Android Q Testing Out The Use Of Chat Heads For Notifications

One of the nifty features of Facebook Messenger is that it uses chat heads that are displayed on the main screen and overlays on top of other apps. Some might find it intrusive or annoying, but the fact that it is always present means that it is easy to get to, especially if you use Facebook Messenger often.


Android Q Brings Support For A Native Desktop Mode

Google released the developer preview of Android Q yesterday ahead of formally unveiling the latest iteration of its mobile operating system later this year. The developer preview has revealed some of the new features that Google has been working on. A new report points out that Android Q brings support for a native desktop mode.


Android Q Developer Preview Officially Announced

For a while now we have been hearing reports about some of the features of Android Q, where the folks at XDA Developers managed to get their hands on a leaked build, but unfortunately there was no mention of when the official developer preview would be launched. There was some speculation that we could be getting close, and now it seems like the time has come.


Android Q’s Developer Preview Could Be Released Soon

From what we know about Google’s release habits, they typically release a developer preview for Android early in the year. This will later be followed by an official announcement at Google I/O where they detail some of the features and changes we can expect, and then a full release in the later part of the year.


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Android Q Could See Google Ditch The Back Button

One of the features that Android devices have over iOS devices is the “back” button. This is actually a pretty useful feature where users can use it to navigate websites, navigate menu settings, and more. However it seems that come Android Q, there is a chance that Google could be ditching the feature.


Android Q Could Allow Users To Reverse App Updates

Updates are usually something to look forward to since they bring about improvements, bug fixes, and new features to an app. However sometimes there is a chance that an update could actually end up breaking an app, or changing it in such a way that you don’t find particularly useful.


Android Q Could Stop Background Apps From Reading The Clipboard

It’s possible for Android apps to read the contents of your phone’s clipboard even when they’re running in the background. There are third-party ROMs that block this access but Android in its default state currently does not. However, this could change with Android Q, the next major iteration of Google’s mobile operating system.


Google ‘Coral’ Device Benchmarked With Snapdragon 855, Android Q

We know that every year Google releases new Pixel smartphones. This launch usually takes place in the later part of the year, but it seems that Google might have something early in the works. According to a recent benchmark sighting, a device called “Coral” was spotted where it looks to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset and runs on Android Q.


Android Q May Enable Carriers To Implement Stricter Device Locking

There have been a few reports recently about what we can expect from Android Q but it will take some time before Google makes the next iteration of its mobile OS official. A new report claims that Android Q will allow mobile carriers to implement stricter device locking rules.


Leaked Early Android Q Build Hints At Desktop Mode

Recently the folks at XDA managed to get their hands on what is apparently an internal build of Android Q, and based on their findings, it seems that one of the features is that it might finally bring system-wide dark mode to Android. However another feature that they discovered is that Android Q could also introduce a desktop mode for Android.


Android Q Might Bring A System-Wide Dark Mode

Google has gradually been updating some of its core apps with a dark theme. It’s present in apps like YouTube, Messages, Google News, and even some parts of the Maps app. To some, it felt like Google was setting the stage for a system-wide dark mode in Android and it appears that the company might deliver it with Android Q, the next major version of its mobile platform.


Google Could Make Android Q’s Preview Available Much Earlier To Users

The next major build for Android will be Android Q and it is largely expected that the update should be released in 2019. Also given that Google tends to release previews ahead of the release, we expect that this should remain the same as well. However it now seems that Android Q’s preview could potentially be released much earlier.


Android Q ‘Multi-Resume’ Will Let Apps Run Simultaneously In Split-Screen

Google officially brought multi-window functionality to Android with Nougat. It was the first uniform implementation of this feature that had existed on Android in different forms and manifestations prior to Nougat. There is one major limitation, though. Apps can be opened in split-screen but Android doesn’t run the two apps simultaneously. This will change with a new feature called “Multi-Resume” which will come with Android Q.


Xiaomi’s Pocophone Will Be Eligible For Android Q Update

When it comes to Android updates, it can sometimes be a bit of a mixed bag where there are some manufacturers who are always on time with their releases, while there are some who take longer and might not necessarily guarantee updates for all their devices, but as far as the Xiaomi Pocophone is concerned, Xiaomi is promising that it will receive the Android Q update.