As mentioned earlier about Android Q Beta Updates Schedule, Google released Beta 3 in the early days of May month. This time they have released the latest beta at Google I/O 2019. Beta 3 is here for the Google Pixel family and now even more phones than the Android Pie beta. This is the last incremental update before Beta 4, which will include final APIs and the official SDK.

Android Q: Beta 3 came out at Google I/O 2019

Previous beta updates brought features like system-wide dark mode, desktop mode, notification bubbles, system panels, content preview and a whole lot more. Android Q is not so much about UI updates as it is about user experience and privacy. The previous betas were limited to the Pixel family, but Android Q Beta 3 is available also for the Realme 3 Pro,, OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T, Essential Phone, Tecno Spark 3 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 9 Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G, Asus Zenfone 5z, Nokia 8.1, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, LG G8 ThinQ, Oppo Reno, Sony Xperia XZ3, Vivo X27, NEX S, and NEX A.

Dark Theme is available in Beta 3. You simply toggle it on and the UI switches to a black background (not dark gray). Apps have to support Dark Theme for this to work and Google says all of theirs will support it.

We have new and improved gestures. Google pretty much went the iPhone route with a thin bar across the bottom, with no back button. The back gesture is a swipe from the left side of the screen (can also work as a previous gesture from the right). Swiping up still brings the Recent apps screen and you can quickly switch between the previous and next app by swiping left or right on the pill.

Those type of gestures (thin bar at bottom screen) are familiar to Oppo, Realme, Vivo and few other device manufacturers. They have already implemented them long back.

Along with those we have some improvements and addition of tools in Digital Wellbeing. You can now set time limits for each app, the app will be locked after the time limit is reached. Parental controls are improved. Focus Mode will help you stay focused on a specific task by blocking distracting apps. Smart reply from Notifications is also available (its a Pie Feature).

Finally what we have in Beta 3 is dark theme, gestures, digital wellbeing improvements, smart reply and few others. A good point to know is 21 devices from 13 brands along with Pixel family can now get Beta updates from now on.

Source: Google