It is here again, a new version of our Beloved Android operating system, Android Q. The operating system is getting a new version.
The previous version Of Android has been a great step for new great features to the ecosystem of Android, new features are built on the basis of the previous version’s.
Right from Android 7.0 Nougat, it has been able for us to interact with our app directly from the Notification Panel. A good example of that is replying a WhatsApp chat directly from the notification panel.
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So, most of the new features coming to Android keeps getting better keeps making the Android ecosystem a beloved one.
Now, let’s talk about the newest version of Android, the Android Q. The name to be given to this Version of Android is not yet known but as we know, the Android™ always name each version of Android after a something sweet. Just like we have Android Lollipop, Android Pie and so on.
This year, Google decided to do things a little differently by pushing its first developer preview and public beta on the same day on March 13, 2019.
You can sign up for the beta on the Android Beta Program website for your Pixel, Pixel 2, or Pixel 3 device. After logging into your account and choosing the device you want to enroll in the beta, you’ll receive an over-the-air update on your phone to download and install Android Q.
I would love to share with you the top 5 features of Android Q that I am currently aware of. There is an assurance that you’d fall in love with Android Q already, Trust me. Winks!!
Top 5 Features Of Android Q
- Dark Mode
Dark mode is coming to the next version of Android. This is one of the features of twitter app that makes using the Twitter app at anything without getting lots of light noise into our eyes, Especially at night.
Having this feature on devices running Android is one of the features that has always been on my mind. It seems Android finally is listening to my heart and voice.
But as at now, you can only get dark mode only when you turn on battery saver mode on your device. This has been tested on Google Pixel 3. But with this, we have an 80% assurance that it will be on Android Q.
Giving permission to apps that requires the use of your device hardware like Location, Camera and more has been one of the new features Android Introduced right from Android M.
The good news here is that On Android Q you can change the permission to what suits you.
This is what I mean, Opening your Twitter App might require using your device GPS to get your location, rather than setting the permission to Always Allow which I think is the default for Android, Now you can set it to different options.
- Allow All The Time
- Allow Only When The App Is Used
- Never Allow
This might look overdue because it is one of the features available on IOS.
On the previous version of Android, you can just clear out App Notification right from the notification panel by swiping left or right on each notification.
Going with Android 7.0 Nougat, You can gently swipe to the left to get the notification setting for the app, and swiping the notification too fast will get the notification dismissed.
Now, Android Q you can only dismiss an app notification by swiping to the Right, and swiping to the left only gives you the App Notification Settings.
Have you ever tried to share a file on your device and you get a slight delay to see more option to where you can share your file?
Let’s use this scenario to explain that. You want to share a Picture to any of the app (Like Instagram or Whatsapp or any other app the accepts sharing of images and after clicking share, on the Sharing Panel you had to wait for your device to load other apps and due to the fact that you are in a hurry you end up clicking on another app because after clicking your device loaded more apps and rearrange the location of each app icon?
Has that ever happened to you? because that has happened to me a lot. But the Good news is what?
That has been fixed on Android Q. On Android Q sharing panel loads all the apps you can share to At One Time.
- Screen Record
Recording your screen is something on Android Q and the last feature I will be sharing with you. On IOS to record your screen has been available for a while now and the Good News is that this amazing feature is coming to Android Q.
To activate this feature on your device you will have to go to the developer option to get this feature on because it is not turn on automatically.
To Use this feature You will need to press and hold the power button and the screenshot button. You’ll get a pop out and you also touch and hold the Screenshot option, you’ll get an option whether to record also the voice and to show taps on the screen.
So, Guys, those are my favorite TOP 5 Features Of Android Q.
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