The Mountain View company Google announced the Android Q beta 3 at its Google I/O 2019 event, the also confirmed that it will be called as Android 10. Google also said that Android now games on 2.5 billion active devices from over 180 manufacturers, and the company revealed that the latest version of the upcoming Android operating system will be available for 21 devices from 13 brands. So, without wasting any time let’s dive into the article to check out all the new features of Android Q beta 3 along with the compatible devices and more.
Android Q Beta 3 Features
Privacy – We already know that the Android Q focusing on the privacy of the users very hardly, with the beta 3, the company announced that it will come with new privacy section which will help users to control in almost every section. The new privacy section will be available in the settings application of the smartphone and that will include Activity Controls, Location History, and Ad Settings, amongst other options.
The developers of the upcoming operating system also implemented new permission feature, and that will allow you to select when a particular application should use the location, for example, all the time or only when you use that application. This is a handy addition. The company has also added a new feature called as Scoped Storage, and this will give users better control over the application and that can access files or external storage and this can also help users to limit access to sensitive user data.
That’s not all, the latest version of the Android operating system will also allow users to block unwanted application launches from the background and the company claims that the latest version will access to “non-resettable device identifiers” apart from randomizing MAC addresses. The company also added the support for TLS 1.3.
Dark Theme – Finally, the dark theme alias dark mode is on board. Which company has implemented the native dark theme option in the upcoming operating system and this will help users to save battery life and also reduce the strain to eyes. Users can able to enable the dark theme by heading to the settings application and choosing the Display options. The Quick Setting tile is also there or this option will also turn on with the battery saver option.
Furthermore, this also helps the developer who does not have this feature in the builds. As they can opt-in to a new Force Dark feature and that will help them to enable the dark version of the application with the Android 10. Having said that, this feature can also be used to all the version of their application including those are made for the older versions of Android.
Gestures – The latest beta builds of Android Q brings a new gesture navigation mode and this will ditch the navigation bar area, and allow the apps and games to utilize the full screen and you will get more contents.
The Back, Home, and Recents buttons can access with the edge swipes instead of visible buttons. You guys can enable it from Settings > System > Gestures.
Notifications – The latest builds added Smart Reply and Actions. This will enable system provided smart replies and action directly into the notification by default and the developers of application will able to offer their own replies and action.
Live Captions – This feature of will be the native feature and this will provide captions for audio messages, videos, and more, across all installed applications. This will definitely help those who cannot able to hear and the feature will be available later this year.
Focus Mode – This feature will help users to silence any application which disturbs and that particular application will be silenced until a user leave the mode. This can able to enable from the Quick Tiles and it is the part of the company’s Digital Wellbeing initiative. Speaking about the availability, this feature will be available on Android 9.0 and Android Q later this year.
Family Link – This feature will allow parents to set time limits on specific apps, and even giving them Bonus Time. The company also announced that starting with Android Q, and then coming to other devices with Digital Wellbeing, Family Link parental controls will available in the Settings app. The feature will available on both Android 9.0 Pie and Android Q devices later this year.
Project Mainline – The Project Mainline also announced by the Mountain View company Google, and it is a new approach to keep Android devices secure and updated with important for changes and this will happen directly from the Google Play. This new method will help Google to update system components directly without the help of the device manufacturer.
Google will also improve peer-to-peer and Internet connectivity, Wi-Fi performance modes, full support for Wi-Fi RTT, audio playback capture, Dynamic Depth for photos, new audio, and video codecs. Read more details on the Android Developers post.
Well, the developers of the upcoming Android version working hard to make it the best Android version. And the stable version of the Android Q is still a couple of months away, and we can expect some more interesting features to be added on the board. Now let’s check out the supported smartphones for the upcoming Android version.
Compatible Devices For Android Q Beta 3
As I mentioned above, the latest version of Android Beta will available for 21 devices from 13 brands and that includes all the Pixel devices. So let’s check out all the smartphones.
- Asus ZenFone 5Z
- Essential Phone
- Google Pixel
- Google Pixel XL
- Google Pixel 2
- Google Pixel 2 XL
- Google Pixel 3
- Google Pixel 3 XL
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro
- LG G8 ThinQ
- Nokia 8.1
- OnePlus 6T
- Oppo Reno
- Realme 3 Pro
- Sony Xperia XZ3
- Tecno Spark 3 Pro
- Vivo X27
- Vivo Nex A
- Vivo Nex S
- Xiaomi Mi 9
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G
How To Download Android Q Beta 3
If you have above listed device, head over the link to know the way to download the latest beta update.
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