With the discharge of Android Q Beta 5, Google introduced that they might be internet hosting a Reddit AMA, to reply to our burning questions on Android Q and nearly all the things else Android associated. That AMA occurred this afternoon, with the Android engineering staff offering enjoyable and fascinating tidbits about, amongst different issues, Android Q and what could also be coming with Android R.
Within the early releases of the Android Q beta, it was attainable, with solely a minor Settings change, to allow a helpful, constructed-in screen recording UI. Sadly, this display screen recorder was quick-lived, disappearing within the third beta, outside of a change via ADB.
One Redditor requested after we ought to count on constructed-in display recording to return, outdoors of “tremendous sketchy apps.” To this, the product supervisor for Android UI, Allen Huang, shared that display recording is only one a part of what we must always count on for Android R.
One of many hottest subjects of Android Q has been native dark mode assist. Naturally, it got here up a number of instances all through at the moment’s Android Q AMA. Extra particularly, a couple of Redditors requested about Dark Mode having the ability to be triggered routinely.
One model Google had beforehand thought-about for switching to and from darkish mode was primarily based on sundown and dawn time; however, this was scrapped on account of it requiring pretty correct location information. Permitting customers to set darkish mode based mostly on time of day is being considered, however, will apparently not be potential in inventory Android Q.
As you might know, Google has a public bug/challenge tracker the place customers and builders can share points with Android — and sure different Google merchandise — roughly instantly with Google. Nonetheless, whereas some points posted could catch traction with some public consideration, many go neglected for many months at a time or are rejected in a complicated method — this was the case for the unique request for scrolling screenshots earlier this year.