If you are a user of the Google Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 2 smartphones, then it is worth knowing now that these handsets might very well have been discontinued if a new official listing is anything to go by. This naturally rakes up the question of testing out the Google Android Q firmware that is now seeding as a Developer Preview beta.
First things first, navigating to the official Pixel 2 listing on Google Store redirects users to the Pixel 3 page. Here, the Pixel 3 smartphone is listed in its full glory, but there is no sign of the Pixel 2. Same goes for the Pixel 2XL as well.
Hence, Pixel 2 and the related Pixel 2 XL could have been practically discontinued meaning if you are still desirous of purchasing the older smartphone then third-party retailers possessing left-over stock could be your best bet.
Android Q- Within Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
If you are amongst the rare breed of Pixel 2, Pixel 2XL users, you have virtually nothing to worry about as far as testing out Android Q firmware as a developer is concerned. Both the Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 2 are listed as “eligible” to receive Android Q. In case you are desirous of checking out Android Q and report your customized feedback/bugs to Google, then it is imminent that you manually install the newer firmware through an emulator. Check out below the steps to achieve this: