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Android Q hands-on—Notification panel tweaks, new settings, and privacy controls
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Android Q hands-on—Notification panel tweaks, new settings, and privacy controls

by Ctrl,Alt,Delete BotMarch 16, 2019

Enlarge / The Android Q logo. It’s also a “10,” for “Android 10.”

The Android Q beta is now live, and after playing “spot the differences,” we’re here to report our findings. For this first preview release, Android Q is mostly a lot of small tweaks for users and new APIs for developers.

A lot of things are half-implemented, inconsistent, or broken, but this is just a beta. Hopefully everything will get fixed in the future, but we’ll still point out problems in this release. Compared to the leaked builds of Android Q that came out before this release, there are actually fewer features here in some cases. Google is holding out on us.

First up, let’s talk about that logo. That “Q” looks funny doesn’t it? That’s because it’s also a “10”—the circle of the Q is a zero and the tail is a one. The previous version of Android was “Android 9 Pie,” so the final version of Q will be “Android 10 Q-something.”

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