Google has just relaunched Android Q’s fourth beta version after solving a glitch that made some Pixel smartphones to ‘bootloop.’ In other words, the devices were trapped in a continual state of reset. The problem appeared after some Pixel users attempted to install the beta Over-The-Air. Google took the issue on their official Twitter account and said that all devices registered in the beta version will now get the new Beta 4 upgrade and that it was updated the downloadable images for developers. Google’s statement also said the following:
“We’re aware of an issue with Android Q Beta 4 related to installing updates. We’ve temporarily paused Beta 4 OTA updates to all Pixel devices as we investigate the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience and will provide an update once the issue is resolved.”
This occurrence is a good reminder never to download and install a beta version of software on a device you use as your primary device. Regardless of how appealing its impressive features might be, you should always install a beta on a hardware set aside for these kinds of experiments.
Having said that, besides this incident, Google’s Android updates are inclined to be fairly steady. With the Android Nougat, the company incorporated a new ‘A/B (Seamless) System Updates’ technique to enable a device to get back to the prior version when coming across issues with an update. It is still not known why the fallback didn’t detect the issue and act accordingly this time around.
Android Q Beta 4 version is a quite small update in the grand design of things and plans. In addition to adjusting the software’s new dark mode theme, a highly enjoyed feature, the update also comes with a new settings menu design that implies that native facial recognition might come to Android.
Emmy Skylar started working for Debate Report in 2017. Emmy grew up in a small town in northern Manitoba. But moved to Ontario for university. Before joining Debate Report, Emmy briefly worked as a freelance journalist for CBC News. She covers politics and the economy.