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Android Q Beta 5 brings more control over lockscreen notifications

Every major Android update changes the way notifications work in several ways, but those of us who follow Beta revisions to the OS know Google experiments with even more temporary modifications before settling on a final version. We've already covered the new naming, grouping, and snoozing features for notifications in Android Q Beta 5, but another aspect has been tweaked as well: lockscreen notifications.

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Android Q Beta 5 notifications: Silent alerts now grouped, snooze button is optional, and more

We're getting close to the finish line for Android Q, so Beta 5 (understandably) doesn't have many major changes. However, Google is sneaking in a few updates to notification management before the final Q release, including even more alterations to how snoozing works.

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Everyone can now mirror notifications between their Android phone and Windows 10 PC

Microsoft's been toying with the idea of mirroring your phone's notifications (and more) to Windows 10 for quite a while. The feature was previously present for beta-testing folks running the so-called "insider" builds, and yesterday the company formally announced that notification mirroring has arrived for the rest of us — though reports indicate that the rollout is happening gradually.

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Plex adds server notifications in latest update

Until now, there was no way to know what was going on in your Plex server without actually opening Plex. Now, that all changes with the addition of notifications. With just a few taps, you can get pings whenever someone adds files, loads a video, and more. Although, you'll need a Plex Pass to check out notifications right now.

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Google Messages v4.4 prepares reminder notifications and federated learning, expands Assistant to attachments [APK Teardown]

As we continue to wait for things like proper spam blocking and true universal RCS support for everybody, we can still look to Google Messages to bring some new features. The latest update is testing a new Assistant integration in the attachments screen, and a teardown shows that Federated Learning is growing beyond its starting point in Gboard. There's also a hint about a reminder notification that could help us deal with messages a little more efficiently.

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Google Maps will provide critical information to people in natural disaster areas

Soon, Google Maps will provide important information to people in or near areas affected by hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods. Users will see what Google is calling crisis notification cards detailing the area of effect of the event, and presented options to share the information or their own location with others.

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[Update: It's back] Notification snoozing has disappeared in Android Q Beta 3 for some, hopefully it's a bug

The ability to snooze notifications is a divisive feature, with some (like me) using it fairly often and others at AP saying they never do. If you fall into the first camp and have installed the third Android Q Beta that became available yesterday, you may have noticed that snoozing is no longer possible.

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Notification options are easier to understand in Android Q Beta 4

One of Android's strengths has always been notifications, especially with Android Oreo's addition of notification channels. Each app can have different categories of alerts, with different levels of priority. Android Q Beta 4 is making this functionality a bit easier to understand, with the addition of colorful icons and guides.

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Android Q Beta 4 once again lets you swipe away notifications from either direction

It's Android Q Beta update day and in our fourth installment, we're looking at where the notifications go to die. Kinda grim, but it's been a point of annoyance since Beta 2, when Google established that notifications can only be dismissed when swiped one way and snoozed or managed upon when swiped the other. The good news here is that this paradigm has gone away for this update.

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[Update: Gradually rolling out to more users] Smart Replies come to more apps and automatically suggest contextual actions

We've all had to switch from one app to another to complete a particular task, whether it's opening Google Maps to look up an address you've been texted, scheduling an appointment in your calendar after receiving an email, or even looking up an artist a friend has just told you about. These are simple tasks that AI can identify easily, just like Android already does when long pressing a number or an address. We recently got tipped about the fact that Q would suggest Quick Actions directly in your notifications based on a message's content, and Google has officially confirmed Android Q will automatically recognize context to recommend the next action you're likely to perform after receiving a message, saving you the trouble of switching apps.

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