You can do this if you don't have a Pixel device.
Credit: GoogleFoldable phones are tipped to be the next big thing in smartphones, and Google's making sure that Android Q is ready for it. Functions for pausing and resuming apps have been updated to allow for the multiple different processes that could run simultaneously on a foldable phone, and apps can now be more easily resized for changing between screens.
Similar to iOS, now Android users have the ability to prevent apps from using the location while running in the background. Any mention of the dark mode has been removed from this Android version because Google wants to boast about on stage at I/O 2019.
This goes against previous Pixel 3 XL Lite rumors which pegged the handset as having either 6GB or 4GB of RAM and a slightly punchier Snapdragon 710 chip - its Pixel 3 siblings both pack 4GB of RAM and the flagship Snapdragon 845 chipset. You can even use the data to create 3D images or support AR photography use-cases in the future.
One of the most exciting and my favorite features of Android Q is the system-wide dark theme. Android Q also improves depth maps for cameras that support it. There are also expanded privacy-related permission pop-ups for new or newly-started apps.
Burke also explains in the blog post that developers will have to move their apps to public APIs, and that Google is expanding its "efforts to have all apps take full advantage of the security and performance features in the latest version of Android", which means Google Play will require apps to target Android 9 Pie in new apps and updates. As Google I/O comes and passes, we'll likely see more user-facing features make its way to Android Q. Google sys it's planning six Android Q betas in total.
In Android Q, the permissions have expanded. It won't look a whole lot like the final product we'll get in Autumn, and there'll probably be a load of new stuff added to it after Google I/O in May, but there are still some fun features to play with in the meantime.
The major barrier to testing the new version of Android is having the right phone in the first place.
If you don't have a Pixel, you can download system images onto the Android Emulator program on your Windows, Mac or Linux computer.