Android Q: exclusive hands-on with the new features

  • Published on May 7, 2019
  • Android 10 Q beta 3 is available today on more devices than any previous Android beta has been available on before. Android Q has dark mode, better gestures, and an impressive new accessibility feature in live captions. Dieter Bohn visited Google for an exclusive first look at these new features and Google’s new way to deliver critical security updates, Project Mainline.
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  • The Verge
    The Verge  4 months ago +691

    What do you think the Q should stand for?

    • Shibby120
      Shibby120 20 days ago

      Qui-Gon jinn

    • Fei Iruki
      Fei Iruki Month ago

      Quaker oats

    • Fernando S
      Fernando S Month ago

      Android Quindim, Android Quebra Queixo, Android Queijada...

    • Louisman Sze
      Louisman Sze 2 months ago


    • Knodesant Knode
      Knodesant Knode 2 months ago

      Google always has food name on android so find a food name that stands for q

  • Daniel Rice
    Daniel Rice 2 days ago

    I prefer one hand operation +

  • Liz Bustamante
    Liz Bustamante 17 days ago

    Q should have stood for Quince Jam

  • jef lecompte
    jef lecompte 17 days ago

    Great video! Thanks.

  • HOODA Gaming
    HOODA Gaming 18 days ago

    The navigation gestures are copied from Xiaomi miui

  • TenoDaley
    TenoDaley 18 days ago +2

    The back gesture isn't new I'm using it in oreo on hauwei device. So why did he say it was new?

    • TenoDaley
      TenoDaley 15 days ago

      @Priyanshu Sahu so your saying pixel didn't have it in oreo?! Man the android world is confusing

    • Priyanshu Sahu
      Priyanshu Sahu 15 days ago

      It wasn't an Android feature it was a device feature

  • R0NNi3
    R0NNi3 18 days ago

    M excited for the update ..... 😁 Dark theme and new APIs❤️❤️💕💕💕💕💕💕

  • Martin Stoyanov
    Martin Stoyanov 19 days ago +2

    4:15 Wait! I've had this on my phone since Nougat. How is it new?

    IL MOSTRO 19 days ago +1

    Now Android and iOS are more similar than ever.

  • Keybraker
    Keybraker 19 days ago +3

    *You can just say it,* _"they straight up copied iOS gestures"_

    • black Mercury
      black Mercury 16 days ago

      The only original thing left is swiping on the side of the screen to go back but yeah it is super smooth

  • BrOmar Lifts
    BrOmar Lifts 19 days ago

    How do you turn on focus mode ?
    My pixel 3a isn't showing the option to turn on focus mode. Anyone else having this issue?

  • 2Carbon V1
    2Carbon V1 19 days ago

    Where's this wallpaper at?

  • Alexis Danel
    Alexis Danel 20 days ago

    Hahaha I wondering if we can finally disable microphone to google services itself

  • Shibby120
    Shibby120 20 days ago

    So no changes. Well. I can use dark mode to make my phone look like an Android from 10 years ago

  • pedro silva
    pedro silva 20 days ago +1

    Half of these features were ripped straight from from IOS, like the specific location use, gestures, focus mode....

  • vijay chauhan
    vijay chauhan 21 day ago

    That Android director lady lokks like a feminist material

  • Making Tech Friendly

    Privacy Settings
    *Laughs in LineageOS*

    • Elian Hidalgo Podlich
      Elian Hidalgo Podlich 19 days ago

      I know, I wanted to get lineageos once, but im happier with my pixel 3

  • Abdelrahman Wael
    Abdelrahman Wael 22 days ago

    Does anyone have a link to the wallpaper shown on the pixel in this video ??

  • Chris Razon
    Chris Razon 23 days ago

    That white bar is nice and gestures I love it!

  • Divyansh Yadav
    Divyansh Yadav 24 days ago

    We want dark theme on settings too

  • S Gill
    S Gill 25 days ago

    The gestures are the same as my Huawei, been using them for over a year already.

    PINEAPPLE Frank 25 days ago

    China main land with Google phone and VPN at the same time. Yes!

  • Ashwin Ranganath
    Ashwin Ranganath 26 days ago

    Dark mode? I used it in my yureka three years ago. Coughs *custom rom*

  • Yellow Flash
    Yellow Flash 26 days ago

    Nice ANDROID Bites dust copying APPLE . HEHEHE thats how it is.

  • Melvin Leonel Mejía
    Melvin Leonel Mejía 27 days ago

    Basically not many features I have been seen that same launcher for the last 3 YEARS

  • RH Robin
    RH Robin 28 days ago

    Location controlling in permission manager already is in MiUi ;)

  • iKiwed
    iKiwed 28 days ago +1

    I love the swipes, but I also want to see good animations.
    Mmh maybe because I come from iPhone.

  • corona407
    corona407 28 days ago

    These gestures are just clumsy and unnecessary.

  • Ed Towel
    Ed Towel Month ago

    Great video!

