Although the Pixel 3 and Pixel 2 devices will receive a minimum of three major software updates, Google only ever promised two Android version updates for the original Pixel duo. After all, this is a developer preview. You can read about all of the updates in the first beta for Android Q on the Android Developers Blog. In addition to this, apps will be prevented in Android Q to launch Activity while running in the background.
On the wider end, we've now got dedicated API resources for camera systems with depth data capture systems that can be stored in a separate file in a new Dynamic Depth Format (DDF).More news: Spotify Takes On Apple’s Anti-Competitive Behavior in Europe
In Android Q apps can request a Dynamic Depth image, making it possible for third party apps to offer specialized blurs and bokeh options.
Perhaps more importantly, the documentation seems to suggest that Google will be accepting suggestions in terms of major UI and design changes or new features too. Those may not ultimately make it into Android Q but that will probably depend on how hard the change is to implement, meaning that some fairly substantial reworks might take place before final launch.
There are tons of other updates and tweaks the new OS brings, including the ability for media providers to stream high quality video content to Android devices using less bandwidth than before.More news: Eminem's Team Denies WWE Deal, Not Pleased With Leaked Details
Since Nougat, opening apps got faster over time as Android learned frequently used part of code from an app.
Unless you're an Android developer, you may want to give this build of Android Q a pass.
Android Q improves connections to IoT devices like appliances and printer. This can be especially helpful when managing connected devices. Foldable smartphones have flexible displays that can be physically bent by the user, so you get something like a phone-sized device that opens up into a tablet. There's no need for users to leave an to make adjustments. Key settings such as NFC, volume, Internet connectivity will be displayed in the floating UI. Users will have more control over app access to location info, shared files and repositories like Photos and Videos. If you're more experienced, you can also download the Android system image files from Google here and flash them on yourself. Android Q places a focus on privacy, like with its new location data setting that'll let you choose whether an app can access your location all the time, only while the app is in use, or deny location access completely. So if you are using a ride share app you can let it track your location while it's in use, but forbid the app from learning your location data when not.More news: Gillibrand aide quits over handling of sexual harassment allegations
Developers will be able to publish targets in the Sharing Shortcuts interface in advance, which allows them to load instantly when launched by a user. A new Sharing Shortcuts feature will make it easier to share content between apps using a similar function to Android's App Shortcuts feature, according to Google.