Several media reports suggest that Google is gearing up to introduce Android Q (or whatever the search giant may call the next software version) and will release the software very soon. We're looking at even more handsets than a year ago, although no specific models were named. I assumed that was in part due to Treble, making it easier for those devices to be....
Q: I noticed that when we announced the Android Pie preview at last year's I/O, there were several devices that were announced at that time, which I thought was new to have that many different devices coming out. This indicates that the beta could be launched today and we are eagerly waiting for it.
Major versions of Android have been released in August for the past few years now, but that does not mean its too early to be thinking about Android Q. The next major update to Android is expected to transition to developer preview status as early as today. "Malchev stated ".when we did the first beta, we had all these companies lined up and that was really that awesome. "I can not share the exact numbers yet", the report quoted Malchev as saying.
Details, as vague as they were spilled on the Android Developers Backstage podcast, and picked up by the ever observant eyes at XDA-Developers. "But the trend is positive and strong, and I am very happy about this". Most of us are expecting some kind of Android Q beta to kick off at Google IO 2019, but before that happens, Google may be looking run a smaller-scale test.
As we know the first Android P Developer Preview build was launched in the middle of March 2018 and now nearly at the same time, we could see the Android Q Beta getting released. Last year, seven OEMs (apart from Google) offered to help Google test Android Pie on their devices: Essential Phone, Nokia 7 Plus, OnePlus 6, Oppo R15 Pro, Sony Xperia XZ2, Vivo X21, and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S.