Yesterday Google pushed the Android Q Beta 5 system update to users. But due to unknown installation problems, Google stopped pushing the Android Q Beta 5 update. We too tried on our Google Pixel 3a unit but no update was there to be seen. Now according to the latest news, Google has re-launched Android Q Beta 5 OTA pushes.
Android Q Beta 5 is very close to completing the next major release of its mobile operating system. The Android Q Beta 5 preview is the first “test release candidate” and has been updated several times for gesture navigation.
The Android Q Beta 5 preview follows the final API (level 29), which was launched last month. Developers testing applications and end-users may expect it to be “very close to the system behaviour you see in the final consumer version.”
Google Android Q Beta 5 update details and changes
The update size is 1299.6 MB and wifi is recommended for downloading this update!
One of the key points of Android Q Beta 5 is to improve gesture navigation. New return gestures often conflict with the App drawer, and the new “peek” behaviour helps to alleviate this situation. The user first clicks on the edge of the screen and then swipes to open the navigation drawer. This is a much more convenient behaviour for a user.
At the same time, you can officially launch the Google Assistant Assistant by swiping diagonally from the lower left or lower right corner. Android Q is adding a white “handle” as a visual cue and will be further adjusted over time. Right now it does look a bit finicky but things may improve as Google fine-tunes this gesture.
Planned changes and availability
Google also provides future guidance on custom launchers and instability through gesture navigation, especially in “Recent”. In Beta 6 later this quarter, when a third-party launcher is in use, Android will default to switching users back to the three-button navigation system. Post-release updates will allow non-first-party apps to use Android Q’s new navigation system.
Android Q Beta 5 is Build QPP5.190530.014 and includes the July security patch. Users can submit bugs via the Android Beta feedback app, the Reddit community, or the issue tracker. Before the public release in the third quarter of 2019, it’s one of the planned beta versions.
The Android Q Beta 5 system image is available for Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, as well as Pixel 3a and 3a XL. Users can also manually download via OTA or install it in the Android Beta program.
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