Android Q research reveals details of Google’s upcoming mid-range smartphones

Android Q research reveals details of Google’s upcoming mid-range smartphones

Android Q research reveals details of Google’s upcoming mid-range smartphones

Google released the first beta of Android Q yesterday, and as expected, there are a bunch of major features.

Keep in mind, this is only the first beta of Android Q, so that's not a surprise at all.

So, one way is to get enrolled in the Android Beta program using the link given below, after which the Beta 1 will automatically land your Pixel phone via OTA update.

The Share menu is getting a revamp too, with faster loading times for options on the menu (like other apps and contacts you might want to connect to), as well as a preview of what it is you're actually sharing. Devices like the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X represent the start of foldables becoming more available, and Android Q will have specific APIs for devices with changeable form-factors.

Android 10 will feature a new Settings Panel API which improves on the Slices feature introduced in Android 9. You can do this if you don't have a Pixel device.

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"But since the app may not need location outside of when it's now in use, the user may not want to grant that access".

You get more control over how apps can access your device's location - as on iOS, Android Q lets you grant access all the time, never, or only when the app is open. So for example, you can only add app shortcuts to the desktop and nothing else.

In the same leaked beta from February, there was apparently a system-wide dark mode, which would activate the darker colors in all apps, and recolor apps that didn't have a dark theme built in.

Thanks to some new codecs, and a developer tool to analyze the capability of the phone an app's installed on, you will enjoy improved video and audio quality on phones running Android Q.

Have a Google Pixel smartphone that you brought onto T-Mobile's network? This is limited to Samsung phones, but with Microsoft also making moves in this territory, and Huawei's PC mode on its flagships, it feels like the time for a true Google solution is nearly here. If you don't have a Pixel and still want to give it a go, you can, it's just a bit of a pain: you have to use the Android Emulator and grab the emulator images from the SDK Manager in Android Studio (this really is intended for devs). It's very much like Microsoft's Windows Insider programme. Be warned: this is unstable beta software.

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