  • Oseans Aditya WisnuWardana

    I already have all Q features in P custom ROM and I don't feel like I'm gonna get major android update except the major screenshot update called *screenshot with notch*

  • Regular Guy Fixes
    Regular Guy Fixes Month ago

    All these updates, all these years and they still have no way to send a hq video message to another person's phone. Number 1 thing people do daily. iPhone can video and send it instantly to another person and the quality is fantastic. Android well we know why they name their phone Pixel, cause that's what you get is "pixelated" videos that are not viewable... Motorola G7 Power

  • eyewhipz
    eyewhipz Month ago

    LOL , they stole the idea of gestures from iOS

  • Saurabh Parmar
    Saurabh Parmar Month ago

    I'm using OnePlus 7 Pro, and the gestures are very easy, intuitive & fluid. Android should really follow that. Why change a simple primary method that is perfect?

  • Ali Yilmaz
    Ali Yilmaz Month ago +3

    They ditched the Android version names. It's only Android 10 from now on.

  • Chillwave General
    Chillwave General Month ago

    Use some of this features more than a year in my Xiaomi =)

  • Kakoe
    Kakoe Month ago +1

    YEs android PEE 1:11

  • Zombie Killa
    Zombie Killa Month ago

    more and more options

  • bakalem reda
    bakalem reda Month ago

    oh yes ! good doesnt copy apple

  • s0ur4pplem4rtini
    s0ur4pplem4rtini Month ago

    All that and STILL no AM/PM by the clock.

    • E Fox
      E Fox Month ago

      If you’re so disoriented with time that you need AM/PM on the tiny clock icon, then just use military time dude

  • Francis Gibbons
    Francis Gibbons Month ago

    Dieter how did you get background images on your calendar widget?

  • Negative Vizion
    Negative Vizion Month ago

    I just got Pie and now Q is coming out soon. Wish major OS updates only came around once every 2 or 3 years instead. IOS included.

    • E Fox
      E Fox Month ago

      Negative Vizion 🙄🙄🙄

  • Shane Kräuchi
    Shane Kräuchi Month ago +2

    I can change the app permissions already. I don't get how that's a "new" thing.

    • Ziggy Z
      Ziggy Z 27 days ago

      That's been available since forever. lol

  • Sterling Archer
    Sterling Archer Month ago

    The new security things are cool, but it just seems fishy that Google, who enjoys stealing data lol, would do that

    ALSAHAFI13 Month ago +1

    Q should stand for Qatayef. Arabic dessert made of sweet dumpling filled with cream.

  • Akhshay Srinivasan
    Akhshay Srinivasan Month ago

    Q stands for Question :D

  • Iyas Massoud
    Iyas Massoud Month ago


  • Dr. 47
    Dr. 47 Month ago +6

    Android Q's New Features :
    Custom Roms: Am a i joke to you?

  • ストリートホーク

    "all of this is done in the device, securely"
    Sure... Because Google has always been up front about the information they gather and she'll about you...

  • Amaan Dehlvi
    Amaan Dehlvi Month ago

    Amazing upgrade but still not there.

  • Dave Soodeen
    Dave Soodeen Month ago

    aww..huawei already has that feature.

  • Vinayak Jaiswal
    Vinayak Jaiswal Month ago +3

    Lineage os16 is better as it is trying to give update monthly

  • John Gordon Norris
    John Gordon Norris Month ago

    But. Is there going to be a 1 + 8 pro very soon?? Or a Huawei P50 pro, for even more competition worldwide?! Mmm. I just Can't Wait.

  • Sabaku no Gaara
    Sabaku no Gaara Month ago

    My s8 will most likely not get android q but I'm lucky that it has one ui. It has most of the q features.

  • Akhshay Srinivasan
    Akhshay Srinivasan Month ago +1

    Hey verge, a few suggestions to Google :
    - Need the close bar in the recent menu at the bottom ;
    - double tap on the home screen n' lock screen and ;
    - finally no stoppage of updates to its predecessors.

  • Sam Johns
    Sam Johns Month ago

    Thank christ the back swipe is coming... had to bring my Pixel 3a back to the store as it annoyed me so much on the twitter app

  • Lg Marquez
    Lg Marquez Month ago +5

    I don't like the gesture navigation I want to keep my OnePlus gestures... hopefully OnePlus doesn't take that from my OnePlus 7 Pro 😭

    • SKYE LOVER 2003
      SKYE LOVER 2003 17 days ago

      Just don't update it

    • Catalina Vargas
      Catalina Vargas Month ago

      Yeah. I love my gestures on my OnePlus 6T.
      I am worried because the journalist says that Google got an agreement with OnePlus and the other brands to use this navigation system.
      I hope OnePlus will give us the choice to remain with the default OxygenOS gestures or choose these new ones.
      The back gestures sounds like a nightmare.

  • Dasrix
    Dasrix Month ago

    Lmao I use OxygenOS and I have legit zero things to look for in android Q. Already have all these features

    • Dasrix
      Dasrix Month ago

      Besides focus mode and some minor features

  • Vinuthan Vijay
    Vinuthan Vijay Month ago

    you forgot the Desktop OS convergence support in Q

  • Muhammad Rahadiansyah
    Muhammad Rahadiansyah Month ago +2

    I'm going to unironically say that most of these features are already on Samsung's One UI. As usuall.

  • Vishal Singh
    Vishal Singh Month ago

    I already have gesture navigation, permission manager, dark mode (via 3rd party apps), quick message replies via notification 5:10