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Have you downloaded Android Q Beta 2?

As of April 3, 2019, Google began pushing out Beta 2 for Android Q. The build aims to be a bit more stable than Beta 1 while also introducing new features — most notably the addition of chat bubbles for your notifications.

A lot of our AC forum members have already downloaded Beta 2 and started using it for themselves. Here are their initial thoughts!

First thing I noticed was the battery icon is now outlined. I like it.


Got a couple apps that seem to struggle a bit, kinda slow is all. My banking app, Chase, works now but play store updated it also. Happy with B2. Seems very smooth overall.


I'm running Nova Prime. Once in a while it overlays some Google icons and Google search bar on the home screen. I've been able to clear them away by closing recent apps. So far that's all I've found.


What about you? Have you downloaded Android Q Beta 2?

Join the conversation in the forums!

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

  • Hell, I don't even have Android P yet...on my Note 8
  • You probably never
  • If you're in the US, the update should be available to you now. If you're in any other part of the world, you should've already had it.
  • Yep, and now i can't see stories on here. Only titles and comments.
  • 2 issues I'm having so far with beta 2 is texts are sending twice at least on my end with Google messenger app and camera app is having issues saving pictures or at least showing them in the roll
  • NO! Why would I? I don't want it. JK, I have an S10+. I can't get it
  • Android Q? I'm already running Android R on my phone!
  • To fix camera picture saving issue, had to go into permission setting and select allow for photo & video and there they all were
  • Yep...running great. Bank app wasn't working on beta 1...fixed on beta 2. That was the only real problem I was having. A few weird animations, but other than that, no big issues.