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    Android Q beta is coming to 15 Android devices


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    The next version of Google’s mobile operating system is Android Q. Every year, Google names its operating system by using food names such as Android Pie, Android Lollipop and Android KitKat. This year, Google didn’t give any code name for its 10th operating system. During the 2019 Google I/O developer conference, Google announces to release the latest version of Android Q beta to all Google Pixel including 15 other smartphones manufacturers such as Sony, Nokia, OnePlus, LG, Asus, Vivo, and Xiaomi.

    List of Devices

    Below is the full list of devices which supports the latest version of Android Q beta.

    • Asus ZenFone 5Z
    • Essential PH-1
    • HMD Global Nokia 8.1
    • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
    • LG G8 ThinQ
    • OnePlus 6T
    • Oppo Reno
    • Realme 3 Pro
    • Sony Xperia XZ3
    • Tecno Spark 3Pro
    • Vivo X27
    • Vivo NEX S
    • Vivo NEX A
    • Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G
    • Xiaomi Mi 9

    Latest Features

    Part of this beta version, Google releases new features such as the Dark mode feature which activates across the whole operating system. Other than that, Google also added iPhone-like gestures such as the back swipe and forward swipe. This means on the Android Q you can start to swipe from bottom to top same as you do in the iPhone to reach to your home screen or to view your list of opened apps. Below is the gesture which is shown by The Verge.

    Image from The Verge

    Google is also bringing its Live Caption feature to the Android Q beta. We can say this is the most impressing feature of the Android Q latest beta. Last year, Google launches Live Transcribe which converts your speech to text. This Live Caption feature is built on top of this same technology. However, according to The Verge, you might not be able to save your text as transcripts in this new feature. Below is the sample feature tested by The Verge.

    In conclusion, this is the first time, Google is rolling out its operating system to various smartphone manufacturers. This means Android Q should be pretty much stable already. We can expect Google to roll out this operating system by the end of this year. Note that, this software is for developers only. However, you can still download this software to test the latest feature. The chances you might encounter bugs is slightly high. Make sure you backup all your data before installing the latest version of the Android Q on your smartphone.

    Raaj Lokanathan
    A software engineer as a profession. A tech blogger as a passion.

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