18 July 2019
Xiaomi has announced that it is inviting applications for users to become a part of the Mi 9 Android Q beta program. The program is meant for its custom skin MIUI and is not related to the stock Android developer preview that is being released by Google. It means if you are not a fan of the custom skin, you are likely to uninterested in the program.
The announcement was made on the Chinese social network platform Weibo suggesting that it is likely to be for the MIUI China ROM. It means if you are an MIUI Global ROM user, you will have to wait for the time being. It also goes without saying that you will need to have a Mi 9 before you can become eligible for submitting your application.
The whole idea behind running the beta program is to test the new software ahead of the stable release. It will help Xiaomi folks to ensure that Android Q is running correctly on the device. It also helps them check for the OS' compatibility with apps and services so that users don't have to face any issues once it is released for everyone.
If you are interested in trying out the beta version, you should know that it is likely to have various bugs and performance instability issues. It is not recommended to install a beta build on one's primary device as it can cause problems with the day-to-day usage. If you have a spare device or you are okay with using a beta release on your main device, click the source link below to get started with application submission.