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OnePlus 6/6T gets Android Q Developer Preview 2

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OnePlus has announced Android Q Developer Preview 2 for OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T. At the Google IO 2019, Android Q Beta was made available for 15 non-pixel smartphones that also includes OnePlus 6T. OnePlus has worked closely with Google to give OnePlus 6T and also OnePlus 6 users early access to Android Q developer preview.

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If you had installed the Android Q Developer Preview 1, this build needs data to wipe, do make sure you back up your data. Also, there are a few known issues.

Known Issues 

  1. Emergency call doesn’t work
  2. Enhanced VoLTE doesn’t work
  3. Expanded screenshot doesn’t work
  4. Low probability stability issues
  5. Application compatibility issues

Stable Version and Open Beta to Developer Preview upgrade guide—via Local OTA Update
Note: This upgrade method will erase all the contents of the phone, please be sure to backup first.

1. Download the latest ROM upgrade zip package from the specified server.
2. Copy the ROM upgrade package to the phone storage.
3. Go to Settings -> System -> System Updates -> Click top right icon -> Local upgrade -> Click on the corresponding installation package -> upgrade -> System upgrade completed to 100%.
4. After the upgrade is complete, click Restart.
5. Phone will boot into recovery mode to format user data, it will reboot again after formatting.
6. Update successful.

Developer Preview to Stable rollback guide—via Local OTA update
Note: This upgrade method will erase all the contents of the phone, please be sure to backup first.

1. Download the latest ROM upgrade zip package from the specified server.
2. Copy the Rollback package to the phone storage.
3. Go to Settings -> System -> System Updates -> Click top right icon -> Local upgrade -> Click on the corresponding installation package -> upgrade -> System upgrade completed to 100%.
4. After the upgrade is complete, click Restart.
5. Phone will boot into recovery mode to format user data, it will reboot again after formatting.
6. Update successful.

Get started on the Android Q Beta

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Android Q Features

  • Native support for foldable phone displays and 5G smartphones

Android Q is designed to support the potential of foldable devices—from multi-tasking to adapting to different screen dimensions as you unfold the phone. And as the first operating system to support 5G, Android Q offers app developers tools to build for faster connectivity, enhancing experiences like gaming and augmented reality.

  • Live Caption

For 466 million deaf and hard of hearing people around the world, captions are more than a convenience—they make content more accessible. Google worked closely with the Deaf community to develop a feature that would improve access to digital media. With a single tap, Live Caption will automatically caption media that’s playing audio on your phone. Live Caption works with videos, podcasts and audio messages, across any app—even stuff you record yourself. As soon as speech is detected, captions will appear, without ever needing Wifi or cell phone data, and without any audio or captions leaving your phone.

  • On-device machine learning for Smart Reply

This feature is now built into the notification system in Android, allowing any messaging app to suggest replies in notifications. Smart Reply will now also intelligently predict your next action—for example, if someone sends you an address, you can just tap to open that address in Maps.

android Q Google IO 2019
  • Security and privacy

Android has the most widely-deployed security and anti-malware service of any operating system today thanks to Google Play Protect, which scans over 50 billion apps every day. With Android Q almost 50 new features and changes are focused on security and privacy. For example, there is a dedicated Privacy section under Settings, where you’ll find important controls in one place. Under Settings, you’ll also find a new Location section that gives you more transparency and granular control over the location data you share with apps. You can now choose to share location data with apps only while they’re in use.

Android Q

Also, you’ll receive reminders when an app has your location in the background so you can decide whether or not to continue sharing. Android Q also provides protections for other sensitive device information, like serial numbers. With Android Q, Google will update important OS components in the background, similar to the way to apps update.

  • Focus mode

Phone screens showing new Family Link controls in Android Q.

Since Digital Wellbeing was introduced last year, it has helped people take better control of phone usage. The app timers helped people stick to their goals over 90 percent of the time, and people who use Wind Down had a 27 percent drop in nightly phone usage. Google has announced a new feature Focus mode, which is designed to help you focus without distraction. You can select the apps you find distracting—such as email or the news—and silence them until you come out of Focus mode. And to help children and families find a better balance with technology, Google is making Family Link part of every device that has Digital Wellbeing (starting with Android Q), plus adding top-requested features like bonus time, which lets your children gives that extra 5 minutes and the ability to set app-specific time limits.

 

Fell in love with Android OS from the day I bought my first Smartphone in 2013. A budding Android Developer. Love to write about Android, Tech, and Smartphones. Technology enthusiast addicted to my smartphone, I love clicking photos with my smartphone, traveling and listening to music. Currently using a OnePlus 6T and Ticwatch S.