Android Q Beta 1 Available for All Pixel Users: 10 Key Features

Android Qs first beta is here for all Pixel devices Heres whats new

Representational image of Google Pixel 3 XL. Image tech2/Prannoy Palav

We can also expect changes to how apps resize for split-screen modes, which is likely part of this better support foldables.

Google has just released the first beta for its upcoming version of Android - Android Q - and it comes with a bunch of awesome features.

All devices in the Pixel lineup, which includes the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL (Review), Pixel 3, and Pixel 3 XL (Review), will get this beta update. Google also has system images available for the Pixel, Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 to use an Android emulator.

Device location access
Device location access

It has been reported that more phones could support the Android Q public beta when it is finally made available. In June we can get accesses to the fourth built which are meant for testing while the 5th and 6th beta are more like the final beta. Alphabet's subsidiary is maintaining separate lists of reported app compatibility problems, third-party SDK deficiencies, and general platform issues.

With Android Q, apps can request a Dynamic Depth image which has a JPEG, XMP metadata that is related to depth related elements and confidence map embedded in the same of the device to advertising support.

Note: If you've not installed Android Q on your device, there are reports that you'll be able to use the dark mode on Android Q if you enable it on your Android Pie device prior to installing the Android Q update. Once done, you will receive the build over-the-air.

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Google is expanding support for passive authentication methods such as face in Android Q, but there's no 3D face recognition support mentioned.

Also when you restart your device, the phone will flash a message informing you that your device is running a beta version of Android.

After enrolling, if it has been more than 24 hours and the update has not come, users should check if the device is connected to the internet. 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. Let's talk in details about the features Android Q brings.

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Android Q will also let the users jump directly into another app for sharing content using a feature called Sharing Shortcuts.

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