Google introduced new Android

Android 10.0 from the Google Q already contains more than 50 new features and improvements

Evgeniy Opanasenko

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Google представила новый Android

Q Android is the first operating system that supports 5G

At the annual conference of developers Google I/O 2019, which was held in Mountain View, the search giant introduced a new version of the Android mobile operating system 10.0 Q, which has moved to the third stage of the beta test. Along with the Android Q Beta 3, Google revealed a new, cheaper smartphones for Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, and also spoke about new developments in the field of machine learning and software.

Android Q (Beta 3)

Android Q, which at the time of the full version will be called Android 10.0 was first announced in March 2019. The operating system is still in beta testing. According to Google, beta Android Q already contains over 50 features and improvements relating to the privacy and security of users. Google stressed that Android Q focused on innovation, security and privacy, and digital well-being.

The company added in the new version of Android, a number of useful innovations, including improved management system permit applications, which now allows you to restrict access to location or files in the background. Another notable update to the user allows applications to run on top of other apps as pop-up Windows that can be minimized into a round icon.

The company mentioned that the Android Q – “this is the first operating system that supports 5G”. Qualcomm and Google have worked together to support 5G for Android Q. Speaking of future technology, Android Q Beta 3 continues to enhance the support foldable smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy and Huawei Mate Fold X. flexible application screens will automatically switch on the expansion of the screen in the exact condition in which it was folded display.

Also, the new version of the operating system supports the dark theme, which helps to reduce battery consumption on OLED screens as well as less stress on the eyes in the dark. Android Q will support detailed management information about the user’s location. The system explicitly displays the apps and their settings related to location tracking, the user can allow specific app temporary access location (for example, to call a taxi).

Google представила новый Android

Android Android P and Q in 2019 will receive focus mode (focus mode). This is an analogue mute mode, in which, however, you can set important application, and they will be allowed to disturb the user — for example, you can enable notifications only for SMS messages.

Google представила новый Android

Update for Android will be downloaded and installed in the background

Most importantly, Google promises that Android Q get important components for the operating system in the background, similar to how Android updates the applications. This means that the “recent security fixes, improved privacy and better consistency” does not require a reboot of the phone.

Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL

Google unveiled two new smartphones in the line of Pixel, preserving the main features of the older versions, but with a much lower price. As in older versions, the main difference of smartphones apart is the size. In the Pixel 3a is mounted 5.6 inch OLED screen with a resolution 2220 x 1080 pixels and Pixel 3a XL the screen size is 6 inches. In addition, in the Pixel 3a is installed battery capacity of 3000 mAh and a Pixel 3a XL its capacity increased to 3700 mAh.

Google представила новый Android

Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL

The rest of the features of the smartphones are similar. There are 4 GB of RAM, and 64-128 GB. The processor is the flagship use a cheaper Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, used in smartphones mid-price segment.

The main camera with a resolution of 12 megapixels and front 8 MP camera and a 3.5 mm audio Jack. Both devices got a polymer body with one of three colors: black, white and purple.

One of the interesting exclusive features Pixel 3a – augmented reality mode in Google Maps which will display navigation arrows superimposed on the camera image in real-time.

Google представила новый Android

Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL

Smartphones running Android 9.0. Google also guarantees an update to Android and security patches for three years after graduation. Pixel 3a and 3a XL will go on sale in 13 countries (Ukraine is not one of them) since the presentation at a price of $ 399 for the younger version and $ 479 for the major.

Google Assistant

Google Assistant using Duplex technology Google now can not only reserve seats in the restaurants, on the phone, but also works with online services. For example, you can ask Google Assistant to book a hotel or rent a car and the assistant will do it independently, taking into account user preferences and context (e.g., vacation dates).

The head of Google, Sundar Pichai said that the new version of Google Assistant the developers managed to reduce the amount of memory required to complete the work of the assistant. This not only expands the functions of the assistant, but considerably speeds up the smartphone. In addition, representatives of Google from the scene showed that the assistant now understands the context even while simultaneously running multiple applications, but also understands when a man is dictating a message, and when it refers to smartphone without using dedicated voice command.

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Also, the user can allow the assistant to access personal information about the people and places programme to better understand the context. The new version of Google Assistant will be installed this year at the Google Pixel, support phones from other manufacturers have not been announced yet. Thus in English-speaking countries-in assistant will add support for popular functions turn off the alarm with voice command “Stop”.

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Recall that earlier we told you how to install Android 10 Q now. It was also reported that Android Q turns any smartphone into a full-fledged computer.

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