Google has released a preview of the next version of Android.
Enrolling and downloading the beta is as easy as signing up on Google's Android Q beta page and waiting for an update to download. Ideally, support for them should have ended with Android 9 Pie. To be clear, this just refers to the first developer preview, which means it's primarily for developers because they're probably the only ones who can deal with the risks associated with using unfinished software. This update acronym stands for "Android Package Kit" and there are a couple of things that Android fans need to do in order to make their smartphones compatible with APKs.
Once you click on "Enrol", you will receive the Android Q Beta 1 update OTA on the enrolled device like any other regular Android software update. However, I must wonder what delicious dessert will Android Q be named after?
The release features an enhanced machine learning API, and new APIs for 3D, 2D graphics and MIDI.
Following numerous rumors and speculation, Google finally has made its next-gen Android Q operating system official, by releasing its first beta. Rather than bounce users between a smart speaker app and the settings menu, the pop-up would provide direct access to the setting an app require changes or permissions to, all while remaining within the app's interface.
Android Q beta is now available for Pixel devices
The first beta build of Android Q is coming with some of the major changes over Android Pie.
The new beta brings a bunch of exciting features and controls to Google's mobile operating system. The beta also included a feature to allow apps to use location-based services only when the app is in use.
The Android Q beta is aimed at developers, but regular users are also able to download and install the update if they want.
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. Dynamic Depth is a new format "consists of a JPEG, XMP metadata related to depth related elements, and a depth and confidence map embedded in the same file on devices that advertise support".
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The ability to stream high quality video content using less bandwidth thanks to Google opening up the platform to support new video codecs. It could be enabled for all users in the future beta versions. Android Q will support multi-resume and notify apps when they are in focus.
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