Android Q would be the latest update to the android platform. While it is the direct competitor for Apple’s iOS, Google’s operating system functions a bit differently. While Apple’s beta program offers one platform for all its devices, the Android operating system has customized platforms for different manufacturers. OnePlus, for example, has a custom version of the operating system under the name, “Oxygen OS”. With Android Q in beta mode, all of these manufacturers are pushing their custom beta modes as well. It was just today that OnePlus released the fourth developer’s preview of Android Q for the OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 devices.
While the previous version was full of bugs, the latest one is packed with certain fixes. The update as a whole doesn’t really explain many of the changes but it does give users fixes to previous problems. App crashes and other incompatibility issues have been catered to. Under the heading “System functions Improvement“, OnePlus covers the few bugs and glitches the previous version entailed.
While this is an improvement over the features of the third preview build, OnePlus points out issues that users may face with this upgrade as well. According to them, users may still face app compatibility issues, the fingerprint being cleared, Google Pay not working and there may still be instances where the phone crashes or simply lags.
Currently, since it is a developer preview, it is not recommended that users install it on their daily drivers. Knowing the number of crashes that may happen on the device running it, it would certainly not be recommended. Secondly, this is not one of those typical updates which can be done over the air. If users feel the need to actually test it out, they would have to install it via their computers, sideloading the operating system. 9to5Google was keen to add links for both OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro devices.