Android Q: exclusive hands-on with the new features

Android 10 Q beta 3 is available today on more devices than any previous Android beta has been available on before. Android Q has dark mode, better gestures, and an impressive new accessibility feature in live captions. Dieter Bohn visited Google for an exclusive first look at these new features and Google’s new way to deliver critical security updates, Project Mainline.
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  • What do you think the Q should stand for?

    The VergeThe Verge16 gün önce
    • Quantum

      Manolo SanchezManolo Sanchez6 saatler önce
    • Android Quick

      Freddie GreenFreddie Green17 saatler önce
    • Quinoa

      KenwolfKenwolfGün önce
    • quince

      William GuthrieWilliam GuthrieGün önce
    • +Sherkhan 7878 i think Android Q will be named Quiche or Quindim.

      Giancarlo Thomaz SenoniGiancarlo Thomaz SenoniGün önce
  • unpopular opinion: stock android is actually pretty boring and most cool features have been implemented by third parties. The only 'cool' part of pure android is the performance boost, but then you have a bland and stale OS.

    Strutting_stratStrutting_stratSaatler önce
  • Motorola's power one will also recieve this update right?

    akshay abhyankarakshay abhyankar5 saatler önce
  • android quindim

    Daniel Bedotti AmaroDaniel Bedotti Amaro10 saatler önce
  • FYI, dark theme saves battery only if you have an OLED screen, else it does not change anything.

    b8e5nb8e5n12 saatler önce
  • Huge major update, a revolution: the dark theme. Huawei is doomed if you can't have a dark theme the whole phone is basically useless. We can no longer buy Huawei phones.

    WalidWalid12 saatler önce
  • I litterly don't care for anything you just said. There basically is nothing interesting in the new android. The focus mode is stupid. If you need it that much you're just gonna be disabling and enabling it constantly.

    Ward SquidWard Squid13 saatler önce
  • already been using that gestures on my xiaomi..

    elibert jabidoelibert jabido13 saatler önce
  • The Q Should Stand For Android Quick

    Freddie GreenFreddie Green17 saatler önce
  • Android Q = Quince

    Peter WolfePeter Wolfe20 saatler önce
  • Basically alot like the Miui Global Beta.

    Tao TuhaoTao Tuhao22 saatler önce
  • Thx thrump ... Mate 20pro is out...

    Ghostina1Ghostina1Gün önce
  • This gestures for navigation are not a NEW thing.... They where implemented in many ways (identically in Huawei's skin of android EMUI) for at least a few years now. Nova Launcher has that menu thing for example and as I said before, at least on the latest EMUI the gestures navigation is identical.

    Dan NemesDan NemesGün önce
  • Im guessing huawei wont be getting this...

    Dominique Abou SamahDominique Abou SamahGün önce
  • This navigation model makes me want to switch from iphone. Just need another improve on the notifications. We need more solid notifications

    Irfan syaputraIrfan syaputraGün önce
    • lol iphone has this

      harrison couteeharrison coutee49 dakika önce
  • dangit i thought they would bring back the old button scheme without gestures. with the three seperate buttons back home and the multitasking thing

    Vita MulhernVita MulhernGün önce
  • Taking ideas from iOS, but don't like the app swicher view!!

    Siddharth GuptaSiddharth GuptaGün önce
  • Q for Queen Cake

    Collins GichuhiCollins GichuhiGün önce
  • Android is a thief. All these gestures were invented by ios in apple x. Ridiculous

    dvwLEARNdvwLEARNGün önce
  • I like dark mod.

    Million TrillionMillion TrillionGün önce
  • Hmm, most of these are already available in Xiaomi’s MIUI 10..

    enoenoGün önce
  • Android is still vulnerable

    Fasil Geek007Fasil Geek007Gün önce
  • What's wrong with you? I don't need any new super cool features, only that ares still overdue. Still no app top backup app data:(

    Pavel DvorakPavel Dvorak2 gün önce
  • Which pixel were you using for the video. The Android Q can be called Quail

    Joel DawaareJoel Dawaare2 gün önce
  • Xiaomi gestures coppied by google :)

    Abdullah HDAbdullah HD2 gün önce
  • I want faster updates! Rest is bs

    Sander AlphenSander Alphen2 gün önce
  • What? No android Q on pixel 3a???

    fabrozio89fabrozio893 gün önce
  • Is it possible to enable the standard Android "buttons" to go back, etc.?

