New Android Q features you should know

Android Q Operating system was soon officially released in the coming August. Although not yet perfect, beta version 4 can be enjoyed for free and comes with a dark mode and bug fixes.

Reported from Tech Radar, July 9, 2019, beta version 4 has reached the final stage of Android Q API and the official SDK last June after doing a series of repairs. While the beta versions 5 and 6 will be released before the official launch.

So what are the new features predicted to be present on the operating system Android Q?

Android Beam not available on Android Q

Usually Android users can do a peer-to-peer sharing method by reversing both sides of the gadget, but the Near Field Communication (NFC) feature can not be used on the operating system Android Q.

Closing User privacy gaps

According to the International Computer Science Institute data, some apps in the Google Play Store have stolen user personal data.

Even if you reject a data-granting permission, the app builder can track the MAC address data from the router connected to the mobile phone.

Responding to this problem Google will fix the Android Q system before release in August later.

Can be used on folding mobile

In the year 2019, Android Q was prepared for folding phones. Its presence will be a pioneer of folding mobile innovations in the future.

As for the developers, Android Q Beta 2 has been equipped with the feature of folding phones on Android Studio 3.5.

Multitasking improvements

This will simplify the flow of communication when users are doing other jobs. So far it has been implemented in Messages and Hangouts. However, Google will reduce the development time of this new method.

Dark Mode for the whole system

Dark Mode in Android Q will be called with Dark Theme. This Mode can be used in two different ways and remains in the screen notification section.

First, the Dark Theme quick key Settings switch between the standard Light Theme and the new Dark Theme. Second, to turn on battery saver mode that will automatically turn on the Dark Theme.

New privacy Features

Users will have wider control over app access, so location info, file sharing, photos and videos can be protected from hackers.

Android Q Beta 3 also introduces a new feature called Scoped Storage, which allows users to control external storage access (MicroSD).

It also serves to protect the user from stealing MAC data that is connected to WiFi. New privacy changes are a tough challenge for Android Q developers.

Project Mainline

All devices that use Android Q will get Project Mainline. This new effort can make it easier for users to update the essential parts of Android (modules) without complete software.

This update can be downloaded on Google Play and load it every time the phone restarts. It is used to improve privacy and security.


Android Q has some special tricks for 5G. The new API system allows the app to detect connection levels and user lag, as well as detect if the connection is being measured.

Live Caption

Live Caption can be used when you want to text video or audio when the procession is underway. This feature does not require an Internet connection, and can copy text from voice recognition to the device used.

While the Euphonia Project enhances the verbal introduction to better process the words spoken by the user, despite the barriers when speaking.

Developer tools for Apps: System settings, connectivity, and media

Developers can demonstrate contextually important system settings in their applications by utilizing the ‘ Slices ‘ feature in Android 9 Pie. Therefore, users do not have to bother to activate or turn off cellular or WiFi data in the Settings feature, but through the browser.

Connectivity adjustments, including automatic Wi-Fi, allow for high or sluggish performance modes. This Mode is useful for things like online games or voice calls.

While the media, users can use Blur, Bokeh or 3D features. Android Q will also multimedia codecs. AV1 can make the image display of clearer streaming services, Opus for audio encoding, and HDR10 + for high resolution videos.

Wide range of licensing to maintain privacy

Android Q will change the permissions from general to specific. Users will know an overview of the apps that have been granted permission for certain things, such as location or microphone access.

Users can see which apps have been accessed to the camera, contact list and location. It can even view app permissions to set whether access is off, active, or active only when the app is open.

Developer Tools

Windows Freeform will be re-used, allowing users to activate the mode after pressing and holding the app icon on the review of the app being used.

Face recognition for login and purchase

The next version of Android is predicted to use face recognition mode for verification.

No buttons instead of gesture control

Users may only be able to use this navigation system on Google Pixel 3: A small tablet at the bottom of the screen that can be swiped in a spin.