|A version of the Android operating system|
Android Q home screen with the Pixel Launcher
|Latest preview||Q Beta 2 patch (QPP2.190228.023) / April 10, 2019|
|Preceded by||Android 9.0 "Pie"|
Android "Q" is the upcoming tenth major release and the 17th version of the Android mobile operating system. The first beta of Android Q was released on March 13, 2019 for all Google Pixel phones. The final release of Android Q is scheduled for the third quarter of 2019.
Android Q features include:
- Allows users to control when apps have permission to see their location: never, only when the app is in use (running), or all the time (when in the background).
- New permissions to access in background photos, video and audio files.
- Built-in screen recorder.
- Background apps can no longer jump into the foreground.
- Improved privacy: limited access to non-resettable device identifiers.
- Sharing shortcuts, which allow sharing content with a contact directly.
- Floating settings panel, that allow changing system settings directly from apps.
- Dynamic depth format for photos, which allow changing background blur after taking a photo.
- Support for the AV1 video codec, the HDR10+ video format and the Opus audio codec.
- A native MIDI API, allowing interaction with music controllers.
- Better support for biometric authentication in apps.
- Built-in foldable phone support for apps and Android itself.
On March 13, 2019, Google released the first beta of Android Q exclusively on their Pixel phones. The beta was extended to first generation Google Pixel devices due to popular demand. A total of six beta/release candidate versions are planned for release before the final release, which is currently scheduled for the third quarter of 2019.
- "Support and Release Notes". Android Developers Blog. Google. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
- Burke, Dave (March 13, 2019). "Introducing Android Q Beta". Android Developers Blog. Google. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
- "Program Overview". Android Developers Blog. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
- Villas-Boas, Antonio. "The upcoming Android Q will make Android more efficient and streamlined than ever, and you can install the beta now". Business Insider. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
- Hager, Ryne. "Android Q timeline: Six betas planned, final release in Q3". Android Police. Illogical Robot LLC. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
- El Khoury, Rita. "Even more phones will get early Android betas this year". Android Police. Illogical Robot LLC. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
|This Android-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|