Android already sends out notifications for estimated remaining battery life when your charge reaches a certain threshold, but Google is incorporating these estimates even further in Android Q. If you have the battery percentage in your status bar toggled on, you'll now see how long your phone thinks your battery will last in the quick settings shade. The beta build can be installed on the Pixel devices by enrolling in the Android Beta Program first.
Information about Android Q is scant at the moment, but the new mobile operating system will introduce new privacy features, support for foldable handsets, and more, Google says. With the final design with Android Q relying on feedback from the beta program and users free to offer more insight and suggestions, tearing into upcoming features and improvements ahead of their respective finalization could become much more hard. So if you are using a ride share app you can let it track your location while it's in use, but forbid the app from learning your location data when not. It is worth noting that unlike what happened with Android 9 Pie a year ago, Google is making its Android Q beta 1 available non-developers as well. In Android Q, apps can request depth data (JPEG + XMP metadata + depth and confidence map) to, say, offer "specialized blurs and bokeh options in your app", as the Android post suggests. That effectively blocks apps from tracking you in the background.
Android Q lets developer control how their apps behave on foldable screens. This data can also be used to create 3D images or support AR photography use cases.
Of course, you'll need an eligible device in order to take part in the beta.
Device location access
In May, Google will be holding its I/O 2019 conference to announce the key features of the Android Q. The successor of Android P comes with a new permission management setup for tracking location that provides users three options for apps to access device's location all the time or allow it while the app is in use or deny.
If you're using any Pixel phone though, you're set.
Google is giving developers the ability to incorporate a system settings panel right within their app, allowing you to do things like turn on wi-fi or airplane mode without ever leaving your browser. There will be a high-performance mode with low latency so that users can take advantage of stutter-free Wi-Fi connectivity while playing games, video and voice calls. What are your thoughts on the Android Q Beta 1?
Now, for the most important question: What does the Q in Android Q stand for?