An early beta release of the next Android version reveals great news like dark system theme, new permissions system and PC mode.
Already now, the website XDA developers have come into possession of early Android Q firmware for Google Pixel 3, which they instantly installed on their phone to investigate what’s hiding from news.
It is worth noting that the firmware is completely free of any Google apps and Google services, so it may be supposed to be significantly more news in the official release of Android Q than this leaked release reveals.
That said, let’s take a look at what Android Q so far contains news.
Dark system theme
As rumors previously pointed out , Android Q will support a dark system theme so you avoid being dazzled in the late evening or night hours.
The function is under Settings → Screen → Dark Theme and simply changes all bright elements in the system to dark or black elements. Initially, this applies to all pre-installed system apps such as settings, items such as the status bar, navigation bar, notification panel, popup windows, and so on.
In settings, it is possible to turn dark theme on, off or on automatically according to time of day.
Under the settings for developers in Android Q, XDA developers have found an interesting feature. Google seems to be working on a feature that forces the dark system theme into apps that don’t officially support it. Google is likely to publish a so-called API so developers can easily transform their apps into a dark theme if the user chooses it in the phone’s settings.
However, it will probably take many years before the majority of apps support dark theme, so Google seems to have found a solution to make the theme dark in apps that do not yet officially support it. Facebook. However, it may well be an experimental feature that remains in the settings for developers in the final version of Android Q.
Brand new system for permissions in apps
In 2015, Google released Android 6.0 Marshmallow with a brand new and much-needed app in-app permissions, allowing the user to authorize each feature that an app wants access to.
Google now thinks it’s time to think about the system again. In Android Q you can expect a new and improved system for managing permissions in apps. The biggest changes take place in the Settings app, which makes it easier to manage permissions in apps.