OnePlus, a global mobile device company, announced today the availability of Android Q Beta on its OnePlus 6 and 6T smartphones. This announcement marks another successful year of OnePlus collaboration with Google to provide one of the fastest software updates in the industry and deliver one of the most developer-friendly phones.
Android Q Beta, the developer preview version of this brand-new Android platform, offers developers the ability to share early feedback, while enabling them to create and optimize apps for the platform. This build serves as a baseline version and is targeted at early adopters and developers.
“We’re excited to be providing one of the fastest software updates in the industry,” said Pete Lau, Founder and CEO of OnePlus. “Android Q Beta allows some of our tech-savvy followers to experience the latest technologies that this platform can offer. Updates including the new gesture-based navigation, Dark Theme and privacy enhancements all contribute to the burden-less experience that OnePlus strives to bring to its users.”
As an annual festival for Google experts to present their latest products and technologies, Google I/O has been a great forum for developers, carriers and mobile device manufacturers to come together for talks and hands-on experience.
Since the launch of the OnePlus One back in 2014, OnePlus has been receiving support from the developer community.
From OnePlus One’s Cyanogen OS to Oxygen OS, refined version of stock Android that retains a pure but finetuned experience, the company’s operating system keeps evolving alongside the relationship between people and smartphones and discussions with members of the global OnePlus community.
Last year, OnePlus released a software maintenance schedule provide the company’s community with the best in class software maintenance and upgrade cycle including two years of regular software updates from the release date of the phone, and an additional year of Android security patch updates. The Android Q beta platform is currently available for download for OnePlus 6 and 6T users and will be available for OnePlus 7 Pro on May 14th. It’ll also be available for OnePlus 7 in the coming weeks. The official Android Q platform will be available for general use later this year.