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Google Releases Android Q Beta for Developers, Early Adopters

Google Announces Android Q Beta: Faster Apps, Privacy Boosts, and More

You can install the Android Q beta on any Pixel phone, going all the way back to the 2016 first-gen version.

While this release is available for any user with a Pixel device, it is meant for developers to test compatibility issues and iron out bugs in the new operating system.

With Android Q, you will gain the option of letting an app access your location information only while you're actively using the app.

But the developer beta will mostly showcase the changes behind the scenes, such as Android Q's souped-up privacy features and support for foldable displays; the latter will be handy given the upcoming debuts of the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X.

If you are on Android Q, you can find out how to enable the new desktop mode here.

In other permission related changes, the Access Storage permission has now been split to individual folders that includes Photos, Videos, Audio and Downloads.

Google Releases Android Q Beta for Developers, Early Adopters

Google doesn't mention it in its official blog post, but Android Police spotted for some theming options in Android Q's developer settings. We managed to get it installed on our Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL immediately after signing up. There are also new restrictions on apps launching background tasks without user knowledge, and restrictions that limit access to location data only while the app is in the foreground. However, it does also lock out legitimate apps that use clipboard data for other purposes, like passing them to a PC for seamless copying and pasting between devices.

Now, as always, while OEMs add the broads strokes of Google's new features to their Android updates, some features may vanish or be altered beyond recognition.

Android Q, which won't have a name or version number until closer to release, doesn't have any significant visual changes as we saw in Android Pie.

How can I get the Android Q beta? Google I/O is in May so there will be some more details about Android Q there. A desktop mode, allowing Android apps to run in a windowed format similar to a PC or Mac, was also present. You should be able to disable or reset your advertising ID without being tracked, and Android Q makes that possible.

The major barrier to testing the new version of Android is having the right phone in the first place. Be warned: this is unstable beta software.

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