Google Releases Android Q Beta 1

Google Releases Android Q Beta 1

As Android fans know, every new version of the operating system is named after a sweet treat.

Although researchers believed that the titles were legitimate, they said they thought the devs were "scammed" into using a "malicious SDK, unaware of its content, leading to the fact that this campaign was not targeting a specific country or developed by the same developer". Let's dive in to see some more details on the Android Q beta 1. The Android Q Beta is now available to download on select handsets. Android Q places a focus on privacy, like with its new location data setting that'll let you choose whether an app can access your location all the time, only while the app is in use, or deny location access completely. Now Google is adding much-requested theming features. In prior versions of Android, apps could only get your location when they ask for permission and the users grants it. This release is mainly to give developers a chance to begin testing apps against the new Android API features.

As for the user-centric features, Android Q introduces Sharing Shortcuts. Right now, when you grant an app location access, there is no quick on/off toggle for when the app isn't being used. One of the best new additions is how easy it is to share your WiFi settings. As part of adding support to transforming screens where a comparatively small screen changes to turn into a larger screen, Android Q had made changes to its resizableActivity attribute. This summer the Google Play store will require all apps to have 64-bit support.

Android Q aims to improve the sharing process on Android (something that's been in dire need of fixing) by allowing the share menu UI to appear instantly when invoked. Or you can just keep it on all the time.

There's also a panel in Settings which makes use of Slices in order to show important system settings in third-party applications.


Google has a detailed explanation of what features are contained in Android Q thus far in its blog post announcing the beta availability.

That also likely means the screenshot tool will need to become more dynamic in general as it will need to determine whether a phone is in a folded or unfolded form to ensure the screenshot is as the user intends and captures all of what's in view.

For example, a browser could display a panel with connectivity settings like Airplane Mode, Wi-Fi (including nearby networks), and Mobile Data.

Android Q offers high-performance and low-latency modes for wireless connections. This is a first for Google as the company only allowed OTAs of Android betas in the later stages when it had become more stable.

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