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Google announces Android Q: New features revealed in beta version

15 March 2019

How to install the Android Q beta? And of course, so Android enthusiasts can have the pride of knowing they're using the latest bleeding edge software. The final edition of the Android Q OS is scheduled to arrive within Q3 this year.

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

There are also camera tweaks, notably for enabling more messing around with depth-of-field control, as well as new audio and video codecs and improved APIs for graphics and neural network performance.

Device location access
Device location access

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. Do you own a Pixel device? There are also new restrictions on apps launching background tasks without user knowledge, and restrictions that limit access to location data only while the app is in the foreground.

Google has acknowledged the onset of folding smartphones and to that end, Google has made changes to support multi-resume, which lets two apps work simultaneously, and to notify the app when it has focus.

Apart from the above, Android Q also introduces support for a new of new technologies. We should hear more on that in the upcoming betas.

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Such a tweak is one of those quality-of-life changes that make using smartphone slicker and more responsive, shaving off the valuable seconds it takes to get stuff done. And when it comes to Android, that's meant taking advantage of the system's native ability to save settings, apps, and personal info to Google Drive, ready to be restored when you need it.

This goes against previous Pixel 3 XL Lite rumors which pegged the handset as having either 6GB or 4GB of RAM and a slightly punchier Snapdragon 710 chip - its Pixel 3 siblings both pack 4GB of RAM and the flagship Snapdragon 845 chipset. You can even use the data to create 3D images or support AR photography use-cases in the future.

We're getting our first good look at Android Q, the next version of Google's mobile operating system which will come out in a public release later this year.

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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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Google announces Android Q: New features revealed in beta version