Google Pixel 2 Caught Running Android Q: Developer Preview Upcoming?

Anita - Mar 13, 2019

Google Pixel 2 Caught Running Android Q: Developer Preview Upcoming?

A Geekbench listing has just appeared revealing a Google Pixel 2 device running the next Android version dubbed Android Q.

The tech giant, Google will introduce the first developer preview of its upcoming Android version dubbed as Android Q for the Pixel smartphones soon. Although Google has not revealed the exact launch date yet, the Pixel 2 device which runs Android Q has appeared on the listing of Geekbench.

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According to the listing on Geekbench, Google actually plans to introduce its first developer preview of Android Q very early. It is known that in 2018, the company launched its first developer preview of Android P for the Pixel devices on 7 March. The new preview will be available for Pixel devices for at least some weeks. This year’s Android Q Beta is expected to be unveiled during Google’s I/O conference 2019 taking place from 7 May to 9 May this year at the Mountain View-based Shoreline Amphitheater. Illiyan Malchev, an Android developer, recently uncovered in a radio programme called Android Developers Backstage that this year’s beta program is expected to have a huge number of Android devices than that in the 2018’s Android P Beta Program.

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Taking a look at the listing of Geekbench, the Google Pixel 2 with Android Q gained 1,856 scores and 6,307 scores in single-core and multi-core tests, respectively. Both the score results are mostly similar to the smartphone’s average points on Geekbench benchmark. The new Android version is expected to have various new features comprising of a dark mode across the entire OS. While LCD display smartphones will not be supported with this mode, it is able to help slightly improve the battery life on smartphones with OLED displays. Also, the Android Q will feature an improved system of permissions. Instead of giving permissions on a long-term basis, users are likely to give permissions to run an application while active. Additionally, some Android Q’s other possible highlights are the desktop mode, supporting screen recording, and improve facial unlock feature.


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