Android Q Beta 1 Available for All Pixel Users: 10 Key Features

Android Q Beta 1 Available for All Pixel Users: 10 Key Features

Numerous previously announced features for foldable phones like the Galaxy Fold are also built into Android Q. For developers, that means supporting new paused and resumed states that allow multiple apps to work on a larger display. Android Q will also have more control over how apps resume and pause when running in the background. Owners of eligible devices are able to manually flash Android Q system images which are now also available for download from Google's servers.

It has been reported that more phones could support the Android Q public beta when it is finally made available.

Google is further improving its permissions model with Android Q to make it more privacy-friendly.

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

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With Android Q, apps can request a Dynamic Depth image which has a JPEG, XMP metadata that is related to depth related elements and confidence map embedded in the same of the device to advertising support. But Google's update is also bringing the Dynamic Depth Format, and it has the potential to become the standard for depth-related pictures. Things had changed with Android Pie (P, at the time) because new devices can access it (Sony Xperia XZ2, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Nokia 7 Plus, Oppo R15 Pro, Vivo X21, OnePlus 6, and Essential PH-1).

If you're using any Pixel phone though, you're set. Once done, you will receive the build over-the-air. 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). For the uninitiated, Project Strobe is a review of third-party developer access (this includes the likes of Facebook and TrueCaller) to Google account and Android device data.

Beta 1 will deliver a new Sharing Shortcuts feature that will let the user share content with someone in another app. In the video department, Android Q will make it easier for apps to figure out the video rendering capabilities of an Android device. All the change logs and new features of the Android Q can be seen from the Source link given below.

With the Android Q, looks like Google is taking privacy very seriously.

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