Google has released the first beta version of Android Q is released, the next major update of the mobile operating system. There are more innovations in the area of privacy.
Users can log from Wednesday for the beta sign up. The final version of Android Q will later this year be rolled out to all users. Android Q follows the current Android operating system Pie. It is not known what the full name of Android Q will be.
The first beta can only be used on Pixel-phones. In the early version of the program are some of the innovations on Android to test.
More privacy settings
Google adds more new privacy settings. So Android Q users more insight into and control over which apps have location information may be used. Can be set-up or an app to always access the location, never, or only when the app is in use.
In addition, it offers Android Q users more control over how many access apps get to information such as photos, videos and downloaded files.
Support for folding screens
With Android Q Google also supports folding screens. So must apps next to each other can be put, and the screen sizes of the apps to be adjusted.
Google announced support for foldable phones in november. In Android Q fit apps is straightforward, as the screen of a phone is expanded. Among others, Samsung and Huawei this year such a phone.
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Settings, and in-depth information
In Android Q users within a settings app which calls the app fit. For example, a browserapp show settings for connections, such as airplane mode, wi-fi networks and settings for mobile data. In the current version of Android, users must leave the app and switch to the Settings app.
Google provides further support for the ” Dynamic depth format. Smartphones with a depth sensor in the camera, you can use them for example for more depth of field options in the apps.
Also, the depth information used for 3D photos to create and offer the update improved support for the display of objects in augmented reality.
During the event Google I/O will more be known about Android Q. The developer conference itself from Google, this year from 7 to 9 may place in San Francisco.