Google today launched the sixth and final Android Q beta. If you’re a developer, you can start testing your apps against this release by downloading it from developer.android.com/preview. Google says Android Q’s official release to consumers is “just a few weeks away.”
The preview includes system images for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, and the official Android Emulator. If you’re already enrolled in the beta program, you’ll automatically get the update to Beta 6. Like the last three betas, Google is also bringing Android Q Beta 5 to third-party phones “over the coming weeks.”
According to a blog post by the Android team, Android Q Beta 6 includes refinements for the gesture navigation. It brings a new sensitivity preference setting for the Back gesture. The sensitivity preference can be found by going to Settings > System > Gestures > System navigation.
Apart from the Android Q Beta 6, Google has also published the final API 29 SDK and updated build tools for Android Studio. The developer can use these to prepare their apps for the final Android Q rollout.
“Beta 6 includes all of the features, system behaviours, and developer APIs that you’ll find in the final platform, so it gives you everything you need to get your apps ready,” Android team wrote in the blog post.
As mentioned, the final Android Q rollout is just a few weeks away and it won’t be long before Pixel phones have access to the bright and shiny version of Android without the issues of a beta. There is still no word on what the Android Q version will be officially called. Hopefully, it will be announced before the final rollout.