Google Announces Android Q Beta 2 Bubbles Out
In addition, Google’s Call Screening is about to launch more devices, Galaxy S10 5G is coming soon, and it is also bad news for small music artists using Play Artist Hub.
Android Q Beta 2 has a lot of fixes and features here. Most of them will be discussed below. [Android Developer Blog]
Key features of Android Q Beta 2: chat bubbles and foldable phone support. Nice. [edge]
Android Q Beta 2 has an iOS-like task switching feature that is amazing. Continue to steal iOS gestures, Google. so good. [Android Police]
There is a new Pixel theme app that can change fonts, icons, highlight colors, etc. on Pixel devices. [XDA Developer]
Media notifications in Q Beta 2 now have a progress bar. [Android Police]
Good news on the left scanner: Q Beta 2 gives you the option to swipe to dismiss the notification. [9to5Google]
A new feature called “Scoped Storage” saves the app in its own sandbox in the phone’s storage partition. The app cannot view or write to the sandbox of other apps. This is a killer privacy feature. [Android Police]
Both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are switched in the root settings menu of Android Q. It looks a lot like Chrome OS. [9to5Google]
The screenshot on Android Q Beta 2 no longer shows the gap. Thank you, Google! [Android Police]
According to reports, in the non-ANdroid Q news, Verizon will release the 5G Galaxy S10 on May 16. great? [9to5Google]
Google’s call screening feature is one of the best choices for Pixel devices, and it is launching the Moto G7 and One phone. [edge]
As Google (slowly) transitions from Play music to YouTube music, it is closing Play Artist Hub, allowing small artists to upload music directly and manage their presence in the Play Store. That is a real rogue. [9to5Google]
Did you know that you can use an image to watch local videos in Chrome? Obviously, you can. [Techdows]
Watching the Android beta version of the Pixel device is very appealing because you can watch the developer’s work. It’s always cool to see new features and optimizations when launching, and it’s always exciting to sort out new content to understand what’s going on behind the scenes.
In Q Beta 2, the most exciting feature for me is Scoped Storage. Getting the application to access the entire storage partition of my device is never right for me, so it makes sense to give each application its own storage sandbox! Most applications outside of the file manager don’t need to look at anything else anyway, so this is an excellent privacy feature. Hello to you, Google!