Android Q: exclusive hands-on with the new features

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  • 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鈥檚 new way to deliver critical security updates, Project Mainline.
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  • The Verge
    The Verge  Month ago +645

    What do you think the Q should stand for?

  • mysecond emailatl
    mysecond emailatl 6 hours ago

    The vertical bar should come up on the right side perhaps like it does on Windows and you swipe from the right side to the left for it to come up you do the other side for the back button or a forward button to come up

  • Andr茅s Cevallos
    Andr茅s Cevallos 12 hours ago

    A lot of user new user interface tweaks have been already implemented by Samsung. Try "One Hand Operation".
    Edit: Also, automatic night mode and blue filter, routines and digital well being.

  • ImBsal
    ImBsal 12 hours ago

    Dark mode? I already have that on my Android P on Nokia 6.1 plus

  • Hemanth hy
    Hemanth hy Day ago

    Redmi note 5 pro got all the feature of Android q even this it's running in android pie... Its Amazing

  • Jacob Alderman
    Jacob Alderman 4 days ago +1

    Using android Q right now!

  • Logan Collins
    Logan Collins 4 days ago

    Google pixel is great

  • Elijah Mikaelson
    Elijah Mikaelson 5 days ago

    Samsung had dark them for ages

  • Le Saint-Louis Coiffure

    Most of the new addition already on my Keyone I mean dark theme and security features

  • Domanic Jordan
    Domanic Jordan 6 days ago

    Wow, so many things just copy and pasted from Apple....

    • Dwayne3007
      Dwayne3007 4 days ago

      Vice versa. That's tech for u

  • Mohammed Al Khafaji
    Mohammed Al Khafaji 7 days ago

    Google needs to copy Apple in Imessage and end up the messsaging apps mess

  • James marshall
    James marshall 8 days ago

    Android Q: quick nesquik duh

  • Abhilekh
    Abhilekh 8 days ago

    Finally a Dark Theme? Pie also have that same dark theme.
    Edit: except for "Slide from side of the screen to go back" feature, everything is just Android Pie

  • john chameleon
    john chameleon 10 days ago

    Allow internal audio recording?

  • KushagraPlays
    KushagraPlays 10 days ago

    Gestures look a lot like apple鈥檚 gestures..

  • S覡协L效 椰协袠
    S覡协L效 椰协袠 10 days ago

    I'm confused...did this already release? Because I have all of these features already.....

  • Del Marie
    Del Marie 10 days ago

    So like IPad OS?

  • ass
    ass 10 days ago

    Lmao android finally getting the swipe to go back which iPhone has had for years lmao

  • JaMrOcK PoWeR
    JaMrOcK PoWeR 10 days ago

    folders in app draw when?

  • rashid ahamed
    rashid ahamed 10 days ago

    I really don't see anything new

  • Cine Decodificado
    Cine Decodificado 10 days ago

    You look like Matti haapoja (another youtuber)

  • Neeraj Pant
    Neeraj Pant 10 days ago

    I'm using these back gestures on my device using Fluid NG app and glad to see that google implemented this on stock andriod.

  • Raki Ramirez
    Raki Ramirez 10 days ago

    All I need from Android is to bring back the possibility to change wifi or select a Bluethoot device straight from the notification bar. Removing it was a BIG step backwards

  • arkansawdave1974
    arkansawdave1974 11 days ago

    Android has smashed iPhone in popularity. Why the hell would they now want to copy iPhone's swipe navigation, and what will become of Androids with navigation hard keys? This is very upsetting for me. I hope that swipe navigation will be optional for those with hard keys or those who would rather have a navigation bar.

  • Furious
    Furious 11 days ago

    Doesn't dark theme come with android Pie?

  • Tucker Estes
    Tucker Estes 11 days ago

    Is this coming to Galaxy? (More specifically the s8?)

  • HashySlash
    HashySlash 11 days ago +6

    "There's finally a dark theme."
    Meanwhile, OnePlus has been having this feature since Android Oreo.

  • European Mapper
    European Mapper 11 days ago

    Q should stand for 鈥淨uasson鈥

  • Snipa G
    Snipa G 12 days ago

    Apple still beats android on messaging people back you don't even have to leave TheXvid if your watching a video if someone texts u then u can text them while in the TheXvid app android needs to do something like that for me to like them again

  • arkansawdave1974
    arkansawdave1974 12 days ago +4

    Wow, Andoid should change their name to iAndroid. Long live Lollipop with /system root.

  • neoone75
    neoone75 12 days ago

    Oxygen OS already has dark theme and gesture navigation :)

  • matthew giddens
    matthew giddens 12 days ago +2

    What about RCS messaging?????

  • JulieDee
    JulieDee 12 days ago +3

    Dark mode in 2019? Samsung cant relate.

