Android Q makes sharing your WiFi password with friends super easy
Mar 15 2019
Google is also enabling Android Q to prevent apps from launching an activity while in the background, meaning that an app won't be able to just jump to the foreground and take over your focus. First, though, developers get a chance to play around with the updated OS, as Google released its first Android Q beta today (March 13). Google says that it has extended support for Android Q to Pixel and Pixel XL on popular demand.
It has been reported that more phones could support the Android Q public beta when it is finally made available. The company has promised to share more details about Android Q during Google I/O in May this year.
The third option is to set up an Android Emulator to run the beta.
Android Q is now in early beta stage and is chiefly aimed at developers and other tech-heads in the testing community.
Note: If you've not installed Android Q on your device, there are reports that you'll be able to use the dark mode on Android Q if you enable it on your Android Pie device prior to installing the Android Q update. Google is also limiting access to non-resettable device identifiers, including device IMEI, serial number, and others with Android Q.
Android Q is also adding Settings Panels to help you quickly enable a specific setting that an app needs.
Camera apps are also getting a new dynamic depth format in Android Q, which will let developers offer various ways of blurring photos and creating bokeh effects on supported devices. Google wants to build on "top of privacy protections in Android" users.
Controlling apps that access photos, videos and audio files have become easier to manage on Android Q. Also, apps are required to use the system file picker inside the Downloads folder so that users can choose which files can be access by the app. Do you own a Pixel device? Once done, you will receive the build over-the-air. The Android Runtime (ART) in Android Q can pre-compile parts of an app to reduce launch times.
Android Q puts new limits on files located on shared external storage. Those interested in privacy will take a close look at the new authorization management system, it should be simplified and will allow some interesting changes, including the impossibility of using localization when the application is not in use.