Android Q features

The Google’s I/O 2019 developer conference dates have been announced and it will be hosted by Google from May 7 to May 9 this year. At the event, Google might announce the latest Android Q version alongside a host of other Android Q new features. A new leak has hinted at some upcoming features in Android Q version like it may bring native support to facial recognition feature and system-wide screen recording tool as that present in iOS.

Though few smartphones like Huawei Mate 20 Pro managed to provide facial-recognition on their smartphone by heavily customising the Android to support, now the latest Android update may implement a facial recognition feature which means irrespective of the device Android users will get facial unlock system. A host of handset makers currently offer facial recognition, but it isn’t provided natively by Google. Android Q could change this forever. Another feature expected is the system-wide screen recording feature will let users record the activity of their screen, similar to what iPhones can do.

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Besides this, the updated version of Android will also get a new emergency shortcut, WPA3 security standard update and an improved version of notification management mechanism. XDA developers leaked these insights into the upcoming Android Q features. The leaks give us an unearthed detailed information of the Android’s next update.

It also revealed that the Android Q would to bring a new feature called ‘sensors off’ where in users will be able to turn off accelerometer, gyroscope similar to what Airplane mode tool does. The screen lock will supposedly get two new options, the Smartlock will enable the device to remain awake for some time but won’t allow you to unlock the device, once you have locked it while the other feature will lock the smartphone when the last device is no longer trusted.

Talking about developer options, it appears that a rich catalogue of developer tools will debut with the next major version of Google’s mobile OS. Freeform windows for multi window view, ‘Game Update Package Preferences’ for choosing a graphics driver, a flag for enabling a native screen recorder and another one for viewing the current wallpaper on the always-on display are among the other new options added to the developer options. The location of certain tools and icons has also been tweaked in Android Q. Google has previously detailed additional Android Q features such as multi-resume for running multiple apps simultaneously, however, an expected timeline for Android Q’s arrival is yet to be revealed.

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