Like every year Google launched its beta programme for the next flavor of Android Q on 13 March 2019 for Pixel devices.
What is new for the users in Android Q?
1. The biggest changes from last year’s Android version is going to be privacy and security.
- In Android Q, Apps cannot run in the background without user interaction which is good but it also severely limits the functionality of automation apps like Tasker.
- Till now any app can access the clipboard which is set to be changed according to new permission found in the leaked build.
- Android Q is also giving more granular control over how apps use and access permission such as Camera and Microphone.
2. Though there are many third-party solutions such as Substratum that provides system-wide dark mode but requires users to modify system files. But this could change after a leaked build of Android Q showcased us the option of system-wide dark mode support.
3. Foldable phones might not be a thing right now but Google’s Android Q is ready for the new design trends in the market by supporting phones for better multitasking, efficient use of screen allowing multiple apps to run and better support for tracking usage statics.
Release dates of Android Q
Android Q developer beta is already here if you own a Pixel device and are willing to install an unstable OS on your phone. Google has outlined a six-month update phase and hopefully, the stable Android Q build will be released by the end of August. You might have to wait for even longer until your device manufacturer pushes the OTA.