Saturday, 23 March, 2019

Google Announces Android Q Beta: Faster Apps, Privacy Boosts, and More

Google Releases Android Q Beta for Developers, Early Adopters Google Announces Android Q Beta: Faster Apps, Privacy Boosts, and More
Troy Mann | 15 March, 2019, 08:10

If you are on your Pixel smartphone, it is still possible to activate this mode, but of course it won't be optimal.

Along with some neat new features Google is also getting ready for the explosion in foldable phones by including native support for these bendy devices. You can still prevent an app from accessing your location, or give it permanent access, but now there's a middle ground of only letting an app access your location while it's running - iOS offers a similar feature.

Numerous previously announced features for foldable phones like the Galaxy Fold are also built into Android Q. For developers, that means supporting new paused and resumed states that allow multiple apps to work on a larger display. It works quite well (on the Pixel 3 XL and not the Pixel 2) but you can now have "only" a single freeform window open on your homescreen. You can even use the data to create 3D images or support AR photography use-cases in the future.

Speaking about the Q update Dave Burke, VP of Engineering said: "In 2019, mobile innovation is stronger than ever, with new technologies from 5G to edge to edge displays and even foldable screens". There are also expanded privacy-related permission pop-ups for new or newly-started apps. 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.

We expect more devices will be added to the Android Q beta before long, but for now, it's pretty much a Pixel party.

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There are two different routes you can take if you want it: the traditional developer route, or the super-friendly Android Beta Program route.

Android Q, which won't have a name or version number until closer to release, doesn't have any significant visual changes as we saw in Android Pie.

The more traditional way to get the Android Q developer preview is to go the system image/manual flashing route.

XDA Developers reports that the experimental desktop mode enables freefrom multi-windows, allowing users to open apps and move them around however they like. Bugs in the beta can cause you to have to reset the device.

We must however repeat: this beta is more for developers rather than for general use.

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