Android Q’s new camera features will make shutterbugs happy

Gerald Bowen
March 14, 2019

While some of the latter will undoubtedly be interested in trying Android Q out as quickly as possible, the advice is - as always - to run beta code on a non-essential device, just in case. As well as showing ads the apps' malicious behavior includes constantly opening Google Play or 9Apps Store and redirecting to another particular application, so the developer can profit from additional installations, hiding its icon to prevent uninstallation, and opening a web browser with links provided by the app developer, enabling targeted spear-phishing on users.

Both target mobiles using Android, and exploit the mobile app development supply chain to infect devices and perform malicious actions. Until now, the firm rolled out the first preview of the Android OS to non-developers only after rolling out the second developer beta. To you get started building and testing on these new devices, we've been hard at work updating the Android Emulator to support multiple-display type switching - more details coming soon!

If you have a Google Pixel device (including the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, or Pixel XL) you can enroll it in Google's Android Beta for Pixel program to try out the Android Q Beta. There are many other features part of Android Q beta 1 and possibly more will be added in the future beta version of the platform. The Android Q Beta is now available to download on select handsets. But the Android Q Beta is meant for developers and early adopters. You'll be able to control an app's access to the Photos and Videos or Audio collections using new runtime permissions, and for Downloads, apps must use the system file picker to let you decide which downloaded files the app can access.

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Google's already working with device makers to make dynamic depth format open source, so more devices can take advantage of this feature.

The option might also be activated from within individual apps, requiring developers to make use of a new API to enable the setting. Google says users will be able to toggle on a "low latency mode" which would be beneficial for "real-time-gaming" and "active voice calls".

Android Q improves connections to IoT devices like appliances and printer. With support for Android Foldables form factor, the platform will include changes such as onResume and onPause to assist multi-resume and more. Instead, you'll need to update with each release.

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