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Android Q : Expected Features in Google’s Upcoming Version Of Android OS

Sometimes it feels like we have been running Google’s mobile OS on our Android device for eternity. Notwithstanding, it’s really been under a long time since the main authority Android Smartphone made its introduction for customers to purchase in stores. Google’s choice to make Android an open source OS enabled it to wind up exceedingly well known with third-party phone producers.

Only a couple of years after the launch of Android 1.0, Smartphones that had the OS introduced were all over the place. Presently it has turned into the most well known mobile OS on the planet, crushing its numerous rivals like Symbian, BlackBerry, Palm OS, WebOS, and Windows Phone.

Although, Most of the people did not experience Android Pie yet, and Google is almost ready to make their mouth-watering with the treat of Android Q. After revealing the expected date of annual Google I/O developer’s conference 2019, everyone started expecting Google’s 10th iteration- Android Q because the search giant knows for introducing its new version every time at the conference among other apps, software features and more. Let’s get to know about the rumors or truth.

While Google has not yet confirmed the existence of the Android Q or Android 10.0; it is rumored that it will be announced at Google IO 2019 conference that is scheduled to take place in May this year

The firm is expected to unveil Android Q, with the following expected features…

Some of the features are expected to include in Android Q are Dark Theme, App Permission revamp, & Desktop mode etc.



Dark Theme:

If there is one feature that already seems to be defining the next Android release, it might be built-in Dark Mode. Users, android app developers, and Google itself have all flirted with dark themes at one point or another but Android Q might be the first to bring a polished and system-wide dark mode for the entire platform. But while it does seem it bring some battery-saving benefits to the table, it might actually be for naught in the long run.


App Permission Revamp

In terms of privacy changes, the site claims the Settings app now offers “an overview of permission access by apps and restrict certain permissions like location only while the app is in use”. All the associated app and permissions screens have also been revamped to optimize the provision of at-a-glance info.


Foldable Phone Support

In order to provide the user with a great user-experience, Google has decided to launch the foldable phone support in their all-coming Android devices powered by Android Q. This new feature is battery friendly also, as it also saves the battery consumptions, it will encourage many Android app development companies  to customize their Android apps with the Foldable Phone Support and provide users with a great and customized experience.


Multi-Resume Features

The multi-resume feature will be an upgraded version of what we have been experiencing under the name of, “Split Screen” and “Picture-in-Picture Mode”. In order to make your more productive, it will let you place the window of different apps on your screen and all of which will run concurrently. This- might be coming feature will enable all the android app development services a precise look.


Desktop Mode

As name portrays, Desktop accessibility makes the users able to connect their Smartphones to desktops and allows them to use all the characteristics. This means a PC like the home screen, resizable app windows and access to keyboard and mouse will be possible with the advent of next Android OS version.


Warning for Older Apps:

Android Q will introduce the feature of warning users against older apps. This new Android Q feature will inform the user that they are installing an app based on Lollipop or earlier and that it will not be able to employ the latest features of the Smartphone.


Enhanced Smart Locks

Android Q there is probably two types of smart locks. The first type will enable users to increase the unlock time of their Android device, provided it is already unlocked. Moreover, the second type of smart locks will lock the phone when the trusted device is no longer trusted. In result, it will provide more security & privacy.


Enhanced Call Blocking

This is another new addition to the Android dialer, which the Android Q will be bringing on board. The enhanced call-blocking feature will automatically block private numbers as well as pay phone and unknown numbers from reaching you.


Seamless Notification Access

Android Q will also provide a tweak to the notification setting. Now, the notifications would not fade away unless you perform an action on them-even when the device is rebooted.

In different words, the notifications will stay on the screen till you slide the notice towards the left to open the symbols or towards the direction to expel them.

In addition, a little notification showing the symbol of an application (or more) getting to your location or some other native device features will also be established in the upcoming latest Android variant. This infers you need not experience the problem of checking the setting and finding which application is getting to your native device features – it will be straightforwardly displayed on your device.


Vulkan API for UI Rendering

The upcoming Android OS, Android 10 will also use Vulkan API for delivering exemplary user experience, which is an effective low-overhead, compute and cross-platform 3D graphics API.


Enhanced Treble Support

Google will also work on improving the Treble compatibility with the newer Android 10 (Android Q) version. The tech giant will aid the users with the opportunity to flash GSI (generic system images) on any Android device running on Android Q and enjoy faster software updates.


Concluding Notes:

Hoping that the Android Q will raise the bar of Android Pie or Android Oreo’ debate. We hope that we will hear more announcements before the Android Q preview 1 release in mid of March with the Android Q beta in May 2019 and Android Q release probably in Aug 2019.


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