Google announces first Android Q beta, available today for Pixel smartphones

Google has announced the Android Q developer preview. The company revealed the beta update, an early version of an Android OS upgrade set to arrive later this year, alongside a host of new features on the Android Developers Blog.

Android Q introduces new privacy and security features for end users, enhancements for foldables, new media codecs and camera features, and a host of new APIs. We’ll have a full breakdown of all the new features for you shortly.

The first Android Q developer preview is available starting today for all Google Pixel devices, including the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, and Pixel 3 XL. Pixel owners can sign up for the Android Q beta program here, or download the system images here and install them manually. If you sign up for the Android beta program, the update should arrive sometime later today.

This story is breaking and will be updated shortly with more details.

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