Typically with Android releases, Google launches a developer preview for the next Android variant in March, followed by a public beta that anybody can join in May as it hosts its own annual Google I/O conference.
This year, Google decided to do things somehow different by pushing its very first developer preview and public beta on the same afternoon on March 13, 2019. On April 3, Beta 2 was released with a few bug fixes and new features. Most recently, Google started Beta on May 7 during its yearly I/O summit.
Along with Pixel phones, You May Also subscribe for the Android Q beta for your OnePlus 6T, Sony Xperia Z3, and LG G8. In reality, the beta is live for 21 phones across 13 makers. By logging in to your account and choosing the device that you need to enlist in the beta, you will obtain an OTA update on your phone to download and install Android Q.
Live Captions :
As Google staff says:” We also see many firsts in software driven by on-device machine learning. One of these features is Live Caption. For 466 million deaf and hard of hearing people around the world, captions are more than a convenience—they make content more accessible. We worked closely with the Deaf community to develop a feature that would improve access to digital media. With a single tap, Live Caption will automatically caption media that’s playing audio on your phone. Live Caption works with videos, podcasts and audio messages, across any app—even stuff you record yourself. As soon as speech is detected, captions will appear, without ever needing Wifi or cell phone data, and without any audio or captions leaving your phone.”
After last year’s launch of Digital Wellbeing, Google is adding a new feature named Focus Mode. Instead of the Wind Down mode which grays out the screen, Focus Mode lets you select particular apps which you wish to avoid using during a period and only disable those. Families are also able to shortly link accounts between parents and kids, so parents can set those program limitations to see what programs their kids are spending the most time.
In Android Q, Smart Reply may also begin being offered in third-party messaging programs — similar to what Google had tested initially with a standalone Reply app. It can also provide suggested activities, such as opening Google Maps as it sees a message about commutes or address.
Beginning with Android Q, Google will start releasing software upgrades right through the Play Store rather than waiting for phone carriers or manufacturers. Google says the new system of updates will be provided in “modules” which help tackle certain pieces of a device, for example, “media components” for camera bugs, for instance. That should also prevent a bug update from screwing up other parts of the device that is not meant to touch. It is called Project Mainline.
Google’s confirmed that Android Q would have a system-wide dark theme which may be turned on and off at any moment through a Quick Settings toggle.
Better still, Google also produced a new API that developers can use to get their programs to visit a dark theme as well when the system-wide one is turned on.
Google is committing to releasing dark themes for all its first-party Android applications. Some will probably be available earlier than others.
Having the ability to customize your phones to the maturest range is among the things that make Android so great, and with Android Q, something exciting could be happening on that stage.
With a little bit of searching in the developer options of Beta 1, you can change the accent color of the whole UI. The choices right now include the default blue, purple, green, and black.
In Beta 2, a new program appeared called “Pixel Themes.” While not functional quite yet, it’s supposed that this is where these personalization tools will dwell in the finished edition.
For third-party developers, Google is, of course, producing an API to let apps understand when Dark Theme is on. It’s also giving developers the choice of adding one line of code for their apps to create a quick-and-dirty dark theme. When a developer chooses to utilize it, their program will only have its colors inverted when Dark Theme is enabled.