Android Q beta is here!

Android Q beta

Google’s next technological advancement has arrived in the form of Android Q. In its early beta, the latest recurrence of popular operating systems promises piles of new features with a primary spotlight on mobile photography.

As it is detailed on the official Android Developers Blog, Android Q beta 1 is now available for beginners with simultaneous preview SDK for developers.

There are several security features and additional privacy features for Android Q users, enhancements for foldables, new media codecs,new APIs for connectivity, and camera capabilities, NNAPI extensions, Vulkan 1.1 support, faster app startup, and much more.

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One of Nifty’s new features is development in foldables. Since foldable smartphones are next-in-line in flagship devices, Android Q has been added to support them and provides additional enhancements for an uninterrupted two-screen or multi-screen experience.

Another striking feature is the Dynamic Depth for a camera. This allows the app to request JPEG + Dynamic Depth image for the Bokeh effect, letting developers to create apps that basically offer blur effects natvely.

Capacity can also be used to create 3D images in the future or to support AR photography use-cases.

However, beta is supported on Pixel devices, Google is hopeful to open its Dynamic Depth for other partner device manufacturers.

The official announcement for Android Q and moniker will be at Google I/O in May.