17 July 2019
Google released the Android Q Beta 4 to the first wave of devices, which means its Pixel phones, including the very new Pixel 3a devices. But the OTA update pulled back as it was causing some installation problems for quite a few Pixel devices. Users took to Reddit and Google support pages to show their grievance and Google didn’t take much time in halting it.
The Android Q Beta 4 arrived with a slew of changes and new features but the users couldn’t get their hands on them since the update was halted quickly after seeing the complaints.
Now, Google has made it official that the updated images are available on the download page. It later also announced on Twitter that it's releasing fresh OTA for all Pixel devices on the Android Beta Program is pushed already. The new build comes with version number QPP4.190502.019 where the previous was QPP4.190502.018.
It’s worth noting that the latest version will even be available to those who were able to successfully install the previous version and had experienced no issue. “All enrolled devices will receive a new Beta 4 update to QPP4.190502.019 (even those with Beta 4 QPP4.190502.018 installed).”
Google took almost five days in releasing the updated Android Q Beta 4 to the enrolled devices. Reports of the problem started popping up just after installing it but Google was quick to notice and eventually address this issue. The Android Q Beta 4 brings some notable features, including the ability of removal of notifications by swiping from any side. Earlier, it was allowed only on one side. The Dynamic System Updates feature has now arrived with Android Q Beta 4 as well.
Side-loadable images have also been updated, you can find them on developers.android.com.