Android Q Beta 6 is Out! – What’s New?

Android Q Beta 6 is Out! – What’s New?

August 13, 2019 100 By Bernardo Ryan


hi everyone Aaron here for ZolloTech
Android Q beta 6 is now out for developers and beta testers and this is
the final beta before the public release and the public release comes in q3
according to google so we’ll see that probably in late September but this
final beta brings with it finalized api’s as well as fixes and optimizations
now in the notes just so you’re aware users with accessibility needs may not
want to use this they said it may not be appropriate for daily use so keep that
in mind if you’d need accessibility features and you wanted to try this out
may not be a great idea now this particular version was not very
large as far as the download goes it’s two hundred and sixty four point three
megabytes and if we take a look at the build number it’s QPP6.190730.005 and that is on my pixel three XL now there are a bunch of
other supported devices I’ll run them down through here but if your your
particular device is not on that list then it’s up to your manufacturer to
support that so you’ll probably see android q in it’s finalized form
sometime later on when they decide to actually adapt their device for that now
we’ll go over the changes we’ll also go over some of the known issues that
Google has noted in the notes as well toward the end of the video so the first
thing is the pixel ambient display mode when you use a pixel stand is a little
bit different looking now I don’t have a pixel stand right here but I do have a
wireless charger and it’s very similar now so if you put this on a charger
you’ll see you have your time you have your date your weather and then your
charging the only thing the pixel stand adds to this is a little Google
assistant in the in the bottom right now so everything else is basically the same
so there may be a mode to switch that back and forth if you like the current
version but right now that’s what it’s going to look like in the future another
thing you may notice is on the home screen the gesture navigation bar that
was at the bottom is no longer there when you’re just on the home screen if I
swipe up and go into the app drawer you’ll see the little line is back and
it just lets you know that you can swipe up or around to use that now the
gestures have been improved quite a bit and keep in mind if you don’t like the
gestures you just simply turn them off and use the
back buttons and I’ll show you that later because there’s some tweaks to the
settings of the gestures as well now the actual gesture when you swipe up
here has changed a little bit it feels more refined and more natural you can
swipe up and hold a little bit to get to the app switcher here go down go back up
and it just feels fast and fluid no matter what you’re doing so it’s really
nice I think they’ve really refined it and of course like I said you can change
that if you hate the gestures and want to use something different but if you
love the gestures of course you can just keep them on now another change to the
UI if you press and hold the power button you’ll see the emergency button
is a little bit different now I have these buttons on the bottom because of a
tweak that I did earlier with the actual terminal commands or command prompt
depending on which device you’re using to change it you can change some of the
settings and put it down here I don’t know if that’s going to be a setting you
can toggle later on but that’s what it looks like for now but the emergency
icon is a little bit different so it’s a new icon and I don’t know that they
needed to change that but it looks different now they’ve also changed the
nitesite UI so if you go into the camera and go to nitesite you’ve got a little
moon there the interface is a little bit nicer
you’ve got your typical buttons for autofocus near-far and then you have a
little timer as well so nitesite looks a little bit different I think it’s really
nice just a little bit of a refinement to that UI now let’s go ahead and take a
look at the settings where they’ve tweets some other things now if we go
into system down here at the bottom then we go into gestures and then under
gestures if we go to system navigation you’ll see there’s a little icon here
and we can actually adjust the back sensitivity so we’re using that back
gesture it says higher sensitivity may conflict with any app gestures along the
edge of the screen so you can change this low to high this is where it was
set by default when I took a look at it to begin with so swipe back and you’re
in so if I want to change that again maybe change it to high you have to
really swipe to get it to work so it’s just a little tweak that they’ve added
and should help if you like that and again this is where I said you can
change it to the three button navigation at the bottom if you want
or go back to the gesture navigation it’s just up to you so we’ll go back to
settings then if we go back to the main page and then go to about phone if we
scroll down we have Android version if we tap on Android version we now have
Google Play system update and this is just a little bit different prior to
this it had the name of main line of module versions so they’ve just changed
it to Google Play system update a little bit of a refinement again and as far as
all the changes that’s really it there’s not a whole lot of different changes to
the UI or anything now there’s some known issues as well under the notes
there’s some apps that may not work properly including some google apps and
one of the things that may not work is in settings so if we go back to settings
and we go to the search settings at the top and we want to search for let’s say
gestures instead of showing gestures it may show the word null instead so that’s
just something that they note there’s also some issues with web view
applications not working properly and then also with manage devices that use
NFC tags not working properly and also if you’re using Android emulator and the
windows hypervisor platform you could have issues with that as well now the
Google issues that they’re having as far as their apps are concerned has to do
with a bunch of different little things so for example if we go into the Play
Store here when you go into the Play Store the screen may flash if you’re
writing a review so if you’re writing a review on one of these apps the screen
could flash also if you go into the search bar down here on the bottom on
the home screen the search bar if it’s on dark mode and you type in here and
you have white text turned on it may just show a white background so it may
not show you the text even though it’s actually there also if you’re using
Google Translate under Google Translate the tap to translate function apparently
isn’t working so that’s not working properly on Android cue beta 6 and then
also Chrome may have corrupted videos so if you’re trying to use videos in Chrome
it may have an issue and then also the first time you open the Google Play
Store it may give you an update dialog for the first time when it’s launched so
those are all the little bugs there may be some apps that aren’t working if that
you use regularly but that’s everything in Android cue beta 6 if I find anything
major of course I’ll let you know and so far performance seems okay if you
noticed when I closed that last app Google Play here there was a little bit
of a animation lag so sometimes it’s fast sometimes it’s not but overall it’s
nice I actually like the gestures they’re very playful and easy to use and
they seem really refined this time around
so performance should be good overall battery life has actually been really
good for me on beta 5 so I expect the same with beta 6 and overall I would
recommend trying it out if you don’t have accessibility issues that you need
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