  • Morong juraj
    Morong juraj 12 days ago +8

    waw Google totaly riped off the gestures from iOs ...

    • Le Saint-Louis Coiffure
      Le Saint-Louis Coiffure 5 days ago

      Actually that gesture was on BlackBerry 10 and palm phone so iOS didn't reinvent the wheel

  • Yuriy S
    Yuriy S 12 days ago

    Yeah, prepaid author is right. Super low level features of android Q can't be compared with tone of super innovative features showed in iOS 13.

  • Eddy H
    Eddy H 12 days ago

    Android Qoogle.

  • PsYcootic
    PsYcootic 13 days ago

    This gestures are coming now to stock android? MIUI have this by a long time hahaha

  • thats the tea
    thats the tea 13 days ago

    android quantum. i might be wrong, but i thought it since the beginning.

  • Osama esmat almustafa
    Osama esmat almustafa 13 days ago

    Dark theme is already on Android pie

    • Ari_
      Ari_ 13 days ago

      Where? I don't see it

  • Mohd Azman Uddin
    Mohd Azman Uddin 13 days ago

    LOL. Custom android OS from manufacturer such as Xiaomi or Huawei already have that kind of nav gesture and native screen recorder. We are expecting more feature. Hmm, Google dev, you are better than this.

  • Dr. 47
    Dr. 47 14 days ago

    Android Q : new feature- Live Caption

    TheXvid: Am I a joke to you?

  • Dr. 47
    Dr. 47 14 days ago +1

    project treble?
    Custom Rom Developers : AM I A JOKE TO YOU?

    *My moto g5 had treble support*

  • Tycho van Steeg
    Tycho van Steeg 14 days ago

    I hate those gestures i Will stick to the normal pixel 3 gestures

  • Sam Heine
    Sam Heine 14 days ago

    Don't go to coffee with Diana, it's a setup

  • dawson ramdass
    dawson ramdass 14 days ago +1

    I like how all the gestures are from iOS
    and don't hate on me because i said this
    Android is always the os i will choose even though i have an iPhone

  • Cyber Gaming Studios
    Cyber Gaming Studios 14 days ago

    new feature in Android Q more feature but less battery life hen advertised lol

  • BraviaryBrendan
    BraviaryBrendan 14 days ago

    So Android now shares its Menu Bar with iOS?

  • Aashish Singh
    Aashish Singh 14 days ago +37

    Google : here's another update on Android's UI.
    Huawei : hmm....

  • Karl Tabby
    Karl Tabby 14 days ago

    MIUI lol

  • 銉忋兗銈枫儯
    銉忋兗銈枫儯 14 days ago

    That鈥檚 basically iOS

  • Max Steel
    Max Steel 14 days ago

    Copy of iPhone it work like upgraded to with help of Android they are simply making iOS in form of Android with large variety of apps

  • XAVY
    XAVY 14 days ago

    Why not 60FPS??

  • matgemini
    matgemini 14 days ago

    Quenepa The spanish lime

  • Jadson Rafael
    Jadson Rafael 15 days ago

    Does dark theme saves battery on non-oled displays?

  • Cube8
    Cube8 15 days ago

    Android O already has permissions manager.

  • bilel hudson
    bilel hudson 15 days ago

    more animation = less performance

  • Boss Brian
    Boss Brian 15 days ago +1

    and I'm here still with Android marshmallow :(

    • Philip Boye
      Philip Boye 13 days ago

      @Boss Brian lol, I've never really used KitKat so I can't tell, it's been lollipop for me since I started using android

    • Boss Brian
      Boss Brian 13 days ago

      @Philip Boye let's face it KitKat still best tbh.

    • Philip Boye
      Philip Boye 13 days ago

      I'm still using lollipop 馃槄

  • Phillip Goh Tse Soon
    Phillip Goh Tse Soon 15 days ago

    This is basically huawei... Soo i dont see anything special

  • Hendra Irawan
    Hendra Irawan 15 days ago

    What does Q stand for?

  • H C
    H C 15 days ago +1

    3:28 The subtitle misspelled Project Treble as Project Trouble 馃槀

    • AMK YT
      AMK YT 14 days ago

      it was fixed

  • TUPAI
    TUPAI 15 days ago

    That back button feature, mi note 5 pro has it from the beginning and its been a year.

  • Jana Raj
    Jana Raj 15 days ago +2

    the gesture-based bottom navigation we have in emui 8.2 itself, whats the new deal here by replicating the old in android q..... guys pls check before jump into classification differences

  • Randy Fardy
    Randy Fardy 15 days ago

    Dark theme reminds me of Ice Cream Sandwich

  • Eric McJilton
    Eric McJilton 15 days ago

    Does quiche count as dessert?

