You must have already heard that Google has released the first beta of Android’s next version. After the launch of Android Pie last year, we get our first look at Android Q. Google is referring to it as Android Q as is the case traditionally. Because the official name will be unveiled at the time of stable release. Now, this version of Android is seen mostly as a refinement from Android Pie similar to Android M after Android L.
However, it does not mean that there are no new features in Android Q. In fact, there are plenty of features in Android Q and one of the best ones, so far, is Wi-Fi sharing through QR codes. Yes, you will finally be able to share your Wi-Fi passwords without speaking them out loudly. Instead, Android Q adds the feature where you just need to generate a QR code. After that, the person trying to access Wi-Fi will scan the code and Wi-Fi will be connected.
Now, the idea of QR code generation for Wi-Fi is not new at all. Before this, the likes of Xiaomi, Huawei and others have already added this feature into their custom skin of Android. This clearly shows that Google is also looking at and adapting features from custom skins of Android. This also helps in user convenience for connecting to Wi-Fis.
In terms of security, Google has added a layer of authentication on top of this QR code sharing. Before the QR code is generated, you will have to enter your Password, PIN or fingerprint to authenticate that it is indeed your device. This helps when someone else is using our device and generates the QR code without our permission. To generate QR code in Android Q, you have to go to Network & Internet > Wi-Fi and tap on your current network