Android Q beta launches today, available to all Pixel phones

Google releases Android Q beta on Pixel phones

Google Releases Android Q Beta for Developers, Early Adopters

Thankfully, that's not the case with the third generation Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, as since their release, there have been many deals on them and right now Google is again offering the phones for historically low rates.

There are still a lot of phones waiting on an update to Android Pie, but that's not stopping Google from rolling out the latest and greatest.

Google released the Pixel 3 phones back in October past year, five months ago. It is also introducing Sharing shortcuts which will allow users to directly share content with users inside apps.

In keeping with its tradition for the past several years, Google made the Android Q beta available to developers earlier today.

Despite the lack of an official confirmation about the company's next-generation Pixel phones including the Pixel 3 Lite, which is slated to hit the store shelves ahead of Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, the rumor mill is churning all sorts of speculations around the company's next-generation Pixel phablet, which has surfaced online in the form of a new leak.

Google has just announced the launch of its new Android Q update which will replace the current Android 9 Pie OS which now comes pre-installed on many devices. Apps can no longer leap into the foreground while you're using another app; the most an app can now do is give a notification that it wants to do something. At least if Android Q is anything to go by.

Each app will get its own isolated sandboxed storage when using external media such as SD cards, which no other app will be able to access.

But of all the improvement to come with Android Q, the one major change to the OS is the additional privacy setting.

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

As well as the above, it is hoped that there will be a system-wide dark mode implemented with an "override" option to force apps without dark mode to work with the night-friendly colour scheme. A desktop mode, allowing Android apps to run in a windowed format similar to a PC or Mac, was also present. Further, the alleged Google Pixel 3a is rumoured to offer a 5.56-inch IPS display with 2220x1080 pixels resolution. Considering HMD's close relationship with Google, it's very likely that Nokia smartphones will be a part of the beta program. So if you do decide to install it onto your Pixel, don't be surprised if you encounter some bugs. Don't do this out of casual interest, especially since future betas figure to be more stable.

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