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Android Q Will Be Version 10, Has Face ID, Built-in screen Recorder, WPA3 Support

Some interesting info about the Android’s next version have surfaced thanks to some APK tinkering by 9to5Google. Firstly, Android Q will indeed be numbered Android 10, just like Android P was 9 and O was 8.

Android Q will also have a native support for more elaborate facial recognition, likely to natively accommodate sensors like the iPhone XS’ infrared camera, dot projector and flood illuminators. The facial recognition setup menu will be similar to that of the fingerprint scanner and will be separate from the current trusted face menu.

Android Q will also have a native screen recording – this means no more third party apps to carry out operations. There’s a new Emergency option in the power menu, alongside the screenshot, restart and power off options. Emergency will let you access the emergency dialer, which is currently accessible through the lockscreen.


The new Emergency option in Android Q


There will also be a new feature dubbed Sensor Privacy, which will allow you to disable all sensors. The purpose of this feature is a bit unclear as of now.

And finally, Android Q will come with Wi-Fi WPA3 and 5G support.

Official Date For Android Q

Google is set to officially announce Android Q during its I/O conference in early May with a system-wide dark mode and all the aforementioned new features.

The first beta builds are expected to become available around the same time as the announcement, meaning Android Q will soon be in action.

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