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Android Q Beta 4 allows apps that can use overlays to launch background activities

Android Q Beta 4 allows apps that can use overlays to launch background activities

In Android Q Beta 3, background activities were made the scourge of the kingdom. No background app could start a foreground task. Sure, it was meant to stop any malicious developers from doing some unwanted snooping on their users' devices, but it also cuts off automation apps like Tasker from triggering their jobs. Google does allow for exceptions to this ban, but none of them have suited those apps until the company introduced a new exception to the list with the release of Android Q Beta 4: SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW.

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iOS 13 background tasks API could fix Google Photos Sync issues

iOS 13 background tasks API could fix Google Photos Sync issues

We don't live under a rock here at Android Police, so of course, we were following Apple's WWDC conference yesterday. The company announced a whole slew of intriguing stuff, including the iOS (and iPadOS 13) beta — the latest iteration of Android's competition. In it, there's an interesting addition: a new background tasks API that could allow apps like Google Photos to finally, finally, finally reliably sync without using a foreground activity.

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