All About Android Q You need to know

So, Finally Google decided to bring update to your current Android Pie with Android Q. Android Q name is not yet revealed. But, if you have some guesses, let us know in the comments. Let’s get to know some features…


  • March 17, 2019 – Android Q beta launched for Pixel series

After a good deal of leaks and rumors, Google officially launched its public beta for Android Q!

If you are interested, go to the Android Beta Program website, log in with your Google account, select the phone you want to enroll, and then you will receive an over-the-air update on your pixel device You will be able to enter it. Download and install Q.

  • February 18, 2019 – It may replace back button with a gesture

People in XDA-Developers have a new scoop on the upcoming Android Q update: Google may get rid of software back buttons in the navigation bar in favor of left swipe gestures. It is part of the continuous renovation of the Android gesture system presented with pie, which has been heavily criticized for feeling incomplete and ineffective.

Google is also experimenting with smooth and simple changes between apps, something that would be well appreciated for rocking a pixel or other gesture-based phone.


  • Built-in Screen Recording Function

It is one of the most awaited feature for Android. We know that there are a lot of apps available on PlayStore like Mobizen, DU Recorder and Omlette Arcade. But inbuilt function have it own benefit. The inbuilt feature of screen recording in this beta update of Android Q is having some fps issues. But hope they will be fixed soon. Internal Audio recording is still missing.

  • Sharing interface

We have an issue in sharing interface of our Android phones. It takes some time to open, no matter what brand smartphone it is. Finally, Google noticed it and fixed this in the upcoming Android Q. Now, the sharing interface will open instantly.

  • New Design Themes

Android Q is coming with a feature which will help you guys in changing theme colours of your whole Smartphone interface. Google is now focused on bringing features which helps users in creating their own Android.


  • More Privacy

Android Q is going to give you a new permission interface. In this new interface, you can allow an app to use your permissions only while the app is in open. No background usage will be allow. This is good for both privacy and performance of your smartphone.

  • Freeform Mode

Freeform Mode is finally here. In this mode you can use apps, in seperate windows like on your desktop. This feature will be so handy for big screens like Foldable phones which is going to rock in 2019.

When will it be released?

As of March 13, 2019, Android Q Beta 1 is out in the wild and available to download on the Pixel, Pixel 2, and Pixel 3 series. According to Google, Beta 2 will follow in early April, Beta 3 will be released in early May (likely during Google I/O), and Beta 4 will land in early June.

Following all of that, Q3 will see the launch of Beta 5, Beta 6, and the final public release.

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Abhishek Verma is a tech enthusiast and freelance tech journalist. He has been writing about technology for 4 years. He is passionate about every aspect of technology, especially Android. Abhishek’s articles have been referred by India Today, 360Gadgets, Times of India, MacRumors, AndroidPolice, AndroidAuthority, BGR, Zee News, and many more.

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