The Android Q still follows unnamed, but Google presented some interesting news this week in the beta version of the little robot, including the long-desired dark theme that you’ve been begging for so long.
But that’s not just what Android 10 brings back; I’m here with the Pixel 3XL properly updated, to show the changes coming to your smartphone soon.
We have separated at least the top ten changes.
Check with me.
You must be wondering – when will I have Android Q on my cell phone? Well, the first good news is that Google has expanded its partnership with the leading manufacturers in the market including ASUS and LG in the beta program.
But the search giant continues to ignore Samsung – why is that? If you have the Zenfone 5Z, for example, or any of the other smartphones on the list, you can test the novelty before everyone else – if you do not have it, check out what’s new.
Tired of that white Android theme that bothers your eyes especially at night? Well, after so much distaste, Google finally released the Dark Theme.
Not only does it leave the interface black, but native applications also get darkened.
This helps save battery life on OLED screen phones, as well as reduce visual fatigue when using the phone in dimly lit places.
Android Pie has focused on gesture navigation.
It was interesting news, but it does not offer the same practicality we have in recent iPhones.
Knowing this, Google copied the implementation of its rival, and now, we have iOS gestures on Android.
To return to the home screen, simply swipe up access recent applications, Swype and hold in the center of the screen.
Android Q is able to read and understand the messages you receive and with that, it formulates three answer options so that you can respond to the message directly from the notifications shade.
If a friend sends an address in the conversation, Android Q will understand the message and suggest a shortcut to Google Maps, for example.
Do you know that food delivery application that keeps notifying you all the time? You can now create a group to add those annoying applications that disturb you.
Called “Focus Mode”, the novelty is perfect for you to make your cell phone less intrusive at times when you need to focus on work or study.
And to activate and deactivate there is a shortcut in the notifications shade.
Digital Wellness has been implemented in Pie, now has gained improvements for parental control on Android Q.
Parents can set how long their children get stuck in their cell phones, controlling the usage time of each specific application, including games.
The biggest new thing is for the bonus time – you can grant five extra minutes for your child to finish that game level and then return the phone.
The Galaxy Fold and the Mate X were the first bets of Samsung and Huawei on foldable smartphones.
According to Google, several manufacturers are expected to launch products of this segment as early as 2019, and Android Q is already optimized for that.
When you’re playing with the phone closed, you can open it and continue on the screen without any pause or delay.
It remains to be seen whether the developers will embrace this idea or if the system will attempt to force compatibility.
Hearing-impaired people will be happy with the Android novelties now in version 10 the system is able to generate subtitles in real-time for any type of video with audio without needing internet access.
This novelty will also be welcomed when you are watching a video in someplace with a lot of noise So much that it is hard to hear the audio.
Do you know those security updates that you should receive every month but the manufacturer of your cell phone refuses to release? Google finally did something and solved the problem with Android Q.
Now the most critical parts of the system will be updated directly by the Play Store but do not celebrate yet – here’s the bad news.
Only phones that ship with Android Q will support this new feature.
Google has always been concerned about the access that applications have to your personal information The system has always allowed you to decide what each application can access and now on Android Q, you can even control which services will have access to your location when they are running in the background.
Now you can lock each one individually.
You can also grant temporary permission to an application, so when the application opens again, the system will ask if you want to keep the permission Or revoke it.
Android Q brings nothing really innovative.
Many features you’ve seen here can be found on phones already available on the market but it’s interesting to see that the system is getting smarter with each version.
While Google still does not confirm the name of Android 10, the company will release a few more beta versions in the coming weeks.
Until October we will have the final version, which will be released for the Pixel series and it should not take too long to arrive for the beta program participants as well.
Have you been looking forward to Android Q? So follow TudoCelular’s website to stay tuned in all the news of the 10th version of the little robot.
The manufacturers did not have time to upgrade to Android Pie; I would like to give you the numbers what statistics are now, but it’s just not there… it will appear a little later, but I guarantee that this is not more than three or four percent of all Android versions.
They did not have time to upgrade as the Internet filled a lot of rumors and leaks about the new Android Q.
Today we will discuss it.
First of all, we are interested to know about the name of the operating system, release dates, and of course, new features.
As far as we know, there will be a letter Q This happens every time before the release of the new version of Android: Google assigns a letter to its operating system; Nobody knows the full name right now, find out when they release version will be released – either at the end of summer or at the beginning of autumn.
But while you can dream up: Irish pastries Quottab; French quiche pie, or the British dessert Queen of Puddings.
It sounds hard after Android Pie and Oreo, but, in any case, There are not so many pastries and sweets on the letter Q.
Well, my option can be used: How does the logo sound? Generally beautiful.
Usually, before releasing a new version of Android, Google hints how it will be called either in its commercials, or in the application code, but in the end, Google confused all and it turns out not the way everyone thought.
