Android Q Beta is certainly among the biggest releases of the year 2019. The tech giant, Google, has recently announced the arrival of Android Q Beta version with multiple visual and functional changes. While the mobile technologies have been upgrading with each passing day, Google too is working hard to amaze its Android users with some amazing hardware and software changes. Besides, with so many recent glitches and breaches, users’ privacy and security are now at the top of Google’s list.
Users with Google Pixel devices can enroll for Android Q Beta 1 program and can take the pleasure of new Android Q features. The first beta of android q is accessible currently for any pixel device, including the first-gen pixel and pixel XL — Google says it extended support to those models because of popular demand — but you should probably avoid installing it on your main device. however even if Google is saving features for later announcements like Google I/O, the early preview still gives us a valuable look at what Google is updating with android Q.
The Process of Side-loading OTA in Google Pixel Devices
Google Pixel users need to download the OTA files and boot their phones into the recovery mode. Once booted, navigate to ADB sideload and connect the mobile device to the PC. The computer system must have ADB tools. After opening the ADB tools, users need to enter the sideload and reboot their mobile devices.
For those who do not have Google Pixel devices can read this article to see what are the new features that Google has introduced to its latest Android Q Beta version.
Power Menu with ‘Emergency’ Shortcut
Now, we will see the new ‘Emergency’ shortcut in the power menu by long-pressing the power button on our new Android Q version. This shortcut will have some important information such as the blood type, medication or any other details related to the users’ health in the case of an emergency. Users will need to type this information for the first time to configure the shortcut settings. While this option is already available in the previous versions of the android; however, the process of finding the ‘Emergency Information’ is a bit clumsy.
More Control Over Apps to Secure Personal Data
One of the best things in Android Q that will surely give users a sigh of relief is more control over the installed apps to maintain privacy and secure the personal data. Users will now have the accessibility to control apps’ permission to their personal data including photos, videos, and other private details and information.
Background Apps Pop-Ups
It is really annoying when an app suddenly pops up to the foreground to grab the attention. Fortunately, Android Q will provide users with full control to reduce such interruptions. For urgent notifications such as the incoming calls, texts or alarms, users can set the high-priority notification settings as per their preferences.
More Privacy Protection Controls
Android Q will have more sophisticated security systems such as the file-based encryption, enhanced Google Play Protect, lockdown mode and more control over the application permission etc.
Multi-Display Type Switch
With upcoming foldable and some other large screen devices, it is quite essential for apps to switch between multi displays swiftly and smoothly. Hence, Google is working hard to make such a transition smooth to improve the user experience.
Upgraded Settings Panel
One of the amazing features that Android Q is bringing for users is its upgraded settings panel. This will help users to make changes in particular settings quite efficiently. For instance, you can access the connectivity settings such as mobile data settings, Wi-Fi and airplane mode etc while using the mobile browser itself. This way, users will not need to leave the specific app they are using to access the related settings.
There are some other improvements
Haptic feedback while selecting text
How to access native screen recorder
‘App info’ page redesigned
Updated APK installer UI