Tech Android Huawei Opens Applications for Android Q Beta Testers for...

Huawei Opens Applications for Android Q Beta Testers for Mate 20 Pro

-

- Advertisement -

During Google I/O 2019, Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) announced a global Android Q Developer Recruitment drive for beta testers, running now through June 30. Developers are invited to try out the latest Android test build on HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro and contribute to optimising and improving device compatibility of Android Q.

Interested developers may submit their applications on Huawei’s Friendly User Test (FUT) app with a HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro device. Once registered, developers may download the beta software via Huawei OTA, and are encouraged to submit feedback to Huawei throughout the test period.

Announced May 7 at Google I/O 2019, Android Q is the tenth major version of the popular smartphone platform. Designed with stronger protection for user privacy, the latest Android version introduces new security mechanisms and offers more granular controls over how data is shared between the operating system and apps.

Android Q imposes new restrictions on file access to prevent cross-app data collection. In addition, apps now require special permission to gainaccess to non-resettable device identifiers. Android Q-based devices also transmit randomised MAC addresses by default. Most apps that are not in focus also lose access to users’ clipboards on Android Q, eliminating another avenue for potential leakage of sensitive data.

The update adds features that accommodate user demands for new entertainment experiences and novel use cases enabled by new device form factors such as foldables. It also natively supports a 5G framework in anticipation of the upcoming 5G-enabled smart devices slated to arrive later this year.

During the presentation, the HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro was listed as one of the initial devices to support the Android Q Beta. Following the beta testing period, the full HUAWEI Mate 20 Series will also be among the first to receive the new Android version once it is released.

In recent years, Huawei has been working closely with Google to improve the Android platform, sharing its experience in security and performance optimisation from developing EMUI with Google for the benefit of all players in the industry. The feedback Huawei receives from developers participating in the Android Q beta test will also be relayed to Google to accelerate the development of the software.

Chris Hare
A True Tech Geek at Heart, I Started my life of being a Tech Geek at the age of 5 with the BBC Micro. Went on through most of Nintendo stuff and now a Xbox and PlayStation fan. I also leaked the information about the leaked Hotmail passwords story from October 2009 that went World Wide. I Started writing tech articles at the beginning of 2011, most of my articles are about Android phones and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and other gaming news. When Chris has free time its with the family.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Stay connected

7,124FansLike
9,357FollowersFollow
27,500SubscribersSubscribe

LATEST REVIEWS

Review: Beyond Blue

It is not everyday where a video game that caught you by surprise and completely won you over has a mirror version...

Review: Cyberpunk 2077 Limited Edition Xbox One Wireless Controller

So far everything about Cyberpunk 2077 has my attention, from the marketing and trailers, to the social media promotions and the incredible...

Review: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

It's been a long time since Nintendo released a trio of special JRPG on the Nintendo Wii. One of the games, Xenoblade Chronicles, was...

Review: Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath

NetherRealm Studios accomplished something very special with Mortal Kombat on it’s original release. It had taken everything it had learned from Mortal...

Review: Steelseries Arctis 1 Wireless Headset

Here is our review of the Arctis 1 Wireless Headset from Steelseries.

Review: Roccat Kain 120 Aimo Mouse

Here is our review of the Roccat Kain 120 Aimo Mouse. The Kain has...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you