Android has announced its latest OS named as Android Q.
But what do you think about this new OS version from Android? As now, users are yet to get the update of Android Pie (9.0) on their phones and still its rolling.
But the latest news is that Android Q is already set to release. Users are still waiting to see what unique features do Android Pie has and now developers of Android has once again surprised users by announcing its new OS named as Android Q (or Android 10).
According to XDA-Developers, it has got some experiment and tried to install this new feature on Google Pixel 3 XL which has confirmed few AMAZING features.
Previously, Google has released Android 9 Pie on August 6, 2018 and still now, users are waiting to get it on their devices. It’s almost half a year and again Google is about to release its new version.
What will be in this new Android Q version, what will be name and when it will be released is a rumored till now. But we will see some of the features that users will get in this.
So let’s have a look on those new features of Android Q.
Android Q Features
Though, there can be several unique and unexpected features can be seen but here you will see some of the best and AMAZING features.
System-wide dark mode
You can expect a system wide dark mode in Android Q and it don’t seem to be actual ‘dark-mode’ because almost every supported apps has dark mode enabled. Its rumored to occur in Android Q and users are just eagerly waiting to experience it.
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There is no difficulty to enable this dark mode features as only you have to move to Display Settings and then set dark mode. Even an option is allowed for users to select Automatic change of system theme from light to dark mode and vice-versa.
Samsung DeX-like Desktop Mode
In this new Android OS, ‘force desktop mode’ was found which is an interesting Developer option. Its states as “force experimental desktop mode on secondary displays”. It almost sounds like >Samsung DeX or EMUI feature.
Though it’s not showing much effect but let us see what will it give to user when it will get officially released.
You can see some new changes in Android Q is app permission requests. Its always a big concern about privacy for users and with Android Q, it seems that Google is implementing some extra and unique features to help you understand the app permissions and give you more control on the apps.
In the Settings page, a “Permission usage” shows that which apps have used how much permission.
Just for an example, you have to give access for your location app and in Android Q, its easy to set the app only to access that particular location when in use.
Though, this seems to be a little change but of course, it gives you more power over who access your data.
Carrier restriction in Android Q
Its always exciting to know what Google provide its user in new OS and this time too. This time, some new features are expected to come in Android platform, which will give users a little bit excitement compared to before.
According to 9to5Google, new code was added named as “Carrier restriction enhancements for Android Q”.
In this new restriction, what carriers can do using SIM card in phone are listed below:
- All blacklist networks phone will be stopped from using
- Only whitelists networks can connect to it
- If the phones are dual SIM then carriers will have the option to deactivate second SIM when primary is not approved SIM
However, its still too early to say all these features and to get finally, you have to wait for its official release of Android Q.
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In the accessibility page, tow new things have been added named as Time to take action and Time to read.
In Time to take action, you will have to select “how long to show messages ask to take action for but only visible temporarily”.
Whereas Time to read feature allows you to select “how much time you wish to read and take action on those messages that go off automatically”.
The latter one seems to be like heads-up notification occurs with Android 5.0 Lollipop whereas the former one refers to snackbars.
Another important feature that might come with Android Q is screen recording. It will be operated as same to taking screenshots that is by holding Power button down.
Though, this might not seem you a big change but it can help you a lot in explaining your parents about how to use Android phone or do something on it.
It simply means that you can easily record your Android screen, show how you do it and then it will be easy to send the clip to anyone.
When Android Q will be released?
Everyone just waits for the moment when Google will officially release its Android OS version and the same is with Android Q.
Its expecting to be release in March 2019 for developer preview and for public beta, it might release in May.
As earlier, Android P was released on August 2018 but with Android Q, Google will release it ASAP according to source. In the mid of March, Android Q will be available for developer preview and somewhere is May 2019, first public beta may come out.
What will Android Q be named as?
Now, a big question arises here is about the name behind Android Q. What will be the name is a big concern for users and everyone those expecting to experience it on their devices.
This is very important question because users will know about the features but difficult to guess the name behind Android’s new OS version.
As it is already known that Google always uses some typical names of its OS version. So far, we have seen a lot such as:
- Android Donut (v1.6)
- Android Eclair (v2.0)
- Android Froyo (v2.2)
- Android Gingerbread (v2.3)
- Android Honeycomb (v3.0)
- Android Ice Cream Sandwich (v4.0)
- Android Jelly Bean (v4.1)
- Android KitKat (v4.4)
- Android Lollipop (v5.0)
- Android Marshmallow (v6.0)
- Android Nougat (v7.0)
- Android Oreo (v8.0)
- Android Pie (v9.0)
Now its almost clear that Google is following the alphabetical order in its OS. Previous, Android Pie was named as Android P. Before that, Android Oreo was released named as Android O and this year, its Android Q.
Here are few names that might interest you or may be the names might come with this new version. All these are desserts named and maximum are from outside of US.
- Android Qurabiya
- Android Quindim
- Android Queen of Puddings
- Android Qottab
- Android Quesito
- Android Queijadinha
- Android Quirks
Google could always bend the rules and do something less sweet, such as:
- Android Quinoa
- Android Quail
- Android Quesadilla
- Android Quiche
Will I receive Android Q on my phone?
There are most users who is willing to know about Android Q features, when will be released, what will be the name for it whereas many of them are confusion whether their devices will receive this new OS or not?
Obviously, its an important question that users should be concerned of. But frankly telling, its difficult to say now because its too early to say anything confidently.
Generally, the premium phones and some midrange devices receives almost two major updates of OS in lifetime. If you remember that OnePlus has promised about third major OS upgrade from its OnePlus 3 and 3T.
These both devices came with Marshmallow and now its running on Android Oreo. Now this change will be done from Google’s side or not is really difficult to say but its expected to see some change in future in which Android Q be the OS for it.
For your better understanding, I will only say that if your phone is running with preinstalled Android Oreo then there is a chance of getting an update of this new OS.
But you should also know that Google Treble can bring some new dawn in terms of software updates where midrange devices or even budget phones that has Oreo preinstalled will come in the field to receive Android Q updates.
So all in whole, Android users always wait for any new OS to launch and as of now, it’s a confirmation from Google that Android Q will be officially released in the next few months. But for public users, you have to wait for few months as well.
However, there are more to come and now it will be too early to say anything what would happen and how exciting the features will be for users.
Let’s see how this new Android Q will attract users and what effect it will show on Android devices.
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