At the annual conference for developers I/O 2019 Google introduced a new version of Android Q 10 and informed about important innovations, including the dark theme, increased privacy and many other functions.

Live Captions

One of the most interesting features in Android Q is the option of Live Captions to translate in real time any audio to text — without Internet connection. Option allows you to watch videos without sound, but will also be useful for users with poor hearing. While there is support for only English.

Dark theme

One of the most anticipated innovations Android Q 10 has been added is native support for dark themes. When the function is activated the interface will be black, which will extend the battery life of devices with OLED displays. The option can be enabled either manually or by activating the power.

The notification window

Android Q 10 will get smart replies to messages directly in the notification window, which will also have recommendations based on applications. For example, when contents of the address in the message you will be prompted to find it on the map.


Also in the Android Q 10 was improved privacy — settings menu has been added a special section with lots of privacy features. In particular, the access device location for selected applications. Also, there advanced mode for kids with the time of bedtime.


In addition, in the Android Q 10 security updates will be installed in the background via the app store Google Play without having to reboot the system. Google plans to expand the number of compatible devices from a range of manufacturers.

Other innovations

In conclusion, Android Q 10 had native support for 5G mobile networks and the emerging devices like the Samsung Galaxy Fold mode, Focus Mode to disable distracting user applications, the updated gesture controls, parental controls and so on.

Public beta testing

To accelerate the dissemination of new versions of Android Q 10 Google continues cooperation with manufacturers of mobile devices. In particular, in 2019 contracts were signed with 13 companies in the near future will start distributing a third beta version of Android Q 10 to your devices.

The testing will involve 21 smartphone models:

Pixel and Pixel XL
Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL
ASUS ZenFone 5Z
Essential PH-1
HMD Global Nokia 8.1
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
LG ThinQ G8

OnePlus 6T

Realme 3 Pro
Sony Xperia XZ3
Tecno Spark 3Pro

Vivo X27
Vivo, NEX S
Vivo A NEX
Xiaomi Mi 3 Mix 5G
Xiaomi Mi 9
Beta Android Q 10 will be available for download on the official website all registered in the beta program.

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