Resource XDA Developers managed to get on the Google Pixel 3 XL to upgrade to the next major version of Android with index Q. Thanks to this become aware of some features that will appear in the official release of the system.
Dark theme appeared in the Android Pie, but it affects only the volume control, launcher, and quick settings. Android Q is expected to change more advanced design. When you activate Dark Mode in the display settings in dark mode switches the system configuration, the launcher and its options, the app «Files». The quick settings panel, change the volume and notifications will be painted in a true black color.
According to information found in the system Chromium Gerrit, a third-party application like Google Chrome will also interact with the system theme, switching execution of the program.
Option override force-dark in developer options activate dark mode in other apps: XDA tested the function to «Messages», Email and «Phone».
Redesign of app permissions
There is a new interface for issuing permits for applications, option for granting access to a specific feature (camera, location etc) only while using the app, as well as statistics on the use of the program for each of the permissions.
Changed the design of application information, including the opportunity to run the program from the settings.
XDA found in developer options force flag desktop mode with the following description: «use the experimental desktop mode with additional displays». Similar to the Samsung DeX or EMUI Easy Projection, but to test the function failed.
In the menu «Special features» two new features: Time to take action, which apparently adjusts the time display of informational messages with a choice and Time to read, responsible for how many seconds will hide the incoming heads-up notification.
- New option sensors off in the quick settings. Now it turns off all radios and triggers the «flight mode», but in the future, probably added to the suspension of the accelerometer, gyroscope, and other sensors.
- Built-in application «Files» learned to filter by file type: images, documents, audio, etc.
- Two new settings for the lock screen: one of them allows a trusted device to keep the smartphone unlocked, and the other locks the device as soon as made to Smart Lock as a trusted device is deleted from the allowed list.