Android Q Beta 5 Rollout Resumes for Google Pixel Phones After Brief Halt

After a short halt, Google has now resumed the Android Q Beta 5 rollout. The replace is designed for testing functions and is accessible as an over-the-air (OTA) bundle for all Pixel telephones. It brings the ultimate Android Q developer APIs (API stage 29) in addition to an inventory of updates to the gesture navigation system, together with the corner-in swipe gesture to activate Google Assistant and a brand new “peek” behaviour particularly for the again gesture. Notably, Google initially launched Android Q Beta 5 for appropriate on Wednesday, nevertheless it pulled the replace because of an set up difficulty.

“Thank you for your patience as we investigate the issue, which is putting a very small percentage of devices back on Beta 4 after multiple reboots. We have now resumed the Beta 5 OTA rollout,” Google mentioned in an replace to its Reddit put up saying the Android Q Beta 5 rollout.

It is unclear whether or not Google has thought of any repair earlier than resuming the Android Q Beta 5 rollout because it talked about that the issue has affected a “very small percentage of devices.” However, the up to date Reddit put up recommends beta testers to seize a bug report and supply their suggestions by way of the Android Beta Feedback app to assist the group diagnose such points sooner or later.

How to obtain Android Q Beta 5

Android Q Beta 5 is accessible for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel three, Pixel three XL, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3a XL. The customers who’re already taking part within the Android Q Beta programme and are on Android Q Beta four can set up the newest replace just by going to Settings > System > Advanced > System updates.

Downloadable system photographs of Android Q Beta 5 are additionally accessible for all Pixel smartphones. Furthermore, new customers can enrol for the Android Q Beta programme to obtain the brand new launch.

New options in Android Q Beta 5

As per the official changelog that Google had launched alongside its authentic rollout earlier this week, Android Q Beta 5 brings the corner-in swipe gesture to activate Google Assistant. There are indicators on the backside corners to carry out the swipe gesture.

The new Android Q beta construct additionally contains the peek behaviour that works with the navigation drawer to point swipe will deliver within the drawer. The behaviour makes the again gesture work higher particularly with the apps that use slide-out navigation drawers.

For app builders, Android Q Beta 5 is bundled with the newest APIs and really useful options checklist that embrace interplay notifications, biometric authentication by way of BiometricPrompt, audio playback seize for enrich recording, and AVI codecs for video streaming in addition to HDR10+ for top dynamic vary video.

Importantly, Android Q Beta 5 additionally contains some identified points which were detailed within the official launch notes. The difficulty checklist contains odd behaviour with darkish mode and a Google Play bug that shows an replace dialogue when launching the app for the primary time.

The Android Q Beta 5 replace brings software program construct quantity QPP5.190530.014. Moreover, it additionally contains the July Android safety patch.