Android Q device list and release date: All you need to know

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May 08, 2019: As expected, Google I/O 2019 has brought us to Android Q beta 3. Unlike the previous versions, beta 3 is available for over 20 devices, including some never heard of names. The update comes about a month after the previous beta 2 rolled out and is probably another month to the launch of the official SDK.

The new list of supported devices includes Asus ZenFone 5Z, Essential Phone, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, LG G8 ThinQ, Nokia 8.1, OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T, Oppo Reno, Realme 3 Pro, Sony Xperia XZ3, Tecno Spark 3 Pro, Vivo X27, Vivo NEX S, Vivo NEX A, Xiaomi Mi 9, and Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G.

Most, if not all, have already published the official Android Q beta 3 download links.


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For the past couple or so years, we’ve seen Google releasing the latest stable version of Android around August; however, the developer builds are usually released in March, which is the case this year. The first Android Q developer preview went live on March 13, 2019, and is available for all Google Pixel phones, going back all the way to 2016 models.

With the developer preview already installed on our own Google Pixel 2, we’ve already seen a fairly good number of new features that will be included in Android Q when the stable version arrives in August 2019. Features such as a system-wide dark mode and better permissions management along with various others have made their way to the new Android Q, but there is more, all of which are covered in the post linked below.

Related: Android Q features [all in one place]

That said, we’re pretty excited to see what Google has to offer with the Q update and which devices would be receiving the update soon after the release. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the potential release date of Android Q and the eligible devices.

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Android Q release date

  • Android Q beta 3 is now available for download for Pixel and non-Pixel phones
  • More than 20 non-Google phones have access to Android Q beta
  • The stable version is expected in August 2019

On March 13, 2019, Google released the first Android Q beta for developers and at the I/O in May, beta 3 arrived with support for more devices. Android Q beta is available for Google Pixels and over 20 non-Pixel handsets. The beta testing phase will go through several stages before the final build is released. To be precise, six beta updates will be released following the timeline below.

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Beta 4 will present developers with the last chance to make sure everything is working while beta 5 and 6 should give Google the final chances of ironing out any kinks ahead of the official release in Q3 2019.

Unless you are okay with dealing with buggy software, this Q3 2019 release is perhaps what you should wait for, but still, beta 3 should be good enough for most Android fanatics.

Android Q eligible devices

Here’s a list of eligible Android Q devices for various OEMs. Note that the list consists of two sections – one with devices that Google has confirmed will get the update and another section that is based on our guesses. Of course, we’ll update the latter with official info once provided by respective vendors.

Asus

The ZenFone Live L1 and ZenFone Lite L1 are unlikely to get an update to Android Q but expect the duo to switch to Pie at some point this 2019.

Blackberry

BlackBerry has never rolled out two Android OS updates to any of its devices since the PRIV. In fact, some users of the KEYone are stuck on Android Nougat, the debuting OS, and won’t receive Oreo, leave alone Pie. That said, it’s likely that none of the latest BB phones will get Android Q, that is, the Blackberry KEY2, BlackBerry KEY2 LE, Blackberry Evolve and Blackberry Evolve X.

Essential

Google

If you have a thing for visuals, then you can download the Android Q wallpapers here.

HTC

Huawei

  • Huawei Nova 3
  • Huawei Nova 3i
  • Huawei P Smart+
  • Huawei P Smart 2019
  • Huawei Y6 2019
  • Huawei Y6 Pro 2019

Honor

  • Expected
  • Honor 8X
  • Honor 8X Max
  • Honor Play 8A
  • Honor Magic 2
  • Honor Magic 2 3D

LG

  • Available
  • Expected

Motorola

Nokia

  • Available
  • Expected
  • Nokia 1
  • Nokia 1 Plus
  • Nokia 2.1
  • Nokia 3.1
  • Nokia 3.1 Plus
  • Nokia 3.2
  • Nokia 4.2
  • Nokia 5.1
  • Nokia 5.1 Plus
  • Nokia 6.1
  • Nokia 6.1 Plus
  • Nokia 7 Plus
  • Nokia 7.1
  • Nokia 8 Sirocco
  • Nokia 9 PureView

OnePlus

Oppo

  • Available
  • Expected
    • Oppo R17
    • Oppo R17 Pro
    • Oppo Find X
    • Oppo F11
    • Oppo F11 Pro

Realme

Samsung

  • Expected

Sony

  • Available
  • Expected
    • Sony Xperia 1
    • Sony Xperia 10
    • Sony Xperia 10 Plus
    • Sony Xperia XZ2
    • Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
    • Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium

Tecno

  • Available

Vivo

  • Available [Download]
    • Vivo Nex S
    • Vivo Nex A
    • Vivo X27
  • Expected
    • Vivo V15
    • Vivo V15 Pro
    • Vivo iQOO
    • Vivo NEX Dual Display

Xiaomi

  • Available [Download]
    • Xiaomi Mi 9
    • Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G
  • Expected
  • Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite
  • Xiaomi Mi Play
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro
  • Xiaomi Black Shark

ZTE

  • Expected
    • ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G
    • ZTE Axon 10 Pro
    • ZTE Blade V10
    • ZTE Axon 9 Pro
    • ZTE Nubia X
    • ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars
    • ZTE Nubia Red Magic
    • ZTE Nubia Z18

Keep in mind that this isn’t the official or final list of devices that will receive Android Q update; however, most devices in the list should get the update at some point, although we still expect vendors to publish their official roadmaps later this year.

Stay tuned to this space since we will be adding the latest news regarding the Android Q update.

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