Last year, Android 9 Pie was deployed in beta form on handsets from Essential, Nokia, OnePlus, Oppo, Sony, Vivo and Xiaomi, as well as on Google Pixels. This year, it seems that a growing number of manufacturers will join the beta version of Android.
As reported by the Android Police, Iliyan Malchev of Google's Project Treble team revealed this news during a discussion on the Android Developers Backstage podcast.
Project Treble is Google's initiative to make it easier for phone makers to update Android on their devices by separating real Android code from the layers they add, meaning updates are released faster. .
Malchev does not exactly say who else is going to be included in the beta program for Android Q, but in addition to the companies we've already listed, it looks like Samsung, HTC, LG and Huawei could figure in those included this time . around.
Dealing with fragmentation
The most popular Android version remains Android 6.x Marshmallow, launched in 2015 and still running on more than one in five devices in the world. This shows you the fragmentation problems that Android has always.
Adding additional phones to the beta version of Android Q, as well as ongoing efforts with Project Treble, should help reverse these numbers.
For now, we do not really know what Android Q will bring with it. Face ID IDs have been created, allowing you to connect to your phone and make purchases using your face. Dark mode
We should know more at the Google IO 2019 Developer Conference, which will begin on May 7th. This is the event that typically shows the new features of Google for the next version of Android and provides details about the implications of the beta.