Google’s Android Q Beta

Google releases first Android Q beta for Pixel phones

Google releases first Android Q beta for Pixel phones

Are you going to load the Android Q beta on a Pixel phone? This has been a problem because advertisers would use hardware IDs like your phones IMEI or MAC address to target ads. Mind you, the beta is bound to be full of bugs so we recommend not using a primary device to test out the beta. Android Q requires you to verify with a password, PIN or fingerprint before it'll make the code though, Android Authority reported.

Developers will be able to show floating settings controls in Android Q as well.

Android Q will also deliver better graphics, making Vulkan 1.1 mandatory for all 64-bit devices running Android Q and higher. Dave Burke, Google's VP of Engineering, has just taken to the Android Developers Blog to introduce Android Q Beta 1 to the world. 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. Google also has system images available for the Pixel, Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 to use an Android emulator. Let's talk in details about the features Android Q brings. As known through various leaks in the past, the latest Android version comes packed with a lot of new changes.

Google is said to be releasing six beta editions of this Android Q and the second one is scheduled to be rolled out in April while the third one will be rolled out in May.

Google releases first Android Q beta for Pixel phones

Even though the original Pixel-series devices released in 2016 came with no promise of Android Q, Google is still supporting them with this latest version of the firmware, though this is nearly certainly the previous year it's doing so.

Starting with Android Q, users will have an option to provide location access to an app only while it is being used.

Camera apps are also getting a new dynamic depth format in Android Q, which will let developers offer various ways of blurring photos and creating bokeh effects on supported devices. You can grab download links for each phone from Google's website. In the video department, Android Q will make it easier for apps to figure out the video rendering capabilities of an Android device. Be warned, though: devices flashed manually won't get OTA updates to later beta releases, or indeed to the final version.

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