Android Authority | Confirmed: More OEMs will support Android Q beta than Android P preview

Android Authority | Confirmed: Extra OEMs will help Android Q beta than Android P preview

An Android robot outside a Google building.

A giant shock relating to the Android P beta final 12 months was the inclusion of third-party producers within the initiative. And a Google engineer has now confirmed that extra producers will help the Android Q beta program.

“So at Google I/O, once we did the primary beta, we had all these corporations lined up and that was actually fairly superb. The quantity is larger for the upcoming Android launch, which I’m very pleased about. I can’t share the precise numbers but,” Google engineer and Undertaking Treble architect Iliyan Malchev instructed the Android Builders Backstage Podcast (h/t: XDA-Builders and r/Android).

The Android P beta had seven third-party producers on board, together with Important, HMD International, OnePlus, Oppo, Sony, Vivo, and Xiaomi. So who may very well be the brand new additions to the initiative?

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Effectively, notable absentees final 12 months embody HTC, Honor/Huawei, LG, Motorola, Realme, Samsung and ZTE. The likes of Motorola look like a no brainer too, as its light-weight tackle Android ought to make updates a easier affair.

We’re additionally hoping that, not like final 12 months, producers supply beta help for greater than only one telephone of their system portfolio. The Android P beta was obtainable for the Important Cellphone, Nokia 7 Plus, OnePlus 6, Oppo R15 Professional, Sony Xperia XZ2, Vivo X21, and Xiaomi Mi Combine 2S.

Are there any explicit producers or telephones you’d wish to see within the Android Q beta? Give us your reply within the feedback part beneath!

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