Google released the Ninth major iteration of Android under the codename of Pie about Ten weeks ago and recently starts work on the next version of Android. The Search giant will release the Android 10 Q update in 2019, unless there is a great change in schedule.
The tenth iteration of the most popular Mobile OS in the World is going to bring some remarkable new features and AI associated refinements, according to tech analysts. With the Android 9 Pie update, Google brought many new features to improve user experience a lot.
Google has a history of naming Android versions with famous desserts, Candy and treats. However, the Search giant has a narrow choice of dessert names starting with Q.
Possible names of the next Android Version are :
The Android Q update is currently in development stage, according to the commits made by the developer team in Github. If nothing’s unusual, the Search Giant will release the Android Q first developer preview in the first or second week of March 2019. The first Beta of Android Q will arrive at Google I/O 2019 in May 2019. The official release of Android Q may take place in August or September 2019. The roadmap of Android Q development and release will be announced officially in coming days.
The Search Giant released the ninth major iteration of Android with many interesting features and new Gesture based interface which totally revamps user experience. However, We still expect that Google saved some of the major changes and new features for the tenth anniversary edition of Android. Recent evidence suggests that the API level of Android Q will be 29.
According to latest leaks, the next Android update notify users if the apps installed are designed for earlier android versions like before Marshmallow. So it seems that Google will force developers to design their apps targetting latest Android versions. So some old apps in Playstore may get changed totally.
Google may continue to implement AI associated refinements to Android with the Q update. Major refinements expected are improved Smart text selection, Autofill APIs and App actions. Digital Well being is still in beta stage and is going to live soon, according to Google. Currently three features called Dashboard, Winddown and App timer included under Digital wellbeing and we can expect addition of one or more features with the Android 10 update.
We may see some refinements to Adaptive Battery, Gesture based interface and Picture in Picture mode features in the Android 10 update. Perhaps Privacy control and Security features will also be strengthened. Google may find some sort of solution for the Android Fragmentation problem and implement it in Android Q.
Google refined Picture in Picture and Split screen features in Android Pie and added Gesture support for Split Screen. In Android Q, Google is going to implement multi-resume for split screen, in proportion to some leaks. So users can use two apps side by side concurrently in Android 10.
The Search Giant introduced the Split screen feature nearly two years back with Android Nougat to make easy multi-tasking. In later updates, speed has been improved and some bugs have been fixed, but only one window works and the other one pauses. Fortunately, that limitation may not there in Android Q because of the multi-resume function. Both windows in Split screen will work without pause, so users will get a multitasking experience. Full details about the improved Multi window feature in Android Q will be revealed after Google released the First Developer Preview.
Essential Phone (PH-1) (Confirmed)
The timeline of Android Q rollout for the above devices will be revealed in coming months.
Update on 22/1/2019 :
The folks at XDA developers caught an early build of Android Q and previewed what new features and improvements coming with the next iteration of Android. System-wide Dark theme is one of the most awaited features, coming with Android Q. The early build gives a glimpse at system-wide dark mode which is still under development. Modified app permissions which improves privacy of user and security of device is another feature of Android 10.
According to recent commits, Android Q is going to give carriers more control over their devices. The multi-sim devices running on Android Q won’t allow second-sim unless the their own sim in the first place. More details about Android Q will be revealed at Google I/O 2019 which is going to takeplace in May.