Android Q – 6 Features to Expect in Upcoming Android OS Version
App Designing Square Image Appinventiv Logo

Android Q – 6 Features to Expect in Upcoming Android OS Version

Bhupinder Kour
By Bhupinder Kour| Monday, November 12, 2018 14:10 PM |2 min read
6 Features to Expect in Upcoming Android OS Version, Android Q

While Android 9 Pie has just reached to our Android devices, the Google team has already started working on releasing the newer Android OS version. The team has begun unveiling the features that users can expect in the upcoming Android operating system, Android Q and grab their attention.

Some of the considerable features that we are excited to try our hands on, both as Android app developers and users, are:-

1. Foldable Phone Support

Just after Samsung announced its all-new foldable device, Galaxy F or Galaxy X, Google has confirmed that Android Q will support Android devices with foldable displays.

The tech giant has declared that they appreciate the idea of introducing more foldable smartphones in the Android market and provide better services to the end users.

Going with the same thought, they have introduced various new update in their battery feature, where the turned off screen  will automatically get on the battery saving mode.

This, on one side, will enable Android users to enjoy exemplary services at lower battery consumption and on the other, will encourage the Android app development companies to customize their apps and games effectively and generate higher revenue.

Foldable Phone Support in Android Q

2. Multi-Resume Feature

The multi-resume feature of Android 10 will be an upgraded version of what we have been experiencing under the name of, “Split Screen” and “Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode”.

This feature will enable the users to use all the split app screens in active mode. In other words, it won’t be like while you are interacting with an app, the other apps will go in sleep/inactive mode and will operate only once you tap on their screen again.

All the apps will run simultaneously, independent of your interaction with the other opened app screens. This will enable the present generation to enjoy working with multiple apps on their smartphones, i.e., do multitasking.

This Android Q new feature is expected to be made compulsory on foldable devices. However, it will also be available on current generation smartphones, signifying more Android customers will love to do multitasking now.

3. Warning against Older Apps

Following the Play Store’s policy update of making ‘Android 8.0’ ready apps, the Android Q will introduce the feature of warning users against older apps. This new Android Q feature will inform the user that they are installing an app based on Lollipop or earlier and that it won’t be able to employ the latest features of the smartphone.

And this way, prevent them from installing an application that won’t work efficiently on the latest Android OS and have an unpleasant experience.

Warning against Older Apps in Android Q

4. Vulkan API for UI Rendering

The upcoming Android OS, Android 10 will also use Vulkan API for delivering exemplary user experience, which is an effective low-overhead, compute and cross-platform 3D graphics API.

5. Enhanced Treble Support

Google will also work on improving the Treble compatibility with the newer Android 10 (Android Q) version. The tech giant will aid the users with the opportunity to flash GSI (generic system images) on any Android device running on Android Q and enjoy faster software updates.

6. Earlier Access to Android Q for Testing

As announced by Google team at the Android Dev Summit 2018, the Android Q update will be made available on GSI before it is available on AOSP. 

In simpler terms, the Android Q source code will be shared with the users and Android app developers for testing before the Android version officially launches. This is expected to be more significant that flashing a beta version like in the case of Android Pie and make the Android users and developers more acquainted with the upcoming Android version and thus, contribute to the faster adoption of Android 10.

Apart from these, it is also predicted that Google might launch the redesigned Android sharing menu in this Android OS version. These features, as a whole, will take the War of OS, which is right now between Android Pie and Android Oreo, to a newer level.

Hopefully, we will hear more announcements before the Android Q preview 1 release in mid-March with Android Q beta in May 2019 and Android Q release somewhere in August 2019.

Related Articles:

Continue exploring the landscape of product design with these helpful resources: android 10 release dateAndroid App Developmentandroid q new featureandroid q update
Square Image
App Designing
Vector Image
Bhupinder Kour
About The Author

Bhupinder Kour is the Content Writer at Appinventiv Technologies who loves to pen down her understanding and knowledge in simplified and engaging manner. She is an early adopter, likes to stay up to date with the latest trends in the mobile industry and add value to the organization. Besides this, she is fond of reading books, writing short stories and finding answers on Quora.You can connect with her on LinkedIn to know her views on mobile technology.

Recent Articles:
Call us
For Sales Inquiry +1-646-585-0501 For HR Inquiry +0120-6534555