Android Q Beta brings Screen Recording

Android Q Beta brings Screen Recording

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Call Screen will answer the phone when an unknown caller rings and communicate with the caller for you.

Up until now, the feature has only been available for users in the United States, but as of today, a beta version is rolling out to Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 2 owners in Canada. Windows phone users may remember that from the before-times, but now Google is bringing it to default Android.

Better late than never, Google has confirmed that improved control over location tracking is one of several new privacy features in the next version of its mobile OS, Android Q, due to appear later this year. Well, the Android Q beta arrived as a first build and we took it for a quick spin.

Have fun playing around with the new gestures in Android Q!

Google is further improving its permissions model with Android Q to make it more privacy-friendly.

If you own a Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel and Pixel 3 XL you can access this update now. This ADB command will make it so you can swipe the pill to the left to go back (making the back button redundant), swipe down to pull down the notification panel (super useful!), and lastly retain the Android Pie recent apps scrolling.

Starting with Android Q, app developers can access depth information - the XMP (a metadata standard for files) data containing depth information and depth and confidence data (map containing details of distance of objects from the camera lens) from supported hardware cameras - along with the final compressed JPEG file of the photos captured on your phone.

Android Q also gives you more control over apps and what they can access.

Google has just released the developer beta for Q, which doesn't even have a name yet.

Despite the lack of an official confirmation about the company's next-generation Pixel phones including the Pixel 3 Lite, which is slated to hit the store shelves ahead of Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, the rumor mill is churning all sorts of speculations around the company's next-generation Pixel phablet, which has surfaced online in the form of a new leak.

If you're frequently bothered by telemarketers and robot callers, Android Q wants to help with its screen feature.

The Beta 1 is only available for Pixel Devices.

The beta is aimed at developers rather than normal users, but that doesn't mean you can't install it and have a poke around anyway. Considering HMD's close relationship with Google, it's very likely that Nokia smartphones will be a part of the beta program.

  • Terrell Bush