After releasing the beta 5 of Android 10 Q this yesterday evening. Google has temporarily paused the OTA rollout. the updates are no longer available due to installation issues.
While Google officially announced the availability of the update to the beta 5 of Android 10 Q for compatible smartphones. The company announced a few hours later that the suspension of the beta version. On the forum Reddit dedicated to Android Beta, Google explains that the problems of installation of the beta on Pixel devices are involved.
“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”.
If the OTA update has been paused, it still remains possible to install the Android 10 Q beta 5 directly by downloading system images and then manually installing them on your smartphone. Note also that Google Pixel are currently the only smartphones to be able to benefit from the beta 5 Android 10 Q.
Improved gesture navigation
Among the new features in this beta 5 of Android 10 Q, we can note new management of gesture navigation. Alongside with a new slide from the corners at the bottom of the screen to launch Google Assistant.
As expected, applications using a side panel now have a solution to avoid any conflict with the gesture of return. Finally, from the next beta, users can activate the side menu bar by tapping the edge of the screen and hovering inward for a while.
As a reminder, there is still a beta version of Android 10 Q, probably scheduled for August. The final version of the update could arrive by the end of September.