Every time this is something new, well, more fun, so let’s not guess, most likely probably my name will still be taken: “(Q)Kvass” or “(Q)Kozinak”, all four are excellent, in general.
[in Russian letters] With the name sorted out, let’s now talk about the features that we expect.
First of all – this is a multi-window updated mode, which Google announced in November of 2018.
it is called Multi-resume: if there are two windows open now and for example, we twist our finger in one, then the second doesn’t work; This is essentially a screen or video, and in Android Q two applications will work at once.
This is not very relevant, on the one hand, but on the other – more and more brings us closer to the fact that in Android phones and tablets there will be a multi-window mode, like on desktops: folders and other applications are open.
This is great and we are waiting for this.
In general, Google announced this feature at the Samsung Developer Conference event last year when the Koreans showed the Galaxy F, its prototype, which is soon waiting for us, in February bendable Samsung, and Google as it were directly said, that Android will support bendable devices, and will adapt and rebuild the interface for them, great! But back in a bit, the first rumors about Android Q appeared back in November 2018.
Then Geekbench 4 noticed the Pixel 3 XL and the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE with Android Q, this does not tell us anything, but at least we have learned the letter.
But more importantly, XD portal specialists managed to get an alpha version of Android Q for Pixel 3XL somewhere, and run it! The same as in my hands, which means we have screenshots, really what will be in the system, not some rumors there.
That’s what awaits us, let’s talk about it now.
They began to update their applications to support black themes: Call app, SMS app and so on, Google even launched a study on the effect of dark themes on the phone’s battery; good results came out, The battery lasts longer, although the theme is dark, not black, so lovers of AMOLED-screens will not give priority.
the dark theme will work everywhere in the settings and notifications, and in tooltips; no need to say that in your One Plus, Huawei, LG and so on there is a dark theme for several years now – here is a different principle.
if it is at the system level, then it will be easier for manufacturers developers, too, plus there are some rumors that Android Q will forcefully include a dark theme in applications It would be interesting to see this.
Second, system permissions for applications will be reworked.
that is, you turn on the application, it says: “allow the use of a microphone?”; you say: “hell no!”, only when your application is active – we launched Telegram, the FBI records you, turned off – do not record.
This is, of course, perfect.
The only question is – why did they fail to think before? Unclear.
Also, you can see the statistics of the use of access by each application; the display interface of the issued permissions will change slightly, And another useful feature – the ability to run the application from the settings – now you can only stop or delete the program.
And thirdly: the mysterious desktop-mode which is in the settings for developers, it is not yet activated and is not tested, but in any case, the annotations say, that it is used with third-party monitors, it means that we stick a monitor on the Type-C, and we get a kind of PC like a Samsung Dex with mouse support and keyboard support, it will be interesting to look at.
Well, it sounds even better if we imagine that Google will cross Android and Chrome OS, and the prerequisites for this lead, even the company itself says about it that these two operating systems could somehow be combined.
That is: when you connect the phone to the monitor, it turns out a full-fledged Chrome OS.
And imagine: Linux applications on your android smartphone; How do you like it, my dear Freebsd-community? A few more innovations that were seen in Android Q: this is the time setting for displaying pop-up notifications; this is content filtering in the files application; background installation of applications; just click “install”, do not need to open anything on the whole screen; disable all sensors in the phone, that will save the battery in the first place, if you do not need it at a certain time; an experimental model appeared with any window size; There is also a checkbox in the settings for developers, which is responsible for the wallpaper in the Always On mode.
What else? Hidden from our eyes innovations: this is an increase in battery life, of course; the work of background processes that are optimized, thanks to artificial intelligence, and that’s all.
Of course, the functions in Android Q will be much more when the beta for developers comes out.
Well, I’m waiting for the return of the three magic buttons below, because the bar is awful, and the return to Pixel 3 XL are these three great buttons, Now you need to try very hard to get them back.
When to wait for the new Android: talking about Pixel; for all other devices it will be plus 1, plus 2, maybe plus 3 months.
Last year, Android P Google showed for developers in March – released the first beta version, the second came out in May on Google IO, during the summer there were three more releases, the final version was released in early August, and then Android Pie was shown.
Most likely, the release of Android Q will be the same scenario.
By the way, the beta versions that year received not only Pixel but also other smartphones: these are Nokia, Vivo, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Essential and so on.
And given that Google solves the problem with updates, most likely this list will increase, so, it is quite possible that in March other smartphones will also receive a beta version, which is good.
But the old Google Nexus stopped receiving test versions since the Oreo.
Given that Android Q will receive a 10 sequence number, And this anniversary number will bring something special, although even now many functions are known from the leaks.
Of course, this is not a revolution, but it is possible that something else will be shown.
So, in any case, we are waiting for the first beta versions for developers, and some info on Google IO in may.