Google Pixel 3 Lite XL gets benchmarked

16 March, 2019, 07:14 | Author: Leah Owens
  • Google Releases Android Q Beta for Developers, Early Adopters

The first beta version of Android Q is compatible with all the Pixel phones released to date - Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, and Pixel 3 XL will get this update.

Beta 5 and Beta 6 involve candidate releases for testing and will be available in Q3, 2019.

Android Q further enhances native cameras with a new Dynamic Depth tool that offers "specialised blurs and bokeh options".

There are two different routes you can take if you want it: the traditional developer route, or the super-friendly Android Beta Program route.

Numerous previously announced features for foldable phones like the Galaxy Fold are also built into Android Q. For developers, that means supporting new paused and resumed states that allow multiple apps to work on a larger display. After all, buggy software on your primary phone can be a frustration if you suddenly can't use it when you need to. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details! Read on to find out more.

However, those wanting to give it try early could be disappointed as is now only available on the Pixel range of phones. Ideally, support for them should have ended with Android 9 Pie. One of the newer features too be announced was Call Screen.

Foot over bridge near VT Railway Station in Mumbai collapses
Fadnavis said the he has instructed the Mumbai police not to spare anyone responsible for the collapse of the foot overbridge . Surprisingly, as per the locals, the bridge was not in bad condition and still a part of the foot over bridge collapsed.

Man stops arrow with his mobile phone
Police posted images to social media yesterday showing the arrow pierced the smartphone, which was left with a cracked screen. It's a good thing that he did - an arrow that could have easily skewered him was stopped by his phone.

Some KCI flights reassigned after Boeing planes grounded
The Boeing 737 Max 8 was involved in a fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash this past weekend, which killed all 157 people on board. Since the jets were grounded, North American carriers have been wrestling with customer calls and flight cancellations.

You can add icons to the "Desktop", and any apps you launch open as freeform windows.

The UI changes include options to set up accent colors and fonts in developer settings. Shawn also likes to spend countless hours on social media to hunt the latest news from the biggest technology companies, so that his reports are as fresh as possible. However, there is nothing to stop an app that has been granted that permission continuing to track users' locations even when it is not in use.

Google is finally revamping the Share menu in Android Q and making it notably faster. This was included to prevent apps from abusing data collection from their users. Anyway, the first beta has enough new features to get Android user excited.

Google introduced the new update on its Android Developers Blog, with Android Q once again "designed with security and privacy at the centre". In case Android Q goes awry for some reason, users can rest easy knowing their precious data is stored safely in the cloud, ready to be downloaded anytime.

It is no secret that Google still has a lot of catching up to do in terms of smartphone design trends. Specifically, Android Q will bring better support for resuming and pausing apps and resizing for split-screen modes.

If you want to try it for yourself, you'll need the Android Studio emulator. We managed to get it installed on our Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL immediately after signing up. Google has not said when it will make the build available for non-Pixel device, but it wouldn't surprise us that it would only be closer to its annual I/O event.

Recommended:



Popular

Valve updates SteamLink app to let you stream anywhere
However, my T-Mobile data connection at home wasn't fast enough to actually play anything, but I was able to get connected. You'll need to be in the beta branch of Steam to get the update, but you can find instructions on how to enable that here.

Zidane returns to Real Madrid's training pitch
But Mourinho says the situation with the team and club is now very different from what Zidane inherited three years ago. The centre-back is Real Madrid's first signing following the return of Zinedine Zidane as manager.

Democrat rising star O'Rourke announces 2020 White House bid
O'Rourke, 47, served three terms in Congress representing a region of West Texas along the US border with Mexico. While offering few specifics about his vision for the nation, O'Rourke told Vanity Fair , "I want to be in it".

Dolphins Trade Ryan Tannehill To Titans
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Tannehill has restructured his contract in order to help the deal go through. In his last National Football League season, Kaepernick threw for 2,241 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Pi Day 2019: Where to find deals around metro Detroit
Anyone can become a rewards member by signing up for the rewards app that's available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. Also, get a whole pizza delivered for $3.14 through 7NOW at Delivery.7-eleven.com/home (the first three deliveries are free).

UEFA to investigate Neymar's VAR criticism after PSG defeat
UEFA today confirmed they are launching an investigation into Neymar's comments via a statement on their website. Now Uefa has made a decision to open an investigation into the social media post.

Area students skip school to call attention to climate change
Many were inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg , who was just nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize . She said : "In 2078, I will celebrate my 75th birthday, and if I have children, they may celebrate this day with me".

Champions League quarter-final and semi-final line-up
The semi-finals will then see either Tottenham or City face Ajax or Juventus , and United or Barcelona play Liverpool or Porto . However, as with the quarterfinal draw, the legs for United's tie would be switched if both Manchester clubs go through.

Kim Jong-Nam murder suspect loses bid for release
Vietnamese Ambassaador Le Quy Quynh said he was "very disappointed " with the attorney general's decision. Huong was sobbing as she spoke to Vietnamese Embassy officials after Thursday's court hearing ended.

Milner hoping to avoid all-English clash in Champions League quarter-finals
More new signings are expected, but the new arrivals will have little time to adjust to get Bayern back to where it wants to be. But at home, and the reason we all thought they were favourites, you'd expect them to be pushing again, but they didn't.