Google Announces Android Q Beta: Faster Apps, Privacy Boosts, and More

14 March, 2019, 10:24 | Author: Leah Owens
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The first campaign has been dubbed SimBad because most of the infected apps are simulator games and so far this mobile adware campaign already has 147m downloads across 210 infected apps on the Google Play Store.

Also, the access to sensitive information such as IMEI number and serial number will be restricted on Android Q. The Wi-Fi stack in the new OS comes has been rebuilt to deliver enhanced privacy and performance.

The company walks through in a just-published blog post some of the myriad changes and tweaks coming with this next version of Android, including new security and privacy protections, more location controls, support for foldable screens and more. However, if you are a developer, it's time to get to work. The handsets supported are Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL along with the official Android emulator.

The users will also be able to share content like photos or videos in other applications with faster speeds making it quicker and easier with sharing Shortcuts that lets the user jump directly into another app to share the content that they want to.

Both target mobiles using Android, and exploit the mobile app development supply chain to infect devices and perform malicious actions. This beta update puts a final stable build for the original Pixel phones on the table even though the promised software updates should have ended with Android 9.0 Pie.

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In terms of imaging, applications can now request a Dynamic Depth image that contains metadata surrounding the elements related to depth along with a confidence map in the same file.

You can use floating display windows to adjust settings while in an app. Developers can choose which settings to feature. If so, you can now give Android Q a try. Google says users will be able to toggle on a "low latency mode" which would be beneficial for "real-time-gaming" and "active voice calls". Android betas are mainly aimed at developers to help them optimise apps according to the UI of the upcoming Android version.

Some low-level system changes to Android ensure that apps will open faster than in previous versions. Apart from that, Google will also let you decide how your app is shown on foldable screens.

If you prefer, you can download the latest Android Q Beta build and manually flash it to your Pixel device.

Those with compatible phones who are interested in testing this early version of Android Q just need to enroll their device and then check for updates.

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