    The Aroused EunuchThe Aroused Eunuch3 gün önce
  • ARE YOU CALLING MIUI A WEIRD KNOCKOFF😡😡

    George the creatorGeorge the creator3 gün önce
  • what if andoid reach Z..whats next?🤓🤔

    Marie KateMarie Kate3 gün önce
    • Letter - number, more numbers, more letters... there's literally an infinite amount of possibilities

      Guilherme GasparGuilherme Gaspar3 gün önce
  • Is it just me or are the majority of these features already available through Android P and EMUI on Huawei devices? My P30 has most of this already!

    Frank HartFrank Hart3 gün önce
  • I want

    Adrian EnnsAdrian Enns4 gün önce
  • Did you notice something, google is just copying Apple. 🤨

    Anirudha DeshpandeAnirudha Deshpande4 gün önce
  • So if I didn’t like the iPhone X and its gestures when I switch over to android I will still be using an iPhone… 🤦🏽‍♂️

    308snipa308snipa4 gün önce
    • yeah because gestures are the only thing that make android different? 🤦 Also you can disable the gestures and switch to buttons

      Nayan PaiNayan PaiGün önce
    • I think you can switch back to on-screen buttons if you want.

      Sai SrikarSai SrikarGün önce
  • Maybe android Q stands for Qwerty?

    Knocked OutKnocked Out5 gün önce
    • it stands for Qualcomm, sponsored by none other than Qualcomm

      thallythally2 gün önce
  • I already have those gestures on my Mate 20 pro and they are great Glad Google will implement them too It will make possibly switching to a pixel easier in the future

    Cun XuCun Xu5 gün önce
  • What’s up?! Enjoying your videos!

    Scarlett EatonScarlett Eaton5 gün önce
  • Can you give solution how to activate picture in picture mode on android Q new gesture navigation?

    asyraf al-wafiyasyraf al-wafiy5 gün önce
  • I hate how Google is trying so hard to be like iPhone. No headphone jack, notch, now gesture controls. Relax Google, if ppl wanted all that stuff they would stick with the iPhone. The whole point is to make yourself stand out, like Samsung.

    Emanuel IsraelEmanuel Israel5 gün önce
  • “Apple doesn’t innovate” - yeah guys, that’s why google admits that their style of gesture navigation is spot on and best, so year after torturing people with horrible android p gesture navigation they decided to copy finally.

    Iron boltIron bolt5 gün önce
  • Q For Quit Android It's getting boring 🥱😴😴😴

    Real NoobReal Noob5 gün önce
  • i am bored of android now 😴😴🥱🥱🥱

    Real NoobReal Noob5 gün önce
  • I don't like the new gestures I like it how it is. Why do we always.gotta change

    Ender ShardEnder Shard6 gün önce
  • I just love how there’s always this “idk it doesn’t change the way you feel your phone or use the os” ... I mean really, you want every year to have something mind blowing as a release? You can be so unrealistic sometimes. The update is here to make your life and usage easier and more comfortable and not to revolutionize the tech industry

    Dope TrapDope Trap6 gün önce
  • جميل good

    محمد العربيمحمد العربي6 gün önce
  • If Android Q doesn't bring WPS support back I'm going to iOS

    Ken ThomasKen Thomas7 gün önce
  • How much you want to bet there won't be a gesture for screenshot. OnePlus had it available on there 3T. Unless it's more to come for Google

    Furhaj KhanFurhaj Khan7 gün önce
  • I'm not that fussed by gestures. It seems like a waste of energy when you can simply tap a Home Button (physical, or otherwise) or a Back Button. Hopefully, we'll *still* have the option to revert to "Ye Olde Way!" 😉

    Wild HeartWild Heart7 gün önce
  • Only dieter who can make me watch the verge video's

    riznul amririznul amri7 gün önce
  • Would you please suggest them to add a option to change fonts......

    Hrid AhmedHrid Ahmed7 gün önce
  • That new back gesture, it's from MiUI

    Basil RasheedBasil Rasheed7 gün önce
  • MIUI/iOS gestures are king. Why are the stock android gestures taking up 5% of the display at the bottom? Please remove the navigation bar beside the navigation pill.

