Google at its I/O 2019 event, announced that Android Q beta will be available for more device including 21 smartphones from 13 different brands. In addition to this, HMD’s CPO Juho Sarvikas via his Twitter announced that Android Q Beta is now available for the Nokia 8.1. Juho also shared the Nokia Mobile’s developer portal, where users can go and enroll their Nokia 8.1 device and download the update by following the instructions there.
At the moment, the Android Q beta is available only via sideloading (flashing) and is supported for Nokia 8.1 device models: TA-1119, TA-1121 and TA-1128, with the 00WW software image.
— Quho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) May 7, 2019
HMD also says that the roll back to the Android Pie is not yet supported and it could be available by 16 May 2019. It is recommended that you wait for the full over-the-air (OTA) upgrade and when the rollback support is available.
Since this is a beta update you might experience some performance or stability issues after downloading and installing the update. The full list of smartphones which have been announced to get the latest Android Q beta update includes the following devices from different OME’s.
- Asus Zenfone 5z
- Essential PH-1
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro
- LG G8
- Nokia 8.1
- OnePlus 6T
- Oppo Reno
- Realme 3 Pro
- Sony Xperia XZ3
- Tecno Spark 3 Pro
- Vivo X27
- Vivo NEX S
- Vivo NEX A
- Xiaomi Mi 9
- Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G
Android Q beta brings a host of exciting new features to the device. Some of the key features of the latest Android Q beta you can check out below.
Android Q Features
- Dark Theme: Android Q now has a system-wide Dark Theme. Activate Dark Theme in Settings, or by turning on Battery Saver.
- Suggested actions in notifications: You can now take action on messages with suggested actions in notification.
- Prioritized notifications: You can decide whether an app’s notifications are interruptive or gentle. Interruptive notifications will make noise, vibrate, and appear on your lock screen, whereas gentle ones will not. Android Q also introduces algorithms to automatically determine whether notifications should be interruptive.
To know more how to get your Nokia 8.1 enrolled to try out the latest Android Q beta, you can check out the full details here.