As part of their I/O 2019 keynote, Google announced that the Android Q Beta would be available to not only the company’s Pixel phones but also third-party OEMs such as Asus.
The Android Q Beta is now available to test on Asus’ ZenFone 5Z (ZS620KL). You’ll get access to an early build of Android Q ahead of its launch later this year.
Android Q brings a number of features including a system-wide Dark Theme, which can be activated via the settings or by turning on battery saver.
Suggested actions for notifications let you take more actions when you get a notification. There’s also prioritized notification which lets you decide if an app’s notifications are interruptive or gentle.
Asus says there are a few known issues with the Android Q Beta on the ZenFone 5Z including that SD cards that are formatted in the exFAT format currently not supported and there’s no beep when you press the volume up or down buttons.
To join the Android Q Beta, visit: https://www.asus.com/Android-Q-Beta/ and follow the instructions.
The Android Q Beta is also available to test on the following devices besides Asus’ ZenFone 5Z:
- Essential PH-1
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro (Only available to developers who have published at least one app to the Google Play Store)
- LG G8 ThinQ (Limited to versions of the device sold in South Korea with the LM-G820N)
- Nokia 8.1 (So long as you’re in Nokia’s developer program)
- OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T
- Oppo Reno
- Realme 3 Pro
- Sony Xperia XZ3
- Tecno Spark 3 Pro
- Vivo X27, Nex A and Nex S
- Xiaomi Mi 9, Mi Mix 3 5G