My final thoughts on the state of Android Q and Ipad OS beta is to just give it a try. In the stage of betas, both are very functional and I’d say about 97% stable.
Revision: Just an hour after releasing this article Google has released the last beta version of Android Q, beta 6. Now is definitely the time to jump into the beta if you want to experience Android Q ahead of its official release which will likely be next month.
I’m going to try to keep this brief. We at TLR Technology have been testing the newest Android Q and Ipad OS beta so you don’t. I can tell you though that if you want to download the latest version of either beta you’ll largely be happy. I have found a few bugs and that is to be expected. Below is just my personal experiences.
Android Q Beta
I’ve been testing Android Q beta on the Google Pixel 2 XL and so far it is usable. I immediately notice the phone is WAY faster than it was prior to the beta. The dark mode is cool, but not earth-shattering. The ability to adjust notifications per app from the slide down menu is cool and really helpful. I’ve found that 99% of the apps that I’ve tried have worked. I did notice on the Chase banking app there is a notification that pops up once the app is launched If you click ok to close the pop up the app will close. If you just use the fingerprint sensor without closing the pop-up, the app will open and function as normal. The last thing that happens is random reboots, I’d say maybe once a week I get a random reboot when using the phone. Overall, If you really wanted to try the Android Q beta AND depending on the apps you use. You’ll probably be ok to download and use the beta now. The current beta is only about 2 revisions at most from the full release, and the beta at this point is really all about polishing.
Ipad OS Beta
The Ipad OS beta is going to sound just like the Android Q beta above. If you want to try Ipad OS, JUST DO IT!!! Overall the new features work as expected. What I’ve noticed is the timing to hold and drag apps to split-screen has changed between each version of the beta. Some versions of the beta felt really good, some not so good, but its always been functional. The dark mode is the same as Android Q, it’s cool but nothing super special. The most important thing about the Ipad OS beta is so far I haven’t found an app that doesn’t work in the beta, I suspect this is because Apple isn’t changing as much under the hood when compared to Android.
My final thoughts on the state of Android Q and Ipad OS beta is to just give it a try. In the stage of betas, both are very functional and I’d say about 97% stable. I don’t think you’ll be upset with the switch at this point and the benefits now outweigh the possible negatives.