The first Android Q beta has arrived. In 2019, mobile innovation is stronger than ever, with new technologies from 5G to edge to edge displays and even foldable screens. According to Google features listed on Android Developers Blog, it could have more photography apps with depth effects like of iPhone’s portrait mode. This will allow customers to have a variety of blur and bokeh styles & effects. Android is pushing its boundaries of hardware and software bringing new experiences and capabilities to the user. As the mobile ecosystem is evolving at a rapid speed, Android Q is also focusing on providing its customers with latest innovations, while making sure customers security and privacy are the top most priority. Likewise, Android Q brings an additional number of privacy and security features to users like:
Highlighted Features of Android Q
Getting users more control over location- With Android Q, the Operating System will get more control over location, prior versions of the Operating System get location only when the app has asked you for permission. Youtube Premium in India.
More privacy protection in Android Q- Beyond changes to location, Android is making further updates to make a transparency. In Android Q, the OS gives users even more control over apps, controlling access to shared files.
Users will be able to control their personal stuff like Photos and Videos or the Audio collections. For Downloads, a user must have the app named as a system file picker, which allows the user to decide on which downloaded file the app can have access.
Foldable and Innovative screens- Foldable devices have opened up some innovative experiences for the users. Improvements in Android Q includes changes to on Resume and on Pause to support multi-resume and notify your app when it has focus. Huawei Mate X Review: The Foldable Beast!
New Audio and Video codecs- Android Q launched the open source video codec AV1. This will allow media providers to stream high quality of video content to Android devices using less bandwidth.
Better Smart Locks- Android Q Beta version is also highlighting the two new arrivals of smart lock. The first enables us to increase the unlock time period of our android device and the second type of a smart lock, locks the trusted device when it is no longer trusted, resulting n boosted privacy and security.
From the above points it is very clearly stated that the main emphasis of Android Q Beta is privacy, moreover limit location gathering to when an app is running (much like an iOS) and restrict apps’ access to media.
5 Hidden features of Android Q Beta
- Users switching from iOS to android might notice is the lack of native screen recording option. Based on the Android Q Beta it looks like Android Q will rectify this problem by adding a native screen recording option to it.
- A new feature allows users to easily share their wifi password with friends that is not unlike adding someone on Snapchat.
- Pixels users can now customize app icons according to their own choice of shape, size ,and colors.
- Before Android Q, sharing links required more than a few steps but not it is quite snappier and easy, now sharing menu provides a list of contacts that Google thinks you’d like to send a link to.
- One of the best upgrades that Android Q has brought in their Pixel is that turning your Pixel into a full-fledged laptop but to make this feature enable, users need to do a bit coding by running an Android Emulator.
Process of Installing Android Q Beta on your Pixel Device?
The process of installing Q Beta on your device is quite easy. But in case you come across some issues you will have to reformat your device to get a more stable version of Android.
- Backup your device
- Enroll in the Android Beta version by logging with your Google account and pick up the compatible device version that you are looking for. With this step, an update will be prepared to roll out on your device, just like like a stable android version. After this, you just have to tap on the Enroll button. Once done, the update will begin to roll out on your Pixel device.
You may opt for the programme at any time according to your choice to return to the stable, public version of Android. If you opt out when your device is running on a Beta version of Android, all user data on the device will be wiped out.