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  1. AKFL3TCH3R's Avatar
    How many of you all have been running the latest Android Q beta? Has it been worth it and functional as a daily driver? If so, why? If not... Why? 😵 I'm interested in testing it out, though sadly my S8+ has decided to stop turning on altogether, so this 3XL is my only working device right now.
    06-23-2019 05:47 PM
  2. Carl051's Avatar
    I use it as my daily driver. I prefer the new navigation system. Had to wait a bit for my banking apps to be updated to work on the beta but they are sorted now. Haven't really had any major problems with beta. Had the odd freeze up for a few seconds but that's about it. Haven't found any other apps I can't use
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    06-23-2019 05:49 PM
  3. dmxjago's Avatar
    I've been using every android beta since the start until it goes live for all my devices since the nexus 6p. Although there are more bugs at the start it's never enough to get me to go back to the previous version. I always rock it on my daily driver.
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    06-23-2019 05:52 PM
  4. eric002's Avatar
    I've been using every android beta since the start until it goes live for all my devices since the nexus 6p. Although there are more bugs at the start it's never enough to get me to go back to the previous version. I always rock it on my daily driver.
    Yes, correct. Even though I have my Android auto bug and a few other glitches, I'm still using it still pretty stable.
    06-23-2019 06:26 PM
  5. Kirstein Gourlay's Avatar
    I use it as a daily driver. It has been stable enough for me although a few apps don't work.
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    06-23-2019 07:05 PM
  6. ptkelly's Avatar
    My only phone is running Android Q and I have no problems but it really depends on what you want to do.
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    06-23-2019 08:00 PM
  7. eric002's Avatar
    That is absolute correct. Depends on which applications you're using That's better. For the most part Android Q is pretty stable. I can't wait for it to be production ready for Android Auto to finally work with my car but that's another story.
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    06-23-2019 08:19 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    On my daily phone also, haven't run into issues with beta 4
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    06-23-2019 11:32 PM
  9. AKFL3TCH3R's Avatar
    I use it as a daily driver. It has been stable enough for me although a few apps don't work.
    Which apps haven't worked?
    06-24-2019 12:49 AM
  10. Kirstein Gourlay's Avatar
    Which apps haven't worked?
    I can't use Utilita apps to top up my gas and electricity or to check my account. I can't use MBNA credit card and a few I can't remember that I uninstalled. But I have an S7 edge that I use alongside my pixel to connect to my smartwatch and I put those apps onto that phone instead.
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    06-24-2019 03:52 AM
  11. jtbarton's Avatar
    Been using the latest beta on my XL as well. Entirely because of the native dark mode and the return of the traditional 3-button navigation
    06-24-2019 11:28 AM
  12. eric002's Avatar
    Been using the latest beta on my XL as well. Entirely because of the native dark mode and the return of the traditional 3-button navigation
    Hahaha you know as much as I tried to use the old three button navigations, doesn't seem natural or normal to me anymore. I'm so used to The feeling of gesture navigations at this point b
    06-24-2019 11:44 AM
  13. jtbarton's Avatar
    Lol the pill navigation was... fine. Apple's implementation is just frankly better on this front of gesture navigation. The new gesture navigation for Q was not well suited for me. I personally just find the classic three button navigation a much more simple solution. If it ain't broke...
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    06-24-2019 01:03 PM
  14. Rukbat's Avatar
    My banking app still hasn't been updated (small bank), and a few other "developer-type" and other specialty apps haven't, as of Beta 2, so I went back to Pie (which gave Google some good troubleshooting - no more automatic replacement because the phone is in the bootloader, won't get out of it, and the PC doesn't recognize that there's anything plugged into it). I'll wait until release - I'm comfortable with Pie, and really don't need any of the Q changes or additions. (As for gestures, Nova does everything I need. The launcher was one of the first things I replaced on the phone.)
    06-24-2019 02:20 PM
  15. eric002's Avatar
    Hey, if you're happy you're happy. That's all that matters at the end of the day.
