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Google halts Android Q Beta 5 update | UPD: roll out resumes

12 July 2019 0

UPDATE (July 12th, 2019):

Google has resumed Android Q beta 5 rollout through over the air method. It made the announcement in a Reddit thread mentioning that the update was paused as some users experienced multiple reboot issue. It means if you did not receive the update previously, you should be receiving it now. The thread also includes steps about how to report issues which should be helpful for all beta testers.


Original (July 11th, 2019)

The Android Q Beta 5 update that rolled out to devices via OTA has temporarily been stopped. There isn’t much information on why the update has been stopped but Google has addressed the affected users who found difficulty while installing this new update. However, quoting one of the users who made a complaint on Reddit, we can tell that the launcher kept on crashing no stop after the update. The phone had to be rebooted twice to use the phone again.

On its Reddit page, Google support team writes,

We're aware of an issue with Android Q Beta 5 related to installing updates. We've temporarily paused Beta 5 OTA updates to all Pixel devices as we investigate the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience and will provide this post once the issue is resolved.

Those who closely follow these updates would know that Android Q Beta 4 was also temporarily halted and resumed almost after a week. Currently, it’s unknown, when Google decides to re-release the update Android Q Beta 5 to the users.

The Android Q Beta 5, otherwise include final APIs and official API 29 SDK for developers as well as the optimizations and bug fixes, including updates to gesture navigation.

Leaked firmware of Android Q Beta 5 for Pixel devices has already shown what to expect from the update. The very latest finding showed that the Pixel Launcher will be getting the swipe-down gesture, but it will not work if you install a third-party launcher. The new gesture allows users to swipe down anywhere on the display to view notifications.

Last week, we also learned that Android Q Beta 5 is bringing better support for navigation drawers and Night Sight mode is coming to the main camera app UI.

Let’s wait and see when Google will re-release the beta update.


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