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Google May Roll Out Android Q To More Users Than Ever Before

Android Q will be releasing next year

Google May Roll Out Android Q To More Users Than Ever Before

If we go by records, Google always take time to roll out its latest OS update for the smartphones and on top of that, the update is made available for only a handful of devices. But the things are going to change for good with a new announcement.

Android Q’s full-scale release is slated to be launched in later part of 2019 and during Android developer summit last week, Hung-Ying Tyan, an engineer of Google’s Project Treble team, hinted that the next Google OS update would be released for more number of devices if compared to the current scenario.

Hung-Ying Tyan said,

“We are also exploring ways to make future GSI available earlier than the release of next Android version. So you will be able to try out next Android version earlier over GSI, and at the same time, we can get early feedback from you, so the benefit is mutual. So please stay tuned for our further announcement on this.”

Tyan was discussing on GSI (Generic System Image), which is a version of Android based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). This code is used to test compatibility on Android smartphones.

Android Q

Project Treble was introduced as part of Android 8.0 Oreo and is one of the biggest changes brought to Android. Project Treble is a project initiated by Google to churn out Android updates faster to the devices, bypassing chipmakers. It was started by the company ahead of the release of Android 8.0 Oreo last year.

The announcement doesn’t imply that the users will be able to lay their hands on the Android Q preview before anybody else get it, but the move will allow the update to be available for a number of devices, which is being missed now.

To be a part of this breathtaking announcement, all the smartphone manufacturer needs to check with the GSI if it's working on the device or not.

Which Android Phone Will Get The First Android Q Update?

As known earlier, the Android Q version will be available to more number of devices on its release in 2019, but which smartphone will bag it first? It will be Essential Phone. The company confirmed the news in the recent Reddit AMA session.

Interestingly, Essential was one of the first company after Google Pixel smartphone to offer Android 9 update to its users and following the same, Android Q will not be too far for the Essential phone users.

Android Q Expected Features

1. Multi-Resume

Currently, Android offers multi-window modes like split-screen, freeform, and picture-in-picture, which offers to multitask at a time. You can run two apps with the help of split-screen option, but that too limit the use of one app when the app is in use

Android Q

With an eye on the forthcoming foldable smartphones and tablets, Android is all set to come up with the “Multi-Resume” feature. It will let the user run multiple apps and interact with them simultaneously.

2. Assisted dialing

As the name of this features suggests, it will add a given country’s code to a dialed number and will help the international travelers in calling, while cutting down their efforts in finding the specific country codes.

3. Multi-monitor support

Android Q is also speculated to support external monitor and all the screens could be used at once. A similar function is already on offer with the Galaxy Note 9 and Tab S4. This feature will help the developers and gamers the most.

4. App Warning

The app warning feature about the old apps will definitely accompany the new OS version. Earlier, Android did hint at rolling out such feature will warn the user about the apps that were developed to work on Android Lollipop or older operating systems.

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