Android Q new features announced: Live Caption, Dark Theme, Focus mode, and Know more.

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As we know, Google has released the Android Q Beta 3 for Pixel phones and 15 other smartphones. The new beta brings new features to the Pixel phones, but Google also told about what to expect from the stable version of Android Q that’ll come later this year 2019 . Some of the features are already available in beta update, but more will be coming in next updates.

The Android Q beta 3 update focuses on security features, privacy and also brings a feature that a lot of users have been waiting for – Dark Theme. You can now easily enable a system-wide dark mode from the Quick Settings panel. All of the Google apps will now get a black skin (Dark Theme), including most of the User Interface elements. However, apps that do not support black skin (Dark Theme) will not be skinned. Google has asked all app developers to include a dark theme for their apps which they develops in futures.

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The company (Google) has additionally introduced a useful new feature referred to as Live Caption. this can be aimed toward users United Nations agency square measure hearing impaired. once observance a video, exploitation any app on the phone, the Live Caption feature can show real time captions on the screen. All of this happens on-device as Google has managed to bring machine learning (Artificial intelligence) to devices. It doesn’t even want a vigorous information association and you’ll do that in aeroplane mode.

The on-device machine learning (Artificial intelligence) will improve the sensible Reply feature, that is currently obtainable on all electronic communication apps. it’ll recommend replies, emojis, and links to different apps. If you get a message that has associate degree address, the feature can show associate degree possibility that might allow you to check for the address on Google Maps. The beta build will embody new privacy and security choices that may permit users to limit location chase, even in Google’s own apps developed by google like play services, docs, and plenty of additional .

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Next up, Digital Wellbeing. This feature has also received improvements and something called as a ‘Focus Mode’. This new mode will block app alerts, notifications and disable all distractions. However, you can have it not block calls or messages from important people. It also includes new parental controls, which will show parents how their kids are using the phone.  And if an app timer runs out, there’s something known as Bonus time, which will add extra minutes to an app. 

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Other features include a new gesture navigation that’s similar to what’s found on the iPhone X. There’s also system-wide bubbles for apps, which are basically Facebook Messenger-like chat heads. Google also announced that Android Q is fully ready for fold able smartphones and 5G devices.

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