    Baju KemejaBaju Kemeja7 gün önce
    • Baju Kemeja I agree

      jay ejay e6 gün önce
  • damn..i'm still stucked on marshmallow

    MovieMistakesMovieMistakes8 gün önce
    • Mine is even worse: Gingerbread.

      Mii MakerMii Maker7 gün önce
  • How do u use google Assistant?

    Braden CoppersmithBraden Coppersmith8 gün önce
  • The Rotation Icon is Gone when the auto Rotation is turned off

    Kamin MibanggKamin Mibangg8 gün önce
  • One hand operation+ app comes to mind

    Drizzy AyobamiDrizzy Ayobami8 gün önce
  • Black theme looks great but why isn’t it in Maps (5:39 in the video)? That wallpaper is not very nice though and those stock icons look bland at best, what’s with all the washed out colors on the Homescreen?

    Cy TwomblyCy Twombly8 gün önce
  • The Google search bar should be removed In next Q

    SAAIISAAII8 gün önce
  • Hey google Can you make battery bar at the top more interesting to see. Like put the battery percentage in the 🔋 battery. Or make the battery change it color when it reach some percentage. Like white for 100-70 Blue for 70-50 Yellow 50-20 Red 20-1 Or You can remove the 🔋 icon at the top, and just give the batter percentage only with color inside it.

    Baju KemejaBaju Kemeja8 gün önce
  • Q will be the feature-full one.

    Helping MindHelping Mind8 gün önce
  • Features I still waiting for: per app DPI changer

    Incra MantIncra Mant8 gün önce
  • After your experience with Android Q, do you think these new gestures and navigation dock gives us more screen real state?

    Henry AriasHenry Arias9 gün önce
  • Redmi se gesture chori karke improvise kar diya

    Kavshik PanggingKavshik Pangging9 gün önce
  • most if these features are already on the google pixel

    Brad StuartBrad Stuart9 gün önce
  • Im in android 8.0.0 version planning to buy a phone that has Android 9.0.0 and now this shows up, literally i don't want to buy a new one. 😒

    Kick YamKick Yam9 gün önce
    • WebOS! WebOS! Say it with me! WebOS!

      Matthew GonzalesMatthew Gonzales7 gün önce
  • Most features are already available in Samsung One UI: Dark theme, gestures. Samsung is always think ahead of time

    RPG and Horror lover HansRPG and Horror lover Hans9 gün önce
  • Should be noted that dark theme will only save battery if you have an OLED screen. It will actually use more battery on an LCD display.

    Jared SchwagerJared Schwager9 gün önce
  • People excited about new gestures on Android Q. My 200 USD phone has them on Android Oreo.

    Harshit JoshiHarshit Joshi9 gün önce
    • Here's a cookie 🍪

      Abe EAbe E8 gün önce
  • 6:16-6:20 wtf ? ))

    Vsevolod ChapiukVsevolod Chapiuk9 gün önce
  • Did no one notice that the font on at a glance has changed??

    roperope9 gün önce
  • old feature? copy? nope we talking about stock Android btw 😎 i'm be excited

    N1427.N1427.10 gün önce
  • Rubbish gesture! I prefer the old 3-key style for it's fastest!

    McGrady LuMcGrady Lu10 gün önce
  • With new gestures navigation, picture in picture, such as TRvision and Map, doesn't work. Anyone?

    Ahren ZhangAhren Zhang10 gün önce
  • Google's iPhone that's what I think 😑

    Sohaib KhanSohaib Khan10 gün önce
  • EMUI 9 has similar gestures , dark theme and the privacy control is the same.... What did google add? only the notification for the privacy? Although the live captions are pretty nice

    Spinti89Spinti8910 gün önce
  • Google used to be better at UI design. It used to look super enticing and have a lot of functionality baked in.

    Djentstructer 5000Djentstructer 500010 gün önce
  • Am getting these swipe gestures in my Honor 9 lite......Damakka...press the like button oooye...

    Amal K georgeAmal K george10 gün önce
  • Is there any camera difference ?

