12 June 2019
Update: June 6, 2019
Google has pulled back the Android Q Beta 4 OTA update just a few hours after releasing it. The Android team has paused the OTA rollout reportedly due to some Pixel phones are bootlooping. Google is currently investing it and will soon roll out again. Google announced using its subreddit.
Original Post (June 6, 2019)
Google has now rolled out the Android Q Beta 4 to its Pixel family of devices, including the very fresh Pixel 3a series. The same has also been released for its partner OEMs thus giving them a way to taste a long list of new features.
The Android Q Beta 4 includes the final Android Q developer APIs (API level 29), the official API 29 SDK, and updated build tools for Android Studio.
According to 9to5Google’s findings, the new beta brings ‘Dynamic System Updates.’ The update also tweaks the system share menu starting with a ‘Copy’ label. Now, the menu when fully expanded will also load for more Direct Share targets. Smart Lock seems to have been rebranded as ‘Pixel Presence.’ There are now more improved gestures and to start with Google Play Store and the native Files app support the swipe gestures. In both apps, a swipe from the side opens the hamburger menu while a second trigger the back action. Also, ‘Sleep’ is renamed to ‘Screen timeout’ in Display settings. The update also seems to have tweaked AOD once again. There are many more new changes, you can head over to the links provided below and take a complete insight of them.
Google promised to bring 6 Android Q Betas before releasing the Public release and the company is even keeping its rollout promise as we are seeing the beta updates coming on time. Android Q Beta 4 brings many new features and it’s a more polished update than its predecessors. This is obvious as we are moving towards the final release which will happen in Q3.
Beta 4 is build number QPP4.190502.018 and includes the June security patch. Users can submit bugs through the Android Beta Feedback app, the Reddit community, and the issue tracker. Users on the beta channel will automatically receive the Beta 4 update. Downloadable systems images are available here.