Android Q beta launches today, available to all Pixel phones

15 March, 2019, 02:38 | Author: Camille Rivera
  • Android Q makes sharing your WiFi password with friends super easy

Are you going to load the Android Q beta on a Pixel phone?

Have a Google Pixel smartphone that you brought onto T-Mobile's network?

Which devices are eligible for Android Q beta? . If so, you can now give Android Q a try.

Android Q sets this right, flipping that arrow on its head and giving us a backup icon that's logical, intuitive, and dare we say - correct.

If you have a Pixel handset (we'd recommend the Pixel 3) and you're willing to put up with any bugs and code gremlins that crop up, then you can now take the latest version of Android for a spin. This means support for multi-resume and the ability to notify an app when it has the user's focus, and help for developers to manage how their app is displayed on a foldable screen.

In a listing from benchmarking app Geekbench, it appears the Pixel 3 XL Lite has been run through the program, revealing 3GB of RAM and a mid-range Snapdragon 625 chipset. The Android Runtime (ART) in Android Q can pre-compile parts of an app to reduce launch times. Users will also get more control on apps when it comes to accessing the location.

Concluding months of rumours and speculations, search giant Google has finally unveiled Android Q, the company's next major Android OS version.

To get the Android Q beta, one has to register with Google's Android Beta program.

But the developer beta will mostly showcase the changes behind the scenes, such as Android Q's souped-up privacy features and support for foldable displays; the latter will be handy given the upcoming debuts of the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X. The first beta version includes more privacy controls over apps. In the video department, Android Q will make it easier for apps to figure out the video rendering capabilities of an Android device.

Android Q also introduces Settings Panels, a new API that allows apps to show system settings to users inside of an application.

In addition, they can use Dynamic Depth data to create 3D images or augmented reality effects in photos in the future. All apps accessing Downloads must make use of the system file picker as well.

Once you're enrolled, you'll continue to be updated to every new version of the Android Q beta automatically, over-the-air.



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