Now that Android Q beta 3 is available to download, users can test out some of the new features it's coming with. That includes a dark mode, new gesture controls, and Smart Reply.
Apps/Software May 9, 2019
Users can access Live Captions on Android Q by clicking any of the volume buttons on their device. It will literally transcribe any audio or video from any app.
Google May 9, 2019
Google is introducing new gestures on the third developer preview of Android Q. The update is now available for select devices, meaning users can already enable the new 'iPhone-like' controls.
Apps/Software May 8, 2019
Android Q beta 3 is now available to download and install on certain devices, such as Google's Pixel phones. The update adds a lot of new features and security improvements, among other things.
Apps/Software May 7, 2019
Instead of hiding the update tool deep within the Settings menu, Google might put it somewhere people always visit: the Play Store. Google System Updates could soon be as easy as downloading apps.
Google April 17, 2019
Google might make pressure-sensitive actions standard in Android Q. Documentation reveals a feature called Deep Press, but it’s not clear yet which phones will support it if it does get released.
Apps/Software April 8, 2019
On the newest Android Q beta, Bubbles multitasking treats all apps, not just Messenger, like Chat Heads. The update also includes a foldable screen emulator for developers.
Apps/Software April 4, 2019
Android Q won't let apps automatically enable and disable Wi-Fi by themselves. That means automation apps that rely on its APIs such as Tasker might get crippled.
Apps/Software March 20, 2019
Google is reconfiguring Chat Head bubbles for notifications in Android Q. The feature converts all alerts into tappable floating icons onscreen, greatly streamlining interaction with notifications.
Apps/Software March 19, 2019
XDA Developers uncovered never-before-seen gestures in the latest Android Q beta by using a highly modified version of the Pixel Launcher APK. The gestures look, feel, and perform strangely familiar.
Google March 18, 2019
In a surprising move, Google is extending Android Q support all the way back to the original Pixel phones. Here’s how to download and install the latest version of Android on any Pixel phone.
Google March 14, 2019
Google could launch the first beta for Android Q on March 13. While the release date isn't set in stone just yet, the new update is expected to make its way to plenty of devices.
Apps/Software March 11, 2019
Newly unearthed code for Android Q suggests that Google is retiring the back button for good. Given the company’s messy implementation at the moment, that might not be an easy task.
Apps/Software February 19, 2019
A feature similar to Face ID might be on the next major version of Android Q. If true, this will help phone manufacturers in a lot of ways.
Google January 28, 2019
The next version of Android won’t be all sunshine and rainbows. Code commits reveal that Android Q will give carriers the ability to lock phones on certain networks, apparently.
Apps/Software January 22, 2019
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