Android Q Developer Preview 5 Is Out For The OnePlus 7 Series

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Android Q Developer Preview 5 is now available for the OnePlus 7 series handsets. This update is based on Google's Android Q Beta 6 which was released last month.

The very last Android Q Developer Preview

This is the very last Developer Preview update that the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro users will get before Android 10 stable arrives.

Needless to say, this Developer Preview (as the ones before it) is based on Android 10 OS. This update gives OnePlus users to have a taste of Android 10 before it arrives in an official (stable) manner.

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Speaking of which, a recent report suggested that OnePlus may actually bring Android 10 stable at the same time as Google. Google will almost certainly release Android 10 stable for Pixel devices later today, September 3.

Android 10 stable may arrive later today

OnePlus' customer support kind of confirmed that the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro will get the update at the same time as Google's Pixel phones. Despite that, we're still a bit skeptic, but we'll find out later today.

The fact that OnePlus released Developer Preview 5 quite recently brings that into question. It's not realistic to expect that a stable build will be released so soon after the last beta build, but we'll see.

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OnePlus notes that you should install this Developer Preview 5 build at your own risk. The company warns that you may brick your phone if you don't know exactly what you're doing. Also, you should backup your data before proceeding.

If you click here, you'll be able to access the full tutorial on how to install this update. We would suggest you wait for the final build if you're not in a hurry, though.

As far as changes are concerned, OnePlus released a full changelog. This update improves system functions, and system stability. It also adds OnePlus full-screen gestures. OnePlus also notes that if you have Developer Preview 4 installed, you can upgrade via OTA update.

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There are still some issues in this build, which the company notes. Some applications may have compatibility issues. Compatibility issues with Google Pay are also possible, while there's also low probability of system lag.

It will be interesting to see if OnePlus can deliver Android 10 stable as soon as its customer service operator suggested. If not, chances are it will release it in the near future.

OnePlus is rather fast to release new Android versions. Last year, the OnePlus 6 was one of the first non-Google phones to receive Android 9 Pie. The same will probably happen with the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro this time around.

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