Ahead of its first public unveiling, Google has made the first beta version of Android 10 "Q" available to download and install.
Although it's aimed at developers, you can get the Android Beta 1 preview build on your Pixel 3/3Xl, Pixel 2/XL, and on your original Pixel and Pixel XL.
Google's shown off its schedule for beta releases and the final version in a handy timeline. Here's the site where you can download them.
Along with some neat new features Google is also getting ready for the explosion in foldable phones by including native support for these bendy devices. In the past, you could either grant or deny location access for an app, but there was no in between.
Google is further improving its permissions model with Android Q to make it more privacy-friendly.
Sharing your Wi-Fi network password with friends or asking for theirs can be awkward. Read on to find out more.
The new version of Android, Android Q, has arrived! However, it does also lock out legitimate apps that use clipboard data for other purposes, like passing them to a PC for seamless copying and pasting between devices. So for example, you can only add app shortcuts to the desktop and nothing else. By accessing the panel, you can immediately toggle your Wi-Fi, mobile data and Airplane Mode settings without having to go into the full Settings menu. Users will be able to control an application's access to the Photos, Videos, or Audio collections via new permissions.
This feature could be really useful when you're listening to a track and want to extend a taste of it to your friend as well, so you can switch to the speakers using this feature. We have a dedicated article on how to enable dark mode in Android Q that you can check out. "We're making Dynamic Depth an open format for the ecosystem, and we're working with our device-maker partners to make it available across devices running Android Q and later".
It's potentially disappointing news for anyone hoping Google would offer an "affordable" flagship variant to rival the likes of the iPhone XR and Samsung Galaxy S10e - which offer a range of flagship features at a lower price point. Given the current smartphone design direction of more screen and less bezel, it's unlikely Google has dropped the idea completely.
With Android Q, you have a few seconds after an app has been removed to undo the change. Again, these features aren't now in the beta, but could well reappear again at a later date. The handsets supported are Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL along with the official Android emulator.
When you have a Pixel to hand, make sure it's not a phone you regularly use. You can also set a custom wallpaper for the desktop. Don't do this out of casual interest, especially since future betas figure to be more stable.
Apple Music Now Works on Amazon Fire TV
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He opened the scoring after a cutback from Aaron Ramsey in the opening five minutes to get Arsenal off to a ideal start. Arsenal are through to the next round of the Europa League after mounting a mighty comeback against Rennes .
India's National Disaster Response Force said it had sent a team to the site over fears that people may be trapped under rubble. The bridge connected the bustling Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station with the Azad Maidan Police Station.
Residents of Christchurch were also asked to stay indoors. "Christchurch schools will be locked down until further notice". The man, who did not give his name, said he saw four people including a woman on the floor but did not see the shooter.
It has a sleek tapered front-end with the larger rear and height of a compact crossover/SUV. Elon Musk says its range will be roughly 10 per cent less than equivalent Model 3 variants.
K.J. Wright re-signing with Seahawks
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All US diplomats have left Venezuela: Mike Pompeo
Embassy in Caracas, "reflects the deteriorating situation" and said their presence has "become a constraint on U.S. policy". The U.S. official spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because of the sensitivity of the matter.
Slack Testing Dark Mode on iOS & Android Apps
As you probably know, dark mode has become one of the most requested features for almost every app on both iOS and Android. Entering your name and the email associated with your Slack account will put you on the list to join the beta .
Toyota adding 450 jobs at Huntsville facility
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