Published: Wed, May 08, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Android Q steals the innovative iPhone’s gestures we love

Android Q steals the innovative iPhone’s gestures we love

So, while Google still has an very bad long way to go before Pie reaches the user numbers of previous Android versions (such as Nougat, which was installed across 19.2 of Android devices near its peak), it's clear that things are moving in the right direction.

This is another feature we've been waiting on, so Android Q continues to deliver the goods.

Credit: GoogleThe new Android Auto experience will launch this summer, and the great thing about it is that it won't require any modifications to your car's hardware. Android will communicate the latency and speed of a connection is to apps so that it will know when 5G is available.

Coupled with that improved on-device machine learning is Live Caption, a new feature targeted at deaf and hard of hearing users. With the music open, you'll see your next turn information.

The key change is a revised navigation bar across the bottom of the screen, which will soon feature a home button on the left side, and notification and voice command buttons on the right.

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A new navigation bar will allow for multitasking of sorts.

Google is also tying Chrome OS and Linux together through the file manager. Considering how often we read about and report on malware and ransomware and adware and compromised apps, this seems more like a necessity than an impressive feat. While all of our eyes will be on Android Q and Google's upcoming midrange smartphones, the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL, Google will also be taking some time to announce improvements/polishments to some of their current services, and maybe even announce some new services. With Android Q, you will always receive a notification when a device tries to access your location. In Android Q, you will have the option to share location only while data is being actively used. You'll first select apps that you find distracting and then they'll be disabled once you activate Focus Mode - until you deactivate it, of course.

Can reduce power usage by a significant amount (depending on the device's screen technology). There has also been a 27% drop in nighttime phone use with Wind Down mode.

"The new interface is built to help you get on the road faster, show more useful information at a glance and simplify common tasks while driving", said Rod Lopez, Google's Product Manager for Android Auto.

Android Q beta 3 is rolling out now, and is available on 21 devices from 12 different manufacturers.

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