Android Q, the next in line version of Android will be released in the second half of the year, with the latest stable version – Android 9 Pie – having reached Pixel devices in August last year.
The first Android P developer preview was released in March, with the second Android P developer preview, known as Android P Beta, released at Google I/O in May last year and featuring several OEMs in the beta programme.
Google is expected to follow a similar timeline for Android Q, but it’s still too early to say. Google is expected to release the first Android Q developer preview this month, and showcase the Android Q Beta (developer preview 2) at Google I/O 2019 in May this year.
Now, a Google executive has revealed that more brands and smartphones will be on board with the Android Q beta programme, making it available on many more devices.
Separately, the Google bug tracker for Android Q Beta has been opened up, and thanks to a date filter on it, it appears the release of the first developer preview will be today.