Android Q Beta 4 Released for Pixel Devices: How to Download, New Features

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New Update for Pixel Phone

Beta 4 brings final Android Q developer APIs

HIGHLIGHTS

Android Q Beta 4 download link is available for Pixel 3a series

It brings API 29 SDK and updates build tools for Android Studio

Developers can now test and build apps for Android Q

Google is finally rolling out Android Q Beta 4 bringing final APIs and more. The latest update is rolling out for all eligible devices in the Android Developers program via OTA, and download links are also live on the official website. The new Beta 4 update includes the latest Android Q system images for Pixel devices and Android Emulator, along with the final Android Q developer APIs (API level 29), the official API 29 SDK, and updated build tools for Android Studio. All of these tools will enable developers to start testing and building apps for compatibility with Android Q and build with Android Q features and APIs. Notably, Android Q Beta 4 is causing some Pixel devices to enter a bootloop, but users report that a factory reset resolves the issue.

Android Q Beta 4: Eligible devices, how to download, and more

Android Q Beta 4 know for all eligible devices, upto 13 Android brands starts from Google Phone with all pixel come from (PIXEL 3A) series. Pixel smartphone users will need to en roled their devices on the to receive an OTA update with the new Android Q Beta build. OTA files and system image links are also available. The remaining, in alphabetical order, are Asus ZenFone 5Z, Essential Phone, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, LG G8 ThinQ, Nokia 8.1, OnePlus 6T, Oppo Reno, Realme 3 Pro, Sony Xperia XZ3, Tecno Spark 3 Pro, Vivo X27, Vivo Nex A, Vivo Nex S, Xiaomi Mi 9, and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G. So far, only the Essential Phone has recived its Andorid Q Beta, shortly after the Pixel devices. For more information visit Android Q Beta Page.

Android Q Beta 4 New features

Beta 4 also enables removal of notifications by swiping from any side. Earlier, Android allowed swiping only on one side, while the other allowed users to snooze and control the notification settings. This change of swiping on any side to remove notifications was first spotted by (Android Police). The publication also spotted the reincarnation of the rotation lock button that was there in Pie, but wasn’t spotted in earlier Android Q Beta releases.

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