Until now, the firm rolled out the first preview of the Android OS to non-developers only after rolling out the second developer beta. Hence, it is surprising the arrival of Android Q for Snapdragon 821 powered Pixel and Pixel XL phones from 2016. And of course, so Android enthusiasts can have the pride of knowing they're using the latest bleeding edge software.
Google also warns that users will not be able to unenroll and revert back to a lower public release version of Android without first wiping all locally saved data on the device.
We rarely see a native feature first appear on iOS and then on Android, but here we are. Right now, users can either grant or deny location access to an app which leads to many apps silently tracking the location of their users in the background.
Android Q, the 10th version of Google's mobile operating system, is expected to bring a swathe of changes and software tweaks with it. There'll be new limits on access to files in shared external storage, for example, as well as the ability for users to lock down location sharing with an app only when that app is in the foreground. Once enrolled, you'll "receive regular over-the-air (OTA) updates to the latest Android Q builds through (and including) the final release", Google explains.
There's a truly epic blog post here listing all the features, including new privacy functions, location controls, new sharing shortcuts, in-app settings panels, and even adaptive WiFi.
The third option is to set up an Android Emulator to run the beta. That's just insane talk, and we won't have that kind of madness corrupting the good, important work Google's doing with Android Q. Just, seriously - get out. You'll be able to control an app's access to the Photos and Videos or Audio collections using new runtime permissions, and for Downloads, apps must use the system file picker to let you decide which downloaded files the app can access.
In addition, they can use Dynamic Depth data to create 3D images or augmented reality effects in photos in the future. You will find more information about these new features in our article dedicated to the new features of Android Q. When working with files across the internet, one of the most useful and straightforward is a downward-pointing arrow representing the option to download - you see it in Gmail, you see it in Drive, and for most of us its presence is immediately understood.
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