There is not a set release date yet, but we anticipate it will come out in August, rather than at the tail end of summer in September. Following the last round of beta testing, Google will move on to issuing release candidates.
"With the developer APIs finalized and release candidate builds coming soon, it’s critical for all Android developers to test their current apps for compatibility with Android Q. We recommend getting started as soon as possible," Google says.
Interestingly, face unlocking is not yet live in Android Q, but it is surely coming. The folks at 9To5Google spotted a reference to face authentication as a hidden setting, along with strings of code in the Settings app. The pertinent section reads:
Delete face data?
Barring a last minute surprise, it appears as though face unlocking will be a native security feature in Android Q. That's not surprising, as Google has focused on three themes in the development of Android Q: innovation, security and privacy, and digital wellbeing.
"We want to help you take advantage of the latest new technology— 5G, foldables, edge-to-edge screens, on-device machine learning, and more— while making sure users' security, privacy, and wellbeing are always a top priority," Google said.