  • Double Den
    Double Den 15 days ago +2

    People With Android Oreo watching Android Q features..
    馃憞馃徑

    • ZZ H
      ZZ H 15 days ago

      Android M here 馃槶

  • Mark L
    Mark L 16 days ago

    sounds like Oxygen OS ...doesn't it??

  • SSR Studios
    SSR Studios 16 days ago

    I use a huawei

  • mohan bokde
    mohan bokde 16 days ago

    Q for quick

  • zakria mehmood
    zakria mehmood 16 days ago

    Google & Apple cooperate with CIA,MI7 & other agencies... & are concerned about security and data privacy... *LOL* It's like a lion offering you a chicken nugget from his plate.馃槀

  • SMASHER's GAMING ADDA
    SMASHER's GAMING ADDA 16 days ago

    Man MI. Did this a year earlier

  • jj nw
    jj nw 16 days ago

    i am just got an update for android pie 2 days ago. and now android q beta got released.

  • VacancyJB
    VacancyJB 16 days ago

    nothing special.

  • Tom Bachxoglou
    Tom Bachxoglou 16 days ago

    My pixel xl 2 did not change to gesture,it still has the back buttons.Any ideas?

    • Naresh Kumar
      Naresh Kumar 15 days ago

      go to setting,gesture,turn on swipe up to home screen

  • kaydude667
    kaydude667 17 days ago +1

    Imagine having live captions on PH 馃槀馃槀馃槀

  • David Ison
    David Ison 17 days ago

    I think I've had some of these features already is that possible?

  • royroiit
    royroiit 17 days ago

    Having a hearing loss: How accurate is the live caption????????????

  • Salman Haider
    Salman Haider 17 days ago +3

    Seems like we will need 8GB Rams this time. Extremely disappointed!!!!!

  • Stef
    Stef 17 days ago

    android quarter pounder

  • wroot
    wroot 17 days ago

    Swiping to the sides to go back? I just tried that on my phone and removed an article from the news list. I mean, you can alter something in the app's contents while trying to swipe on the sides to go back. So far seems not that practical. Maybe it woks better in reality.

  • Clinton Eguinto
    Clinton Eguinto 17 days ago

    MIUI Gesture on android Q not new to me.

  • BlackFlagOps
    BlackFlagOps 17 days ago +2

    What about allowing apps to capture internal Audio with Screen Capture ?

  • Planetunis
    Planetunis 17 days ago

    What about screen recorder

  • Harishankar H
    Harishankar H 17 days ago +3

    MIUI 10 already has gestures for back and home 馃槀馃槀

  • baniel
    baniel 17 days ago +6

    btw for Samsung users, that back gesture was on the One Handed+ by Samsung Good Lock 2019

  • SAAD Vlogs
    SAAD Vlogs 18 days ago +3

    Oxygen is mostly has them all!

  • 2rawww
    2rawww 18 days ago +6

    My s10 wont even download updates 馃ぃ. " cant connect to update servers"

  • hello
    hello 18 days ago

    i love these new gestures. the back swipe might cause some issues but they'll probs calibrate two back swipes: a faster swipe to go back and a slower swipe for the menu (Imo that's the most elegant way of dealing with the issue)

  • Denis Xhameta
    Denis Xhameta 18 days ago +1

    I already have this features on my p20 pro 馃檮馃檮

  • Atiif DuRRani
    Atiif DuRRani 18 days ago

    Almost copy iOS

  • VyruzX_
    VyruzX_ 18 days ago

    I like the back button and multitasking button tho there making it to ios

  • nimeni86
    nimeni86 18 days ago +1

    Android Queef

  • SHUBHAM DOIPHODE
    SHUBHAM DOIPHODE 18 days ago

    Which is that mobile?

  • Ali hassan
    Ali hassan 18 days ago

    Lol these dark theme & multi tasking tab already given in oneplus 6t in their last update.. even i used these dark 2 year back in custom rom..馃槀

  • Sagar Kalasa
    Sagar Kalasa 18 days ago

    Google and privacy.... What a joke

  • gamingstar
    gamingstar 18 days ago

    Android Q= miui 10

  • Chris Dallas
    Chris Dallas 18 days ago +1

    Android Q馃槀? Do you mean IOS 13馃槣?

  • Dr.Qazi Abdul Basit
    Dr.Qazi Abdul Basit 18 days ago

    Its a copied version of samsung One UI. Nothing new i already have most of the features especially the dark theme on my samsung update of android pie and one UI.

  • vankov_yurk
    vankov_yurk 18 days ago

    5:38 how do u know massaging address?that's spooky.

  • MaxxyM
    MaxxyM 18 days ago

    Android Quince Tarte鈩

  • Masawudu A.rahman
    Masawudu A.rahman 18 days ago

    I didn't know why android is trying to make it's UI to be like iPhone with the home and menu button , I love Android anyway and i expect unique innovation from Google,