Google officially announced its Android Q mobile platform at its I/O 2019 developer’s conference and with it, the company also announced list of the smartphones which will be receiving the new OS. The list included smartphones from a number of OEM makers. But now, the Chinese smartphone maker, Huawei has released its own list of smartphones that will be receiving the Android Q beta update.
The list includes some of the well-known smartphones such as the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Huawei P30 Pro and many others. Huawei Mate 20 Pro was already announced to receive the Android Q beta 3 update. Although the list of smartphones has been released by the company but the exact date of the release hasn’t been confirmed.
The list was revealed on the Huawei EMUI team’s official Weibo account. It revealed eight phones from both Huawei and Honor brands and it is the first batch of smartphones to receive the Android Q update. The smartphones present in the list are Huawei Mate 20, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Huawei Mate 20X, Huawei Mate 20RS Porsche Design, Huawei P30, Huawei P30 Pro, Honor View 20 and Honor Magic 2. It is expected that the smartphones mentioned here will run Android Q skinned with EMUI. But the version of the EMUI running with the new Android is not known yet and there is a possibility that the company is working on a newer version of EMUI compatible with the Android Q.
Before the Android Q update is pushed out to the abovementioned smartphones, Huawei is taking registrations for the Android Q beta 3 update. The registrations are only being done for the Huawei Mate 20 Pro smartphones. But it should be noted that the company is limiting the participation in the Android Q beta program to a certain group of users. The users should be developers with at least one application published in the Google Play Store. Besides this, the update will initially be available only in Italy, Belgium, Spain, Germany, France, Portugal, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Poland, Denmark, Romania, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Serbia, and Ukraine. Currently, the users in India won’t be receiving the Android Q in the first batch and they will have to wait till the company releases a global update.
The first version of the Android Q beta 3 for Mate 20 Pro will be released on May 11 for the registered participants. This beta programme will go on till June 30, 2019 and in this time the users can test the new features of the Android Q on their Mate 20 Pro.―Gadget Bridge