Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Android Q to Offer System Wide-Dark Theme, New Permissions and Dex like Docking support.

Android Q

Many of us have still not received Andriod Pie on our smartphones but Google is working on the development of Android 10 or Android Q. As reported by XDA developers, they already have Android Q developer build running on a Pixel 3 device. 

Android Q Dark Mode

Having said that there are many chances that Android Q will get a system-wide Dark Mode, DEX like native docking support, and a revamped App Permissions. 

XDA-Developers confirms: "Once enabled, the Settings, Launcher, Launcher settings, and Files app all gain a dark grey tinge. The volume panel, Quick Settings panel, and notifications all turn black. Even third-party notifications like download notifications from Google Chrome are themed black."

As seen, the Dark Mode can be enabled for all the time or based on the time of the day, so that dark mode can be enabled for specific hours only. Maybe during the night only. This will help in reducing the stress on the eyes while using the smartphone during bedtime. 

Talking about the new App Permissions, it is being said that permission will be allowed to apps only when they are in use. For example is a messaging app will be granted camera access only when it is in use. The camera permission will be revoked as soon as the user exits that app.

Reportedly the upcoming Android OS will have a developer option "force desktop mode" which will enable the device to support Samsung Dex like feature. This will allow the user to connect their Android phone to a larger display and the Android OS once connected will switch into desktop mode.

There are likely more features to be added like keeping current wallpaper on Always On Display, enabling native support for screen recording by the long pressing power button. Since the build is in its early stages many features are not working now. It would be worth waiting for this new Android Q OS.  

When will you get Android Q?
As we have seen in previous years, the new OS rolls out in the month of August. Also to note, Pixel and Android One devices will be the first to receive this update later followed by other smartphone manufacturers.

What is Q in Android 10?
As we know that Google names it Android OS on some sweet dish. It keeps the new operating system name in alphabetical order as we have seen.

  • Android v1.6 - Donut
  • Android v2.0 - Eclair
  • Android v2.2 - Froyo
  • Android v2.3 - Gingerbread
  • Android v3.0 - Honeycomb
  • Android v4.0 - Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Android v4.1 - Jelly Bean
  • Android v4.4 - KitKat
  • Android v5.0 - Lollipop
  • Android v6.0 - Marshmallow
  • Android v7.0 - Nougat
  • Android v8.0 - Oreo
  • Android v9.0 - Pie
  • Android v10.0 - Q???

Can you guess the name? Do let me know in the comments box if find one.

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