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Android Q will release this May despite low Android P adoption

Android dark mode
Android Q will reportedly have system-wide dark mode

Google annual update to the Android is widely expected to be a major release and is being called Android 10/Q. The Android 10 OS was being speculated for a while but little has been know about it until now.

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Geekbench entry that shows Android Q on Pixel
Credit: Geekbench / mydrivers.com

A screenshot from Geekbench 4.3 database shows that Pixel 3 XL has been tested with Android Q late last year. Similar reports were also seen for Xiaomi phones suggesting the limited testing has started.

Going by last years track record when Android Pie developer preview was released in March with the official version released in August subsequenly, Android Q may be released in similar timeframe.

Whats new in Android Q?

Not a lot is known, however, it is likely to have the same features as Android Pie, with multitasking, split-screen, along with multi-resume of multi-tasked apps.

Android Q is also expected to support foldable displays natively, keeping with the trend of newer devices having flexible displays.

The 10th edition of the popular mobile OS may also be the first to incorporate dark mode. Android OS traditionally uses Material Design UI which is bright and does not have a dark theme, but that may be about to change. Google did state at the Android Developer conference that dark mode may extend the battery life.

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