We will know the official Android Q release date in August. The rollout to various smartphones will happen throughout 2019 and 2020.
What’s expected in Android Q?
Thanks to Android Q beta updates, we already know the additional features and bug fixes that Google is planning. Some of the changes have been confirmed while others are still in the realm of speculation.
Android Q will come prepared to support foldable smartphones in 2019. With the announcement of
Samsung Galaxy Fold, the future of smartphones is confirmed. Android Q beta 2 includes foldable emulator in Android Studio. Google could support this type of UI in continuity in the background.
Android Q Bubbles
Bubbles is a preview feature in Android Q that allows Android users to multitask from anywhere on their device. With the Bubbles UI, Android Q will support multitasking in the form of small floating bubbles.
The system-wide dark theme is the new way to go. Google announced it at the
I/O 2019 and it works as intended. The default dark mode is coming to Android Q. You will be able to trigger the dark theme in two different ways. The idea is to save the battery consumption with dark mode.
Focus on Privacy
Android Q focuses on improving the privacy in Android smartphones. Users will have more control over how apps access location information, shared files, and repositories.
Scooped storage is designed to let users control how apps access the device’s external storage. This will help in preventing apps from accessing device identifiers like IMEI number or MAC address.
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