One thing which the Android operating system is famous for is the amazing names they have. Google has a unique and cool tradition of naming all the Android versions.
All the android versions are named after delicious food items, all are desserts. Android 1.0 had no names but the following versions had some interesting names.
Android 1.1 – Petit Four, 1.5 – Cupcake, 1.6 – Donut, 2.0 to 2.1 – Eclair, 2.2 to 2.2.3 – Froyo, 2.3 to 2.3.7 – Gingerbread, 3.0 to 3.2.6 – Honeycomb, 4.0 to 4.0.4 – Ice Cream Sandwich, 4.1 to 4.3.1 – Jelly Bean, 4.4 to 4.4.4 – KitKat, 5.0 to 5.1.1 – Lollipop, 6.0 to 6.0.1 – Marshmallow, 7.0 to 7.1.2 – Nougat, 8.0 to 8.1 – Oreo, 9.0 – Pie.
The Introduction of Android Q
Android made a long journey from 2008 to today serving the world the most and best features all around the world in the realm of smartphones. Time flies faster and here we are to witness the release of the latest Android version – Android Q.
But this time, things are different. Google finally broke the classic tradition of naming different Android versions. Android Q will get no official name.
The historic franchise finally gets the name Android 10 for the latest Q version. No dessert but just Android 10.
Finally, the time has arrived to get to a brand new Android world of Android Q or Android 10. Through the Android beta program Android 10 made its debut in the month of March in 2019.
Why is Android 10 not a Dessert?
The reason for naming this version as just Android 10 and not with any other dessert names starting with the letter Q. This is because you can see that all the Android names are named in alphabetical order.
Since this day, Google has been releasing updates on a regular basis. This version has come up with various new features that might be leaving your jaw dropped. Although, the stated features are based on rumors.
The Launch of the Beta Programs
Google has set out six out of six expected beta releases up until the present time. You can have the chance to use the beta versions if your device is supportive of the beta versions.
For this, you have to go to the official website where you will get to the official Android 10 beta device list for getting the instructions for your device. You have to be alert of the fact that some Original Equipment Manufacturers (more commonly known as OEMs) will need you to perform a factory reset on your mobile phone before you go for the installation of Android 10.
Smartphones like Pixel XL, Nokia 8.1, OnePlus 6T, Vivo X27, Sony Xperia XZ3, Xiaomi Mi 9 and some more mobile phones have the support for Android 10.
Google has publicly listed the release schedule for the beta program for Android Q or Android 10. The first release was in the mid of March. The last and final release of the Android 10 beta program was in the third quarter.
Beta 5, the release candidate, was released in the business sector in the month of July in 2019. The next release was of Beta 6 which took place in the month of August in 2019.
Let us see what are the Peculiarities of Android Q
Android 10 or Android Q is coming out with a bang. This is because of the outstanding features it is going to offer the users. These features include the following.
- The feature that managed to grab the most amount of attention is that foldable phones will support this version of Android. This will be allowing the interface of the operating system to undergo a transition smoothly and continuously. Samsung, as well as Huawei, is planning to manufacture folding mobile phones in no time. These phones will be having strong support for Android 10. These two phones are called Galaxy Fold and Mate X respectively.
- The most important and the most beneficial feature fans were waiting for so long is that Android 10 will be introducing the dark mode. From the Quick Settings menu, you can easily turn it on and turn it off.
- Well, I will be coming to the most conceivable feature that Android 10 is going to provide the users – no back button. With this, at the bottom of the screen, you will get to see the Home button along with the applications tab button.
- Gestures have been one of the most important things for the latest Android versions. Here, in Android 10 or Android Q, you need to have a piece of complete knowledge of gestures that will help you in the navigation of the phones run by Android 10. You have to swipe your fingers from left to right to go back. There are other gestures to perform other functions as well.
- Android Q is also introducing new and updated security features that will definitely include biometric security systems, the requirement of user confirmation and improved decrement of support for device licenses.
Any Official Announcements?
Google did not make any sort of announcement but rumors have said that this version of Android, Android 10 or Android Q, will be first launched with Google’s Pixel range of smartphones.
Pixel, Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 will be getting this brand new operating system. Some other sources came with the rumors that the upcoming phones of Samsung and Sony will be having this version of the Android operating system. They might be out in the market very soon in the coming weeks or months.
That was it for today. Android Q is coming with a set of revolutionary features that are going to change a life. The features, especially the dark mode and the security facilities, are definitely going to make the use of mobile phones less complicated and also make the users feel more secure about their devices.
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