Google I/O event this year has showcased what all the features we are getting with the latest Android Q, which is scheduled to release this fall. Android Q is set to be rolled out along with flagship Pixel 4 devices (alleged images of the Pixel 4 appeared online recently) most likely in October. Meanwhile, the search engine tech giant has released the third beta of the Android Q after the Google I/O event, and the first beta was released back in March. Regardless, Google released the fourth beta of Android Q last week.
We’re aware of an issue with Android Q Beta 4 related to installing updates. We’ve temporarily paused Beta 4 OTA updates to all Pixel devices. We apologize for any inconvenience, and will provide an update once the issue is resolved.
— Android Developers (@AndroidDev) June 6, 2019
The fourth beta of Android Q that was released on June 5 happened to be a minor update but has caused several boot loop issues for Pixel devices. Google had soon acknowledged the problem and had halted the Android Q Beta 4 update temporarily for all its Pixel devices. The company further offered its apologies and announced that the issue would be resolved and an update would be rolled out eventually. As promised, the company today had resolved the issue affecting the Pixel devices and has re-released Google Android Q Beta 4.
For users who have already enrolled into the beta program and installed the buggy Android Q Beta 4 update would now get a new update over-the-air bearing the QPP4.190502.019 version number. The company had further stated that it had also updated the downloadable images for developers. If you own a Pixel device and have flashed the last week’s Android Q beta 4 update, then you would get the new rollout in the coming days.
We’ve resolved the issue affecting some users when updating to Beta 4 and we’re resuming updates. All enrolled devices will receive a new Beta 4 update to QPP4.190502.019 (even those with Beta 4 QPP4.190502.018 installed). We’ve also updated downloadable images for developers. pic.twitter.com/7xxCemrfXa
— Android Developers (@AndroidDev) June 11, 2019
For those unaware, the fourth beta build of Android Q brings in system changes for Pixel and Android Emulator and also brings the final Android Q developer APIs (API level 29), which is the official API 29 SDK. The Beta 4 also brings updated build tools for Android Studio as well. Further, these new updates are said to give developers the ability to test the compatibility of their apps with Android Q and can also build their apps with new Android Q features and APIs.
Since the Beta 4 issue has resolved with Google’s re-release of the same beta, it is presumably safe to flash the Android Q Beta 4 to your Pixel devices accordingly. However, we would not recommend you to flash on your primary device, as it is still in beta, regardless. For Beta 4 System Images you can head over to this link. Stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more such interesting updates.