    06-24-2019 02:30 PM
  16. AKFL3TCH3R's Avatar
    Lol the pill navigation was... fine. Apple's implementation is just frankly better on this front of gesture navigation. The new gesture navigation for Q was not well suited for me. I personally just find the classic three button navigation a much more simple solution. If it ain't broke...
    Yeah, my only gripe is that the navigation pill on Q looks really awkward and thin, in other words, doesn't look very optimized 😂
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    06-24-2019 05:09 PM
  17. Yogesh Khetani's Avatar
    I wouldn't recommend to use it because it's in beta and beta itself says that it's under testing. That means that the OS might contain bugs. Atleast not as a daily driver.
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    06-24-2019 11:31 PM
  18. J Dubbs's Avatar
    Lol the pill navigation was... fine. Apple's implementation is just frankly better on this front of gesture navigation. The new gesture navigation for Q was not well suited for me. I personally just find the classic three button navigation a much more simple solution. If it ain't broke...
    Preach it brother! ;-)
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    06-25-2019 04:52 AM
  19. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Don't use it as my daily driver (hate that term) because I have options, but I would have no issue doing so. During the initial beta I only had an issue with my banking app which was fixed rather quickly and Firefox wouldn't load which took awhile but no sweat.
    The gestures are an improvement over Pie, although some aren't quite happy but we will never please everyone.
    06-25-2019 05:10 AM
  20. elvee68's Avatar
    I'm all in with gesture navigation now and the only app I had left that didn't work was a pay stub app from work which now works.
    Overall Q is working great.
    06-25-2019 07:32 AM
  21. eric002's Avatar
    I'm all in with gesture navigation now and the only app I had left that didn't work was a pay stub app from work which now works.
    Overall Q is working great.
    I completely agree. Like I said in the past, the only experience that's not working for me at all is Android Auto but it is what it is at this point everything else works. The only thing that Google must improve upon are the gestures for home screen and complete UI navigation.
    06-25-2019 07:40 AM
  22. bkrickles's Avatar
    I completely agree. Like I said in the past, the only experience that's not working for me at all is Android Auto but it is what it is at this point everything else works. The only thing that Google must improve upon are the gestures for home screen and complete UI navigation.
    The AA bug is what keeps me away. I can't complete my day to day without it fully functioning. Otherwise, Q is so smooth and snappy.
    06-25-2019 09:11 AM
  23. eric002's Avatar
    The AA bug is what keeps me away. I can't complete my day to day without it fully functioning. Otherwise, Q is so smooth and snappy.
    Yes I know what you mean. I mean I've had to do work arounds in my car regarding Android Auto. And the more annoying thing is, I love using Google maps in my car but it's really hard to charge it and use my phone at the same time without Android Auto. Every beta stage, I pray to God Google finally fixes Android Auto, but on the issue tracker, there are quite a few of us users at a complaining about Android Auto still. And Android Q won't be ready for production until late September/October.
    06-25-2019 10:30 AM
  24. bkrickles's Avatar
    Yep. I use AA every day for maps, calls, texts, general questions. Even MLB at bat. It's my favorite phone / car feature.
    06-25-2019 10:36 AM
  25. philesk's Avatar
    Installed Q beta4 OTA on my Essential PH-1. So easy. I am so glad I bought the PH-1. My wife and son also have PH-1s. So far no sévère problems. I don't like the full gesture navigation. It feels unfinished and some apps are not compatible particularly when trying to go back to a previous screen the apps go to background. I went back to two button navigation. I also had a small problem with the Wells Fargo banking app - it wouldn't let me do a deposit using the camera and the Peet's Coffee app wouldn't let me transfer $ from a prepaid Peet's card. Both problems were solved by uninstalling and reinstalling the two apps.

    So, if you have app problems, I recommend uninstalling from the phone and reinstalling the offending apps from the Playstore.
    06-25-2019 10:39 AM
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