Google’s I/O event is in a couple of months (May 7-9) wherein we would be witnessing the Android’s latest operating system – the Android Q (via first Developer Preview), which will surely pack in exciting features out of which the Dark mode is the most anticipated one. At last year’s Google I/O, the Mountain View search engine giant had unveiled their Android P (Pie) developer preview. And, for the very first time, the company had also mentioned Android devices other than Pixel devices that would be featuring the first developer preview of Android P other than the Pixel devices. These devices included – the OnePlus 6, Essential PH-1, Nokia 7 Plus, OPPO R15 Pro, MI MIX 2S, Xperia XZ2 ant the Vivo X21.
And as promised Google had delivered the early Android P Beta program for those devices and had opened up the initial beta testing previews for the developers. There’s a new report from the folks at XDA Developers suggesting that Google will be partnering with more Android device manufacturers this year, for the upcoming Android Q beta program when compared to last year’s Android P beta program. The report of the XDA reveals, and according to Illiyan Malchev – an Android developer who had admitted in a podcast suggesting the possibility of adding more Android OEMs to this year’s Android Q Beta program.
According to the questionnaire in the podcast, Mr. Illiyan Malchev has told that last time a total of eight OEMs were involved in the Android P beta program – including the Pixel devices. And for the upcoming Google I/O this year, Illiyan has revealed the number of OEMs this year is certainly bigger, and he’s feeling happy about it. However, the exact number of smartphones that are involved in the upcoming Android Q beta program hasn’t been revealed yet. This move from Google including device manufacturers other than Google is indeed welcoming, and we can expect more and more devices running on the latest Android right from the announcement at Google I/O. So, what do you think of this new move from Google? Do let us know in the comments and stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more such interesting updates.