Android Q is the next version of the Android operating system. Beta version 5 and 6 have released in this month and the final release of Android Q is routined on August 7, 2019.
Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google. Apart from mobile O.S ,Google has introduced Android TV for televisions, Android Auto for cars, Wearable wrist-watches and also being used in digital cameras and gaming consoles.
Android was first brought to us in 2008 and this specific operating system has caught many users till today.
It is made available in more than 100 languages and in 2017 it made a record of more than 2 billion active users in this platform.
It remains one of the best sold OS worldwide of smartphones.
Android Q is the next generation of the Android operating system. Android Q has recently released by adding new APIs while blocking others.
It is said to be the 17th version of the Android Mobile operating system.
At Google IO 2019 lot of information surfaced up on Android Q. The latest operating system has got anything that you could want.
Those who aren’t aware of the update can download and install the Beta version until then.
Android Q comes with great features and capabilities for its users and developers.
Let’s dig in to check whats’s new about Android Q’s newly added APIs and its features,
1. Face -ID verification for purchases and logins – It is heard that Android Q will have features like Face-ID. The smartphone will be installed with sensors for this feature. It may have sensor readings for a complete scan of facial muscles. This could be used to log in any applications by just showing your face once and also make purchases in malls and smart stores.
2. Eliminating Privacy loopholes – A recent report from the International computer science institute said that more than 1300 apps on Google Play store extracted personal data of several users even if they have denied permission. App makers use other smart forms to get the information they need. Google has now a dedicated team working on these issues and has hopefully fixed this in the new Android Q version.
3. Maintaining Privacy features – As data breach is not a new thing today for those using different social platforms and apps. But Android Q is making major changes for keeping user’s privacy intact. Users now can choose to give access to files and folders, locations, messages, and contacts. Android Q beta 3 has made current changes that will enable users to control apps from breaching data from external storage.
4.It will also restrict access to no-resettable device identifiers like IMEI or a serial number of your phone.
5.Improved device tracing – On-device system trace has evolved. You can now put specific instructions on how long you want to perform the trace. So, the trace automatically completes when the it reaches the size or duration you have mentioned. Long trace could be run if you want to observe the disk activity,app threads or CPU scheduler, this can help you resolve the cause of a bug and other errors.
6.Developers Tool – Different tool has been developed to satiate the customer experience. Starting from crawling through your mobile data or personal hotspot, switching on airplane mode or toggling through profile mode, you can have access to all the things from your mobile browser. You can use your data to make 3d pictures or even support AR photography, or stream high-quality video. Android Q has boosted Open Gl for gaming purposes.
I know it sounds interesting!
Connectivity and Networking – Android Q was developed including several improvements for connectivity and networking. It has added support for peer-to-peer connections which is generally used for non-network providing purposes. Your Wi-Fi will use network suggestions and auto-connect to a access point. It also broadens Wi-Fi lock API to support high-performance mode and even low latency mode. So overall connectivity and networking has been
There are few more API Additions to discuss
1. Native MIDI API – Several apps have been seen in Google play store related to creativity and artistry.In those cases, this could help you out. This API allows an Android device to interact with MIDI audio devices more efficiently.
2. Neural Networks API 1.2 – This was first introduced in 2017 but this time with “Android Q”, it is expected to bring massive improvement. It is being made to support 60 new operations including ARGMIN, LSTM, and ARGMAX .
3. MediaCodecInfo API – This API was built for those applications who use video content. It can improve specific features like size,screen resolution, and frame rate and may even say what codec the app supports.
Wrapping things up :
Android Q has brought several changes that would help developers and users on a massive scale. No one can say when Google is going to surprise you with other specs. It is just next level OS one could desire for.