Android Q

Google today launched Android Q, beta 1. Its is available for download. To download it check the link given at the end of this article. This beta 1 release includes preview for SDK developers with system image for pixel, pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL and other android emulators.

For the past two years, Google did not use the Android Beta program. Which let you get the latest Android build via OTA on selected devices. Google is making update available for developer preview as well as beta.

Some of the major upgrades done in Android Q beta are —

Foldables and new screens

Android Q side by side display

Foldable phone is the new technology and almost going to replace the old way of using smartphones. To help apps to take advantage of these large screen or extended display developers has changed the way of using apps. In Android Q there is notch support for devices as a native setting.

Device location

Location acccess

With this feature giving more control to user when apps can get location access. Including when app is not in use. User can only give their location access to app when it is in use that is, app is in running state.

Storage Access

With this permission use will have more control over the app access on storage location. Users will be able to app’s access to photos, videos and audio files. Developers also changes how app behave for external storage.

User Data IDs

With Android Q, system will be able to randomize the MAC address of device when it is connected to different Wi-Fi network by default.

Sharing Shortcuts

Sharing Shortcuts

Now to can share things even faster with Android Q. This will let you jump to other apps very quickly to share content. Developer can publish share targets that launch a specific activity in their app.

Wi-Fi Performance

High performance and low latency will let developers request adaptive wi-fi by calling. Google expects these to be useful for realtime gaming experience and voice calling.

Dynamic Depth in Photos

Dynamic Depth
Dynamic Depth

Now apps can request dynamic depth image which consists of JPEG and XMP metadata related to depth and other elements in a image.
Requesting a JPEG + Dynamic Depth image makes it possible for developers to offer specialized blurs, bokeh options, or use the data to create 3D images and support AR photography use-cases. Dynamic Depth will be an open format for the Android ecosystem.

Biometric Prompt

It has been shifted to passive authentication way like face plus explicit authentication way. Google has also improved the fallback for device credential when needed. These are some Android Q beta features that are open to developers.

For more awesome Tech Content Like us on Facebook, Follow us on TwitterInstagram, Pinterest and Subscribe to Our YouTube Channel.