Android Q Developer Preview 5 Released For OnePlus 7, 7 Pro
According to recent reports, OnePlus is said to be planning on releasing the Android 10 update to its smartphones on the same day as Google, which apparently will be today. Whether or not that will happen remains to be seen, but in the meantime, OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro owners who are interested in the update can check out the developer preview.
Android Q Will Offer Up More Detailed Battery Information On Your Headphones
With more smartphone makers ditching the headphone jack, it means that more users are starting to transition to wireless headphones. While going wireless is no doubt welcome, the downside is that it requires a battery, which means that they need to be constantly charged and where users can run into situations where they’re out of juice.
Android Q Beta 5 Has Rolled Out To The Essential Phone
While the Essential Phone might not have received the warm welcome that the company hoped it would, the upside is that the company seems to be quite on the ball when it comes to updates. They were one of the first few handset makers to roll out the Android 9.0 Pie update for their phone, and now it seems that they could be on track to do the same with […]
Huawei To Debut EMUI 10 In August
Now that Huawei is (sort of) allowed to do business with US companies again, this means that in terms of smartphone operating systems, the company should be allowed to use Google Play services moving forwards. However, there is also the question of its own operating system, and what this change means for it.
Google Developing Palm Rejection For Always-On Displays
Always-On displays are very useful since they show important information such as the time or notification without lighting up the whole display. This doesn’t just make it easier on the eyes at night but also helps conserve battery life. However, since it doesn’t support palm rejection, merely taking your phone out of your pocket will cause the display to light up. One user has requested Google to develop this feature […]
Huawei Reassures That Existing Phones Will Be Updated To Android Q
With Huawei being hit with a trade ban with US companies, one of the implications is how it might affect its smartphones. We have heard that the company could be considering building its own OS or using Sailfish, but what about existing smartphones? Google has confirmed that existing devices will continue to be supported, but we’re sure that these changes has probably demoralized Huawei quite a bit.
Xiaomi Android Q Beta Test Schedule Confirmed
Several OEMs are working with Google to test out the Android Q beta on select devices and Xiaomi wants to get in on the action as well. The company has confirmed its beta roadmap for Android Q. A total of 11 devices from the Chinese company will take part in the Android Q beta test before Google’s latest and greatest Android OS iteration is rolled out for these devices.
OnePlus Confirms Android Q Will Come To Some Older Handsets
One of the things about Android is that beyond the two-year mark, there are no longer guarantees that your phones will receive the latest Android updates. This is understandable as Android manufacturers would prefer to focus their resources and efforts on their newer phones, although it is a bummer for those who’d rather hold onto their phones for longer periods of time.
Android Q Might Be Able To Detect When You’re In A Car Crash
For Pixel smartphone owners in the future, the next time you’re driving and you get into a car crash, there is a good chance that your Pixel smartphone might be able to tell that you are in an accident and potentially call for help on your behalf. This is according to a recent discovery by XDA Developers who found hints of the feature in the latest beta for Android Q.
Pixel 3a And 3a XL Support For Android Q Beta Removed
Google announced the Android Q beta 3 at its I/O 2019 developers’ conference and confirmed that a total of 21 devices will be eligible for the beta. The list didn’t include the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, the new smartphones that Google unveiled at I/O, but it later confirmed that they would get the beta. The list has now been updated and the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL […]
Android Q Will Let Apps Record Audio From Other Apps
Mobile gaming is a big thing and as such, it’s not surprising that more content creators could be focused on creating videos dedicated to mobile games. However, there is the question of how does one successfully capture audio from your mobile game? There are screen recording apps out there, but for the most part, they can’t capture audio.
These 8 Huawei Phones Will Get Android Q First
Google talked a lot about Android Q at its I/O 2019 developers conference this week. The company has rolled out beta 3 of the upcoming iteration as well for almost two dozen devices from different manufacturers. Huawei is one of them and the Chinese company has also revealed the 8 devices which it will release Android Q for initially.
Android Q To Remove Support For Android Beam
The Android Beam feature has been around for a few years now but it seems that not a lot of people have been using it. Perhaps that’s why Google has decided to remove this functionality with Android Q. The next major OS release is going to remove the Android Beam feature with no official replacement taking its place.
Android Q’s Focus Mode Will Help Users Cut Out Distractions
We spend an obscene amount of time on our phones on a daily basis to the point where for some, the endless stream of messages and notifications from social media can be extremely distracting when it comes to getting work done. However, Google is here to help with a new feature in Android Q called Focus Mode.
Android Q Will Kill The Back Button In Favor Of Gestures
One of the main differences between iOS and Android is the way users interact with their phones. For example, a lot of Android phones come with on-screen buttons or soft keys for going home, accessing the menu, or going back. This is versus iOS where the newer iPhone models essentially rely on gestures for navigation.
Android Q Dark Theme Officially Confirmed By Google
Android users have long been asking Google for a native dark theme for the OS. There were reports that the company may introduce this with Android Q, the next major update for its mobile OS. Google confirmed today at its I/O 2019 developers conference that there will indeed be an Android Q dark theme.
Android Q Beta 3 Release Confirmed For 21 Phones
Google is working with Android OEMs to expand the beta of its upcoming Android release to even more devices. The company did something similar last year as well for Android P so it’s no surprise that it’s doing the same thing for Android Q as well. Android Q isn’t due to arrive for at least a few months.
Android Q Will Automatically Switch Between Dark And Light Mode
According to reports, it has been revealed that the upcoming Android Q will finally be introducing a system-wide dark mode. Now according to a report from Android Police, it seems that a feature in the Android Q beta has been activated in which users will now be able to schedule when dark mode turns on or off.
Google Is Testing A Swipe Back Gesture In Android Q
As we’re starting to see more handset makers opt for the full-screen design, it also means that Android needs to start adapting where instead of relying on on-screen/soft keys, gestures will probably be a better idea. We’ve seen Google adopt some gestures with the Pixel 3 smartphones, but now it looks like they might be expanding on that.
Android Q Will Be Adding Support For 3D Touch-Like Gesture
When Apple first launched 3D Touch, it was rumored that Android handset makers could be looking to follow suit with 3D Touch like features of their own. However, it seems that 3D Touch never quite took off the way Apple had hoped and for the most part, pressure-sensitive displays are a rare find on Android handsets, if at all.