Google’s Android Q Beta

Google releases first Android Q beta for Pixel phones

With Android Q, "apps will be able to request a Dynamic Depth image which consists of a JPEG, XMP metadata related to depth related elements, and a depth and confidence map embedded in the same file on devices that advertise support".

Have a Google Pixel smartphone that you brought onto T-Mobile's network?

It's important to note that if you've used the Android Beta Program before and enrolled your device for the Android Oreo or Pie program, you will need to re-enroll your phone. Google wants to build on "top of privacy protections in Android" users. Android betas are mainly aimed at developers to help them optimise apps according to the UI of the upcoming Android version.

Here's a closer look at what this Android Q release delivers, how to get it, and when we can expect additional updates.

Now, as always, while OEMs add the broads strokes of Google's new features to their Android updates, some features may vanish or be altered beyond recognition. Google also has system images available for the Pixel, Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 to use an Android emulator. With Android Q, you can choose to grant an app location access, deny it, or only allow access when the app is open. Google warns that the pre-release version of Android Q many contain errors and defects, which can impact the normal functioning of the device.

Google releases first Android Q beta for Pixel phones

Google has a detailed explanation of what features are contained in Android Q thus far in its blog post announcing the beta availability.

We've got Android Q beta up and running on our Pixel 3 XL.

Android Q has a number of new features in addition to measures meant to enhance privacy and security. And when connected to an external monitor, you will be able to use the new desktop mode with your Android phone. This makes possible for the user to offer specialized blurs and bokeh option on the application and the user can also use the data to create 3D images or support AR photography use-cases in the future. But if you're desperate to give it a try, there's not much to stop you. Google I/O is in May so there will be some more details about Android Q there.

It has been reported that more phones could support the Android Q public beta when it is finally made available. Instead, you'll need to update with each release.

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