Google surprised everyone last night by deploying the first beta of the new version of its platform, Android Q. Available on all devices in the Pixel range, the latter is rather easy to install … at least when you know the manipulations to follow.
First of all, know that this beta is not – yet – available on all devices on the market.
In reality, Google has, as usual, chosen to favor its own devices.
Android Q available on Pixels!
To be able to test Android Q, you will therefore need to have one of these terminals: the Pixel, the Pixel XL, the Pixel 2, the Pixel 2 XL, the Pixel 3 or the Pixel 3 XL.
It's also important to note that a beta release is, by definition, not a stable release. It should therefore not be installed on a device used in production since it is likely to contain many bugs and cause quite a few instabilities in applications.
In this specific case, be aware that devices running Android Q will no longer be able to access the security updates deployed by the firm.
If you still want to try the adventure, then just open your browser and go to google.com/android/beta .
How to install the beta on the Pixels?
There, you will simply have to log in using your Google account. Then, all the devices associated with your account and compatible with the update will appear further down the page and you will only have to click on the “activate” button corresponding to the insert of your device to join it. the beta program.
When this is done, all you have to do is go to the updates menu from your phone. Android Q will then be offered for download and all you have to do is click on the appropriate button to start its download and installation.
To return to a stable version, you will have to follow the same procedure, this time clicking on the “deactivate” button on the site.