom system image such as Google APIs Intel x86 Atom System Image.
  • Within the SDK Tools tab, select the latest version of Android Emulator.
  • Select OK to begin the installation process.
  • Post the installation, choose Tools > AVD Manager and follow the on-screen instructions to create a new AVD.
  • Ensure to choose a device definition, not including Play Store, and select Q for system image.
  • Upon returning to the AVD Manager virtual devices list, launch the newly created virtual device by double-clicking it.

Alternatively, you could manually download and flash Android Q beta within the above Google Pixel series of smartphones. Registered developers would also be able to install Android Q beta, via over-the-air (OTA).

Also Read: Android 9.0 OS Update For Asus ZenFones: Check Out The Full List Of Phones Eligible In 2019 For Newer Google Firmware


 

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