Android Q Beta 1 officially announced

Google Releases Android Q Beta for Developers, Early Adopters

Android Q dropped today! After you opt-in and accept the Android Beta Program Terms of Service, you can start sharing your thoughts about Android Q with us directly from your device and by joining the Android Beta Program Reddit community.

But the developer beta will mostly showcase the changes behind the scenes, such as Android Q's souped-up privacy features and support for foldable displays; the latter will be handy given the upcoming debuts of the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X.

Google probably won't let you actually customize the navigation gestures in the final Android Q release. Android Q will include improvements there, too, allowing apps to request a Dynamic Depth image that includes a JPEG, XMP metadata related to depth elements, and a depth and confidence map all in the same file. With Android Q, you can choose to grant an app location access, deny it, or only allow access when the app is open.

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Google hasn't said exactly when Android Q is going to get pushed out to the world at large, but it has said it's going to be sometime in the third quarter of 2019 - so either July, August or September. However, there is nothing to stop an app that has been granted that permission continuing to track users' locations even when it is not in use.

There are plenty of other enhancements as well, such as a new WiFi performance mode that will adapt to ensure a user has the fastest and lowest latency connection available to them for online gaming and VoIP calls.

This is a small but important feature because you no longer have to dig into the Settings app to figure out how to tailor an app's alerts.

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If you found this post useful and decide to share it on social media, please link back to us! Windows phone users may remember that from the before-times, but now Google is bringing it to default Android.

If you are on your Pixel smartphone, it is still possible to activate this mode, but of course it won't be optimal.

This is because a previous benchmarking leak revealed that the Pixel 3a XL was tested with 3GB RAM and a Snapdragon 625, which in a nutshell, are disappointing specifications for a device with the name "Pixel" attached to it. Instead of releasing the first beta only for developers, Google is letting anyone sign up and install the beta.

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The same beta program was used for Android Nougat, Oreo and Pie and is very simple, meaning you don't have to get involved in flashing updates or anything complicated. Don't do this out of casual interest, especially since future betas figure to be more stable.

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