The next version of Google’s mobile operating system, Android will bring in a number of major changes. The leaked version of Android Q reveals a number of important details that you will see in the next Android version.
The major change in the upcoming Android is the system-wide dark mode. The visual change imparts a dark shade to UI elements like settings, launcher, volume panel, and notifications from third party apps. A developer option called ‘override force-dark’ enables dark mode for apps that don’t have native dark mode support.
Android Q brings two new tools in the accessibility section. The ‘time to take action’ allows users the option to choose how long they want an action promoting message to be shown before it disappears. ‘Time to read’ tool will help users to specify the duration for which they want to the message to be displayed on the screen.
The new Android version will also introduce ‘sensor off’ tool, to help user disable all sensors with a single click. You can find new lock screen feature, pop-up appearance of app installation dialog and new set of filters in file app, which sorts files in various types such as images, audio, video, and document.
Android Q may also introduce more privacy focused tools. The revamped permissions control spotted in the preview build indicates that users can easily view the permissions granted for a particular app. They can also choose to restrict these permissions depending upon the usage status of the app. The leaked build is also seen as the version can also let users easily check apps that are using location data.
The developer option called ‘force desktop mode’ enables a forced experimental desktop mode on a secondary display. This indicates that Android Q will introduce a native desktop mode functionality like DeX by Samsung.
The new version will majorly focus on enhancing the gaming experience. The smartphone users will get ‘Game Update Package Preferences’, to choose a graphics driver. Another option added in the developer options is a flag for enabling native screen recorder.