    RAJ CHAUHANRAJ CHAUHAN10 gün önce
  • Blackberry 10 was far ahead of them all

    IKnow WhatimDoingIKnow WhatimDoing10 gün önce
  • I have an Android One Smartphone :- Nokia 5.1 Plus

    Aditya DuttaAditya Dutta10 gün önce
  • So google copies apple gestures

    andriodaandrioda10 gün önce
  • That back gesture in MIUI was so irritating as it would just go back when I want to view next image in my gallery. So much that it made me hate the whole MIUI. Now, Google is implementing this thing. Great!!! Why don't I see people talking about this? Weird. Learn something from OxygenOS. They know what they are doing with their gestures.

    Mahesh PrajapatiMahesh Prajapati10 gün önce
  • Only one question. Whose Diana?😂😂😂

    Ritik WalgaonkarRitik Walgaonkar10 gün önce
  • Im user huawei and oreo android 2 android behind But already have notification dark theme out of box 😂😂

    Vadim RudolfVadim Rudolf10 gün önce
  • Thanks this new UX I had been use already with my Xaiomi Mi9 . For Me Q is stand for " Quanem"

    Nget SothearithNget Sothearith10 gün önce
  • Xiaomi already adopt that gesture along ago

    WanTaps ChannelWanTaps Channel10 gün önce
  • Well no thank you, staying with the Galaxy S10+

    GosumassBGosumassB10 gün önce
    • IMO Samsung really got the gestures right. I still use Onehanded mode app for swiping left to go back, and swiping right to go to the previous app on top of the gestures. Its natural.

      Omar CCXOmar CCX4 gün önce
  • Google reading your messages, that’s exactly what I trust. Done locally Google says...Hahahaha

    John EJohn E10 gün önce
  • A copycat gestures from Apple iPhone. It’s not new...

    Jex GalletoJex Galleto10 gün önce
  • They even copy apple animation and That's a good thing

    TenemsTenems11 gün önce
  • The gesture where you store from the side might not be that good idea for people with small hands or on curved edge screens.

    Emmanuel Augustine AntomyEmmanuel Augustine Antomy11 gün önce
  • like xiomi gesture

    Riski SetiawanRiski Setiawan11 gün önce
  • dark mode for Google calendar, how is it activated? I have the latest version and it does not turn dark

    Alvaro SandovalAlvaro Sandoval11 gün önce
  • android UI still boring -_-

    Candra WibowoCandra Wibowo11 gün önce
  • My mi 8 already has those gestures . What they do is swipe from the button half brings you back and swipe from the top half brings the app menu

    Orrin JonesOrrin Jones11 gün önce
  • Lol i got dark theme in my oneplus 3t for years now

    adamtochujadamtochuj11 gün önce
    • Does it work in all apps?

      Fedir KriviyFedir Kriviy11 gün önce
  • As a guy with poor hearing, I can't wait!

    CaptainPCCaptainPC11 gün önce
  • When Microsoft releases a new Windows Lenovo, Dell and HP don't have to approve it, modify it or anything-else it. You just upgrade your OS without asking the manufacturer of your device for permission. There's no actual reason this couldn't be the same with smartphones. In the end, they are just small computers. I think it's time for Google to take drastic measures and tell hardware manufacturers they only get the official Google apps if they release hardware drivers separately and/or use standard drivers, just like "big" computer manufacturers do. Of course, Google can't just ask them to update their drivers so they definitely are compatible with the next Android versions. But it's not unusual that you can install a Windows 8 compatible driver on Windows 10. This way we would even get major Android updates directly from Google and the manufacturers can't force us to buy new devices by just not updating the old ones.

    Joe JupiterJoe Jupiter11 gün önce
  • These gestures are actually present in MIUI right now.. it's not to say that Google's late, I don't say that at all. Xiaomi has an interesting way to deal with the app drawer on each side of the screen because they also have that swipe left/right to go back. Actually, on the top half part of the screen, there is not that swipe to go back, so it allows us, users, to access the drawer and on the bottom half part of the screen, the swipes do get into function.. so that's a way to do things !

    Thomas ChaudeyracThomas Chaudeyrac11 gün önce
  • The gesture almost like on xiaomi

    Prima MahardikaPrima Mahardika11 gün önce
Android Q: exclusive hands-on with the new features