Android Q Has a Built-In Desktop Mode

Android Q Has a Built-In Desktop Mode

Android Q Has a Built-In Desktop Mode

Last night, Google dropped the first beta of the upcoming version of its mobile operating system - Android Q. While it's just available for the Google Pixel (all generations) owners to try out, it's packed with promising features - especially for photography enthusiasts.

Google has released a preview of the next version of Android.

There will undoubtedly be more revelations about Android Q as this is just the first beta out of the planned six.

Android Q Beta will comprise six beta programs, starting today and until Quarter 3 of 2019 (preferably in August 2019) when Android Q will be available to all. Apart from working on the existing devices, the OS will have to handle 5G devices and adapt itself to the foldable Android devices. That means it's likely to be unstable in places and it's not recommended that you use it on your main phone unless you're happy to put up with possible issues. XDA Developers reports that some Pixel owners who updated their devices to Android Q were able to enable it, but many others didn't have the option to enable it in settings. A good backup will include relevant information and data, among which we can count apps, SMS messages, call history and media content like photos and videos.

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We expect that will be some time this summer for Android Q. Google tends to add major UI changes and headlining features later in the testing process. Google has added additional controls for granting location access to apps. Long praised as one of Android's core strengths when pitted against competitors like Apple's iOS and Microsoft's Windows Phone (back in the day), the Android share menu that allows users to share pretty much anything with compatible apps installed on their devices, has had no equal. Google Play Services is a background app and its role is to make sure that the operating system offers an immersive and premium user experience which makes the new update a high priority download. In order to reach more people Google has chose to bring the same Pixel brand within the reach of general Android users and has a plan to make the brand available in all segment. But since the app may not need location outside of when it's now in use, the user may not want to grant that access.

All of that is awaiting developers keen to see what Android Q has for them, which right now is only available on Google's Pixel range, and nothing else. The example Google users is finding you're not connected to the internet when you open a browser.

Nowadays with so many apps pushing out notifications one after the other it isn't easy to track which one is the latest.

Google has been doing a great job reorganizing settings within Android since Oreo.

Maybe the most interesting new feature is the dark theme, that can be activated only when using battery saver. Android Q will support multi-resume and notify apps when they are in focus.

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