Android Q

Pixel 4 could finally have true dual SIM support

Pixel 4 could finally have true dual SIM support

Aside from having a normal and an XL model, it seems that Google isn't really a fan of having two of something. It doesn't have two main cameras nor does use the full extent of dual SIM capabilities. One of those might be changing in the upcoming Pixel 4 phone later this year and, no, it won't be the cameras. A Googler commenting on a source code change for Android Q let it slip that the 2019 Pixel will have "dual SIM functionality", which hopefully means the true dual SIM capabilities users expect these days.

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Android Q Dark Mode could save battery but it won’t matter much

Android Q Dark Mode could save battery but it won’t matter much

If there's one feature that already seems to be defining the next Android release, it might be built-in Dark Mode. Users, developers, and Google itself have all flirted with dark themes at one point or another but Android Q might be the first to bring a polished and system-wide dark mode for the entire platform. But while it does seem it bring some battery-saving benefits to the table, it might actually be for naught in the long run.

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Android Q features Face ID, app updates rollback, and background location access

Android Q features Face ID, app updates rollback, and background location access

The ball has started to roll for Android Q development and more than its dessert name, Android users are, of course, more curious about the new features it would bring. And while it’s too early in the development process to set anything into stone, some of the features gleaned from the AOSP version of Android Q do make us long for the future. Presuming all these make it to the final version, of course.

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Android Q will offer carriers more power to lock down phones

Android Q will offer carriers more power to lock down phones

If there’s one thing that hasn’t changed in decades, from “dumb” feature phones to smartphones, is that carriers always try to lock customers into their service. In addition to contracts, carriers also tend to lock their phones so you can’t use any other network’s SIM on them within that period. Of course, platform makers do their share in enabling this business practice and it seems that the next Android release, Android Q, will give carriers even more control in that regard.

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First Android Q features revealed, including Dark Mode

First Android Q features revealed, including Dark Mode

Today Android Q begins to spill, and all of its lovely insides - Android smartphone and tablet features - begin to leak all over the place. The next version of Android comes after Android Pie, and will likely be called something like Quiche or Queijadinha, or might just be the end of desserts as names altogether. Inside the first leaks of Android Q, one of the most key features appeared - finally, after long last. It's time - or might be time - for Android's Dark Mode.

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