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Why I'm liking Android Q so far


I decided to take the plunge a few days back to install Android Q to see if it solved some challenges I had with Android Pie, and it has! These are the chief things that I have found good so far:
1. From Android Pie Jan 2019 update I was getting a nearly daily "pixel is restarting" message and it had not gone away with the Feb or March patch. Android Q seems to have solved that and phone has been rock solid.
2. Airpods not being automatically recognised on Bluetooth - I've had it once but so far most times it is actually picking them up fine as soon as I put them in my ear.
3. Loving the black menus so no more jarring bright white.
4. Love the "estimated time left" on battery in top menu.
5. Seems the battery life is a bit better too but I have no good benchmark to show this.

I'm looking forward to the bubbles / chatheads messaging later on but apps will need to support it first. I do foresee some issues going forward with tighter permissions management and my rooting is still not working but I'll try that again on the weekend.

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Why I'm liking Android Q so far

I decided to take the plunge a few days back to install Android Q to see if it solved some challenges I had with Android Pie, and it has! These are the chief things that I have found good so far:
1. From Android Pie Jan 2019 update I was getting a nearly daily "pixel is restarting" message and it had not gone away with the Feb or March patch. Android Q seems to have solved that and phone has been rock solid.
2. Airpods not being automatically recognised on Bluetooth - I've had it once but so far most times it is actually picking them up fine as soon as I put them in my ear.
3. Loving the black menus so no more jarring bright white.
4. Love the "estimated time left" on battery in top menu.
5. Seems the battery life is a bit better too but I have no good benchmark to show this.

I'm looking forward to the bubbles / chatheads messaging later on but apps will need to support it first. I do foresee some issues going forward with tighter permissions management and my rooting is still not working but I'll try that... show more


 

Updated to Android Q Beta on my Pixel 2 XL phone


I decided to take the plunge seeing it was Beta 2 and I wanted to see if it cures the odd "pixel is restarting" message I was getting since the Jan 2019 Android Pie update (a few days will tell).

I do love the black OS theme throughout although the notifications menu could do with some shading to show separation of notifications. One of my apps QuickPic is reported as not supported in Android Q and won't retain its permissions and folder views, and my Magisk root manager is not creating a patched boot image file for me to use (although it reports the file as written).

I'm also seeing LastPass' permissions not working properly but I suspect some of this is due to Android Q permissions being a lot more restricted. I'm re-enabling some of these but let's give it to the May update to settle down. Upgrading without wiping can also create some issues.

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Updated to Android Q Beta on my Pixel 2 XL phone

I decided to take the plunge seeing it was Beta 2 and I wanted to see if it cures the odd "pixel is restarting" message I was getting since the Jan 2019 Android Pie update (a few days will tell).

I do love the black OS theme throughout although the notifications menu could do with some shading to show separation of notifications. One of my apps QuickPic is reported as not supported in Android Q and won't retain its permissions and folder views, and my Magisk root manager is not creating a patched boot image file for me to use (although it reports the file as written).

I'm also seeing LastPass' permissions not working properly but I suspect some of this is due to Android Q permissions being a lot more restricted. I'm re-enabling some of these but let's give it to the May update to settle down. Upgrading without wiping can also create some issues.

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Android Q: Beta 2 bringt Bubbles als neue Form für Benachrichtigungen #Android #AndroidQ #Mobilentwicklung


 

Android Q’s Desktop Mode is real, here’s your first look


You can add app shortcuts to the desktop which launch in freeform multi-windows, a feature which first launched with Android 7.0 Nougat. You can also set a custom wallpaper for the desktop. The status bar and navigation bar seem unchanged, but you have a lot more room to work with now.

It’s possible to enable this desktop mode b
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Android Q’s Desktop Mode is real, here’s your first look


You can add app shortcuts to the desktop which launch in freeform multi-windows, a feature which first launched with Android 7.0 Nougat. You can also set a custom wallpaper for the desktop. The status bar and navigation bar seem unchanged, but you have a lot more room to work with now.

It’s possible to enable this desktop mode by going to Developer Options on a Google Pixel, Pixel 2, or Pixel 3running the beta and enabling the “force desktop mode” Developer Option, then launching the activity in the Pixel Launcher using the “GMS” command from above. You’ll need to change your Pixel’s DPI before casting or connecting your phone’s screen to any external displays, though.

This certainly looks interesting and is something I'm going to keep an eye on as we hear about more practical ways this may be used. Looks like Android Q is certainly going to be bringing quite a few new interesting features. I'm also really keen on the full dark mode.

See https://www.xda-developers.com/android-q-desktop-mode/

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Android Q’s Desktop Mode is real, here’s your first look

You can add app shortcuts to the desktop which launch in freeform multi-windows, a feature which first launched with Android 7.0 Nougat. You can also set a custom wallpaper for the desktop. The status bar and navigation bar seem unchanged, but you have a lot more room to work with now.

It’s possible to enable this desktop mode by going to Developer Options on a Google Pixel, Pixel 2, or Pixel 3running the beta and enabling the “force desktop mode” Developer Option, then launching the activity in the Pixel Launcher using the “GMS” command from above. You’ll need to change your Pixel’s DPI before casting or connecting your phone’s screen to any external displays, though.

This certainly looks interesting and is something I'm going to keep an eye on as we hear about more practical ways this may be used. Looks like Android Q is certainly going to be bringing quite a few new interesting features. I'm also really keen on the full dark mod... show more


 
Android Q: Die erste Beta ist da – und zwar für alle Pixel-Geräte #Android #AndroidQ #Google #Mobile


 
Ob am Ende alles genau so umgesetzt wird, kann man bei einer Beta schlecht sagen aber hier sind schon mal ein paar interessante erste Infos.


 
Ob am Ende alles genau so umgesetzt wird, kann man bei einer Beta schlecht sagen aber hier sind schon mal ein paar interessante erste Infos.


 

Android Q will give carriers more ways to SIM lock phones - Could be anti-competitive in many countries


9to5Google noticed four commits on the Android Open Source Project Gerrit about the changes. All of the commits are called “Carrier restriction enhancements for Android Q”. 9to5Google reports that after looking at the sources, they could verify that Android Q will let carriers include a blacklist and whitelist of carriers. Starting from the soon-to-be-released version of Android, carriers will also be able to restrict the dual-SIM functionality of the device. They will be able to completely lock out the second SIM slot unless there is a verified (added in the whitelist by the carrier) SIM card in the first one.

In South Africa I think all phones are now unlocked and you can freely port your number between carriers. Most carriers (where they provide at "free" phone with the contract, have an option to claw back the pro-rata value of the phone through an early contract cancellation cost. But when I've paid for that phone I should be able to use it anywhere. Personally, I will not take any phone that is carrier locked. If I ever get another phone from a carrier I'll t... show more


 
Android Q will give carriers more ways to SIM lock phones - Could be anti-competitive in many countries

9to5Google noticed four commits on the Android Open Source Project Gerrit about the changes. All of the commits are called “Carrier restriction enhancements for Android Q”. 9to5Google reports that after looking at the sources, they could verify that Android Q will let carriers include a blacklist and whitelist of carriers. Starting from the soon-to-be-released version of Android, carriers will also be able to restrict the dual-SIM functionality of the device. They will be able to completely lock out the second SIM slot unless there is a verified (added in the whitelist by the carrier) SIM card in the first one.

In South Africa I think all phones are now unlocked and you can freely port your number between carriers. Most carriers (where they provide at "free" phone with the contract, have an option to claw back the pro-rata value of the phone through an early contract cancellation cost. But when I've paid for that phone I should be able to... show more