• Android Q Beta 1: Always-on Display adds currently playing song, moves battery

    2 monthes ago - By 9to5Google

    Every Android release in recent years has iterated on the Ambient Display, with Android Q today making a handful of tweaks. Currently playing media is now displayed underneath the time, while battery status has been moved to a more logical location.
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  • Stock Android Q Wallpapers & Ringtones Are Now Yours To Download

    Stock Android Q Wallpapers & Ringtones Are Now Yours To Download

    2 monthes ago - By Android Headlines

    Now that the Android Q Beta 1 release has launched, stock wallpapers and ringtones from the update are beginning to leak out online, cueing users into what they can expect with the new gadgets. There are a total of 15 wallpapers on the visual side of the equation and 65 tones in all, and those can are available for download via downloadmirror.co. Not all of those are new but each is, as might be expected, extremely well-made.
    For wallpapers , several of the returning designs are fairly obvious since they're the same landscape-style wallpapers introduced in the last generation. The...
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  • No, Of Course You Can't Use NFC Payments In Android Q Beta 1

    No, Of Course You Can't Use NFC Payments In Android Q Beta 1

    2 monthes ago - By Android Headlines

    Android Q Beta 1 was released earlier this week and eligible Pixel smartphone users can now download and test the new OS and its features on their own devices, but that doesn't necessarily mean they should. Some features are broken while others are disabled altogether, and this is the case with NFC payments as per a PSA tweeted by Android Police's David Ruddock.
    The NFC payment feature in Android Q is not bugged or broken, but instead, it has been disabled in Beta 1 because the firmware doesn't yet comply to TrustZone security standards. This is a hardware security feature baked into...
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  • Android Q's Dark Mode Breaks Google Photos, Makes It Almost Unusable

    Android Q's Dark Mode Breaks Google Photos, Makes It Almost Unusable

    2 monthes ago - By Android Headlines

    Android Q Beta 1 dropped yesterday, and many are still digging around to see what's new in this latest version of Android. However, one thing that is new, is dark mode working in more Google apps. This includes Google Photos, where it is all but broken right now.
    The entire app is in dark mode, but the text within the app is also dark, making it mostly unreadable. It also looks pretty terrible on the Google Pixel 3 XL, due to the notch and the status bar being all white. You can still see the text, slightly, but hopefully Google will update the app to show the text in white, or at least a...
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  • Android Q Beta 1 Delivers Subtle Notification Improvements

    Android Q Beta 1 Delivers Subtle Notification Improvements

    2 monthes ago - By Android Headlines

    Along with a veritable plethora of exciting and predictably buggy features arriving with the first Beta of Android Q, Google has included at least one less obvious feature that should make life easier for those who receive a lot of notifications. Spotted by 9to5Google , the notification cards contained on the pull-down shade in Android Q Beta 1 now shows users a small bell icon next to their most recent notification.
    The purpose of the tiny new alert icon seems to be fairly obvious. For users whose phones are frequently being pinged by text messages, email alerts, and other notifications...
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