Android Q Beta Ready for Pixel Phones

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

However, I must wonder what delicious dessert will Android Q be named after?

Google has just released the developer beta for Q, which doesn't even have a name yet.

Today, Google made the Android Q mobile operating system available to users worldwide. Then youll be able to start screen recording by long-pressing the Screenshot button, initially launched with the Power key.

Of course, you'll need an eligible device in order to take part in the beta. The Android Q comes with several nifty features like - more control over location, more privacy protections, ways to engage users, support for foldable smartphones and innovative new screens, sharing shortcuts, changed settings panels, connectivity, Wi-Fi performance mode, improved peer-to-peer and internet connectivity, among others.

Google is said to be releasing six beta editions of this Android Q and the second one is scheduled to be rolled out in April while the third one will be rolled out in May. It will also randomize the MAC address of the device every time it connects to a new Wi-Fi network.

Device location access
Device location access

Unless you're an Android developer, you may want to give this build of Android Q a pass. Just as Android 9 Pie came with different kinds of display notch designs, the Android Q has been created to better manage the contents on devices with foldable screens. As always, those with Google's own Pixel phones are first in line to get a taste of the as-yet-unnamed OS upgrade, which is likely to be a centerpiece of the company's announcements at Google I/O 2019 later this year. Google is also limiting access to non-resettable device identifiers, including device IMEI, serial number, and others with Android Q. "We're making Dynamic Depth an open format for the ecosystem, and we're working with our device-maker partners to make it available across devices running Android Q and later". If your device is shown in the list of eligible devices you will be able to add it. Tap on the Opt in symbol below.

Android Q puts new limits on files located on shared external storage. If the Pixel is your main device, it might not be such a good idea to install Android Q beta immediately. Once done, you will receive the build over-the-air.

Are you going to load the Android Q beta on a Pixel phone?

Any guesses on what Google might call Android Q?



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