Google I/O 2019 is officially underway and we have already found out what’s to come from Google this year thanks to the keynote. At the keynote, Google announced several new features and one of them was the announcement of Android Q. Android Q, officially versioned as Android 10, will be the next version of Android. It will be the successor to Android 9.0 Pie. And as always, there are whole lot of changes and improvements coming to the next version of Android.
Out of all the features in Android Q, the most exciting and fan-favourite one is the announcement of Dark Theme. Yes, Android Q finally comes with a Dark Theme or Dark Mode built right inside it. Even more interesting is the fact that you can force any app inside Android Q to turn into Dark mode.
Apart from that, Android Q also brings new navigation gestures inside it. So you no longer have to use Android Pie’s Navigation Gestures which were not liked by the majority of users. With the new navigation gestures, Google has essentially adopted iPhone’s gestures. You can swipe from left to right on the screen to go back and you have a bar at the bottom for going to home or quick switching between apps.
Also, Android Q brings focus mode with which you can disable apps and they will be shown with a greyed out icon. This means that you can’t open those apps when the focus mode is turned on.
Adding to the features for Android Q is Smart Reply for more apps. Previously, you needed to have a particular app support smart reply for the feature to work. However, Android Q integrates Smart Reply right into the OS so that it works with most of the apps.
Google is also working on Project Mainline which is a way to speed up security and critical updates. For this, Google is working out on a way with which it can push updates right from the Google Play Store.