5 things you need to know about Android Q

ByIngrid Wilhelmina 2019-05-10 1054

On May 8, 2019, Google officially released in 2019 I/O new Android Q new system. In addition to its own Pixel mobile phones that can be experienced the Android Q Beta, the ASUS, Essential, Huawei, LG, Nokia, and Xiaomi can also be experienced. A total of 12 15 phone handset brands can also be the first to enjoy the latest Beta system.

So what are the specific functional experience upgrades of the new Android Q? Let's take a look at them in detail.

Dark theme

One of the most closely focused Android Q features is "Dark mode," although Google calls it a Dark theme. The "dark theme" can be activated directly from the drop-down notification bar, and will also be activated if the save mode is enabled. Compared with the dark mode in many apps that we are familiar with, this Android Q can be said to be completely black: a pure black background, no gray at all, and on the basis of the current majority of smart phones using OLED screen, it will surely have a very positive impact on battery life.

Dark theme 

In fact, there are not many Google apps supporting "dark theme". Although many third-party apps support this mode, their interface to the system has not been broken through. The API logic of Google is to let the App know that the system has turned on the "dark theme", and the App can cut into its own dark mode without mandatory requirements for its background color.

A different "focus mode"

Android Q has a "Focus Mode" function. When this Mode is enabled, the App icon selected by the user will appear gray and no longer prompt messages. Here, the so-called "focus" is not to let the App distract.

A different focus mode

Better notification management

Notification management on Android has always been a big headache, and recent versions of the governance permission management system have solved the mess since it was launched, but the convenience has yet to be mentioned. Therefore, the function of "Bubbles", which is roughly translated as "dialog box", is realized in Android Q. The specific performance is similar to the notification in the window of samsung One UI. It can be dragged and dropped on the desktop, and messages can also be replied directly.

Better notification management 

In addition, there is a feature called notification assistant, which can provide several possible auto-reply options based on the text content of the message, and users can quickly reply with a click. This feature would be nice to use on a large scale. Although Google guarantees that the processing of the text is all handled by the local AI of the mobile phone, rather than the cloud, there is a big problem about how the content of the third-party App is involved.

Gesture replace “back" key

The previous "back", "home screen" and "recent task" buttons were all removed after the Android P upgrade. When it comes to Android Q, all that's left is a thin bar at the bottom of the screen.

Gesture replace “back” key 

The gesture logic for Android Q is simple and intuitive: tap, pause, and swipe inward from both sides of the screen for "home screen," "last task," and "return." In fact, the domestic custom Android has been used for a long time, but it is not a particularly desirable feature.

Support 5G network and folding screen

In addition, the new Android Q system still further optimizes system stability and smoothness, while putting more emphasis on user privacy, among which about 50 improvements are used to enhance user privacy protection. Of course, for the current hot 5G network and folding screen experience, Android Q has also done the underlying adaptation support.

Among them, the split opening of folding screen realizes seamless switching. With the support of Android Q, it is believed that it will play a direct role in the promotion of folding screen phones, so that the user experience of folding screen can be fully exerted.

It is worth mentioning that the new version of Android Q also improves the system update and introduces a new update mode. After OTA update, users no longer need to restart the device, but can update the system in real time.

The massive global upgrade of Android Q may be completed before the end of the year. Each manufacturer has a mass of highly customized domestic mobile phone version. But push times are less certain. It can only be carried out according to the update rhythm of each big manufacturer.

From the new Google Android Q features released this time, it is more based on the upgrade of existing features, including dark mode, new full-screen gesture control, new support for 5G and folding screen, and so on. At present, it is not realistic for the Android system to realize the large-scale upgrade in UI, manipulation and functions.

On the contrary, it is the same for the old rival iOS system, as long as it can bring more new functions to users on the basis of system stability and smoothness. Of course, I still hope that these domestic manufacturers can work harder to make these new features available to users as soon as possible.


 You may also want to read:
 Android Q: Google will probably replace the back button with a gesture - so it can be activated
  Google 2019 Preview: Android Q
 Android Q: Google tests Swipe Back gesture in the style of iPhone X navigation


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