Android Police

Android 10

62

Google shares Dark Theme guidance for Material Design

During the I/O keynote, Google has finally made Dark Theme for Android 10 Q official. We've seen that change coming, but thus far, we didn't receive a word on the best practices for implementing dark themes in apps. This has changed now, as Google updated the Material Design guidelines with information on this.

Read More
26

Here are the Android Q Beta image links for third-party devices and some quirks to watch for

If you don't have a Pixel phone to get into that sweet, sweet Android Q Beta business, you've got more than a dozen third-party phones that can help you get there. But with each phone comes its own catches, so we'll patch you through to the resources you need from the OEMs.

Read More
8

Android Q heats up with a new API for monitoring device temperature

We're thankfully past the days of phones with Snapdragon 810 heating up like an oven, but managing heat is still an issue faced by nearly every electronic device. Google announced today that Android Q will have a new Thermal API, which allows apps to monitor the temperature of your device.

Read More
11

Android Q will have native support for data-saving AV1 video codec

Google is a leading member of the 'Aliance for Open Media,' a group of companies working to create a successor to VP8/VP9 (both used in WebM video), called AV1. AV1 is designed to be more compressed than VP9 while still retaining good video quality. Google announced today that Android Q will include native support for AV1, paving the way for more widespread use.

Read More
12

Vulkan 1.1 will be required on all 64-bit devices running Android Q or higher

Today's I/O news is slowing down, but that doesn't mean that cool or important stuff has dried up just yet. Last year, Google announced that it was bringing support for Vulkan 1.1 to Pie, but now the company has said that v1.1 will be a requirement for 64-bit Android devices running Q or higher.

Read More
5

Android Q Beta 3 adds location sharing reminders for background apps

Android Q already introduced a new feature that allows users to restrict an app's access to location data so it is only available while the app is in the foreground. Along with this change, a new screen was also added to Settings that gives users far more visibility of current settings and which apps have recently used this access to get your position. A new aspect of these enhancements was introduced during the Google I/O keynote that will give reminders to users when an app is accessing location while sitting in the background.

Read More
InBrief
17

Android Q is version 10, as if we didn't already know

113

Google sneaks in new navigation bar for Android Q, swipe-for-back gesture navigation

The I/O keynote is over, but there are already new features surfacing for Android Q that were only briefly brushed upon during the presentation. Beta 3 sports a new iPhone-esque navigation bar that drops the back button and replaces it with a gesture that isn't limited to the bottom of the screen anymore.

Read More
InBrief
2

Android Q will support encryption on low-end devices

5

Android Q extends Parental Controls, making them easier to set up

Google is well aware that its products are used by children, with the average age of kids receiving their first smartphone now down to eight. That's why the company has announced a whole slew of options for parents to control their minors' phone usage by putting Family Link features right inside Android Q's settings, for all devices receiving the latest OS.

Read More
Mastodon