The beta program for Android Q was officially launched by Google, and Android developers worldwide can get their hands on the latest version of the infamous mobile operating system. Expectations are that the full release of Android Q will be in the 3rd quarter of 2019.
Installing the beta on your brand new Pixel phone is not recommended because the operating system is likely to be riddled with bugs and stability issues due to its unfinished state. However, experienced developers are likely to want to explore its new features and see what Android Q will have to offer to end-users.
We’ve prepared a little bullet list of all the worthwhile improvements that Android Q’s release is expected to bring:
- Better location permission controls – users will now be able to
fine tunethe amount of location permission that individual apps receive. For example, certain apps may only be able to access location services when they are opened in the foreground.
- Potential dark mode – the first beta has traces of a planned dark mode, but it is not easily accessible yet.
- Battery life estimate – instead of having to access the settings for this piece of information, it should now be readily available when opening the quick settings menu.
- Theming options – users may be able to customize fonts and colors used without the use of 3rd-party applications.
- Improved sharing options – current Android features all installed apps and services in the sharing menu. With Android Q, you will be able to control which apps show there.
- Power menu now brings an ‘emergency call’ button.