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Android Q Beta Released

Google has announced on its blog that the Android Q will be available for all Google Pixel Phones including the very first Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL; all Google Pixel users will get the Android Q Beta 1 or Android 10 Beta 1 on their phones. In Beta 1 the theming section is in Developer options, but hopefully it will be available as part of the regular settings in the end. We've already talked about it at length but more information just keeps on coming, as the build has been made available for Pixel phones.

How can I get the Android Q beta?

Bonito and Sargo are the codenames for the upcoming Pixel 3 Lite phones created to get Pixel phones into the mid-range market - a more affordable Pixel.

As I have mentioned in the above section, Android Q Beta 1 installation is easy but returning back to the previous stable version of Android can be a tricky job, it could be a frightful experience if you do not have the backup of your entire data.

This version of the operating system is therefore meant for developers to get their software running on the new platform ahead of general release. This update acronym stands for "Android Package Kit" and there are a couple of things that Android fans need to do in order to make their smartphones compatible with APKs. The software will also randomize the MAC address by default when you connect the device to different WiFi networks.

It is advised not to install Android Q beta on your primary device as some functions might not work as they are supposed to.

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This is a new API that should help Android devices talk to MIDI equipment more effectively. New camera features are there as well, as Dynamic Depth format for pictures, which allows creation of depth maps - something HMD does on Nokia 9 PV. It is worth noting that unlike what happened with Android 9 Pie a year ago, Google is making its Android Q beta 1 available non-developers as well.

One of the key changes in Android Q is additional privacy settings for location access. This takes advantage of the Slices feature introduced in Pie, and a floating UI will show up with system settings such as internet connectivity, NFC, and audio volume.

Probably one of the coolest features that will be included in Android Q is the new permissions prompt for accessing location data. Google Play Services is a background app and its role is to make sure that the operating system offers an immersive and premium user experience which makes the new update a high priority download. It could be enabled for all users in the future beta versions.

Another interesting feature is the Dynamic Depth for a camera.

So that sums up some of the new APIs heading to Android Q. Want to give Android Q a try? Android Q will support multi-resume and notify apps when they are in focus.

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