Android Q Beta 5 “Release Candidate” arrives
The Android Q Beta 5 has been released for Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3a XL. The newest build arrives qpp5.190530.014 and is the first “release candidate” of Q.
With a release candidate, we should be getting close to final everything, with final APIs already available from the previous beta. This build should be the most stable and is probably worth you taking for a spin if you had been holding out. After this Beta 5, the final release candidate will be Beta 6 before Android Q is released into the wild as stable.
ANDROID Q BETA 5
Date: July 2019
Emulator support: x86 (32/64-bit)
Security patch level: July 2019
Google Play services: 17.7.85
If you’d like to test or load this onto your supported Pixel device in the easiest way possible, head over to the Android Beta site and sign-up. Once the update is made available there, you’ll get it as a system over-the-air (OTA) update, just like you would any other update. It should be live shortly.
- UPDATE: The over-the-air update is live if you are a part of the beta program. Head into Settings>System>Advanced>System update to grab it.
- UPDATE 5:11PM: Google just paused the update because some were experiencing installation issues.
If you’d like to manually flash the files instead of waiting for the over-the-air update, you can download the Beta 5 images right here. Instructions on how to flash a factory image can be found here.