Outlook On Android Q Beta Bugs, Stable Usability And Battery LifeApril 25, 2019
Although the complete name for the new Android OS, called ‘Q’, is not out yet, Google has launched two beta versions of the Q operating system for Android devices. Whether it’s Quiche or Quesito, what’s in a name? The only thing that matters is how effectual and innovative this upgrade is. The best testers have tested out the latest Android Q beta 2 launch and the opinions are a bit mixed. For some, it seems like a hurried decision but for some, mainly the developers, this update has revamped some major issues of the past and that is a great step by Google.
In this article, we have covered most of the current news and important insights the Beta 2 release has brought to the Android realm.
Latest Upgrade in the Android Q Beta
On April 10, 2019, Google had released another beta version after the initial release of Q Beta 2 but this upgrade was meant solely for the promised bug fixes. All of these bug fixes in the beta release have been made to provide ease to app developers. While the fixes might be in a smaller quantity, these changes have surely enhanced the scope and application of Android Q.
With the launch of Android Q, Google had just shifted to the option of Scoped Storage but it did not work too well in the beta version and led to a few crashes for all of its beta users. In the current update, this issue has been addressed by them and is fully improved for Android users.
Prior Changes in the Q Beta
In the initial beta release of Android Q, Google had just incorporated a major upgrade to the OS. The touch input this update offers to the users is a lot similar to iPhone’s 3D Touch. However, the development team has named it “Deep Press” as for now.
In the prior operating systems of Android, such as Oreo and Pie, the smartphones had the UI options that were only visible when you pressed the screen for more than a few seconds. However, Google has decided to change it but incorporating the feature of Deep Touch to the phone interfaces. This will have faster performance and many beta testers have analyzed that it is a bit similar to iPhone’s 3D Touch.
Some Android users are still unsure about how the Deep Touch feature will perform and whether it will provide them with the promised ease in user experience or not. These worries will only be sorted out once the Android Q is fully available in the market globally.
Android Q Beta Stability and Battery Life
It did not take Google long to release the second beta for Android Q. After just three weeks, an improved and updated version of the Q beta was launched and it certainly has fixed some minor to major issues. While mixed opinions are present about this update but let’s focus on the pros for now. The changes might look minor but most address and also fix performance and battery life issues.
Since we decided to highlight the positive bits, the newest beta release has improved usability and it has brought stability in performance to an extent. One major change is the option to change the volume of your app and the progress bar shows you the options of controlling the notifications without having to leave the app each time.
Another major change is in the app switching option that is controlled through gestures. The beta testers have not complained about it yet and have claimed that it works for them without any glitches or errors. Google has also added support for chat bubbles in the prior beta launch but it is still a worthy mention here.
Has Android Q Beta Fixed Bugs Issue?
Not many testers and developers have faced issues and bugs in the current beta as it has addressed and fixed some of the major issues but some minor problems still prevail. One issue some people have faced is that the OS is preventing users to update apps. This is new to some Android users but even if it is occurring on a smaller scale, Google has to address it soon. However, the Beta 2 release has fixed most of the prior existing bugs and errors.
Since this update is present in the beta form currently, it might not operate and function as smoothly as you want it to. However, that should not stop you from using it and analyzing every intricate feature and detail it has to offer. The final version of the Android Q will surely be more thorough and immaculate but the expected release of the next beta is in May so let’s see what other changes Google is going to bring.