Top 10 features of Android Q

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Recently Google released the first official beta of Android Q mobile platform. The all new Android Q OS comes with such a great privacy upgrade and some new cool features like Dark Mode, Desktop Mode, Native Screen recording and more.. The final stable Android Q OS may available near September. Here are Top new features in upcoming Android Q OS.

1. Dark Mode

Finally Google it brings on table after long long wait. Dark mode creates lots of buzz in couple of years apple users know better. We hope we can seen in coming iOS as well. the dark mode applies to the settings menu, launcher, notification shade, and other UI elements. Its also help to improve battery life in OLED display devices.

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2. Privacy and Security

In 2018 there are several data breach cases comes out. I think this is the main highlights of the Android Q OS and we are happy to see the company like Google concern about privacy. The new Android OS gives users the ability to control apps access to the Photos and Videos or the Audio collections via the new runtime permissions. The new OS also limiting access to non-resettable device identifiers, like your IMEI and serial number, and other things.

3. Location privacy

The new Android Q OS gives users additional control for sending location details to apps. New OS user salect whether they give apps permission to see their location never, only when the app is in use or only when app running. You will see a pop-up with the option to grant the permission only for the time when the app would be open and in use. Its similar to the iOS which apple already done earlier.

4. Secure Smart Lock

The Android Q OS lets you unlock your device based on location (e.g. home), Bluetooth device (such as a fitness band), or when you’re carrying it. Although this features already available in Android OS but this it is more smart.

5. Native Screen recording

Screen Recording features is a demanding now a days so Android Q make it easy. Now you can record your screen by holding the screen.

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6. Desktop Mode

In new OS, now you can enable desktop mode like Samsung’s and Huawei’s done earlier. It is easiest way to convert you smartphone into a desktop layout, PC-like home screen, a start menu, resizable app windows, and the ability to use a keyboard and mouse.

7. Facial recognition system now better

The facial recognition system now one of features in the latest smartphone (although it is not secure). The Android device has had camera based face unlock feature. The Android Q is extending support for authentication methods such as facial recognition, and providing implicit and explicit authentication flows. It allows other companies to more easily integrate the hardware into their phones.

8. Undo Removal icon

Now with Android Q you undo any removable home screen icon. If you’ve mistakenly deleted an app icon from the homescreen, the launcher will now show a “floating undo button” at the bottom.

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9. Better connectivity

Android Q also focus on WiFi connectivity. In a WiFi settings menu you can see new Easy Connect feature which allow user to share his WiFi with friends via QR code. For privacy Google gives random Mac address feature to hide your device’s original MAC address from others. There is also new Wi-Fi standard support, WPA3, and Enhanced Open to improve security.

10. Sharing option

Google has developed Sharing Shortcuts that allow users to simply jump into another app to share content from one app. It would allow users to share stuff to a specific feature within the app (like Instagram Stories) straight from the sharing menu.

It also supports foldable smartphone for better experience. Still this is first Beta update many more beta coming over the month. Stay connected for latest update we will update when we find new and cool features.