The beta build can be installed on the Pixel devices by enrolling in the Android Beta Program first. With Android Q, the user will have the option to give an app permission to use location all the time, only when the app is in use, or never. When you get a notificaion, Android will display a little "Notification Bell" icon next to the message, alerting you that it's a brand new notification.
Portrait photos are all the rage these days, and in Android Q, Google's taking them to another level with a feature called "dynamic depth". This means that app makers, including those behind the stock camera apps of phones running Android Q, can create new bokeh blur effects, 3D photos, and AR experiences more easily than before.
Here's a closer look at what this Android Q release delivers, how to get it, and when we can expect additional updates. As part of its work in Project Strobe, Google is adding a number of new privacy and security features to Android Q. These include more control over when apps can get your location information, more control over apps' ability to access private data like photos and videos, and a new blocker on apps launching foreground activities from a background task (which often interrupts what you're now doing in another app). The SDK, named SWAnalytics, is integrated into seemingly innocent Android applications published on major third party Chinese app stores. Unlike the previous Android built, this new Android Q preview update can be received over-the-air. Google says users will be able to toggle on a "low latency mode" which would be beneficial for "real-time-gaming" and "active voice calls". The images are posted on this page on the Android developer site. In the video department, Android Q will make it easier for apps to figure out the video rendering capabilities of an Android device. As always, those with Google's own Pixel phones are first in line to get a taste of the as-yet-unnamed OS upgrade, which is likely to be a centerpiece of the company's announcements at Google I/O 2019 later this year.
The malware's command and control server runs an off-the-shelf install of Parse Server, an open source version of the Parse Backend mobile app infrastructure software.
Other changes in Android Q relate to new form-factors.
The first campaign has been dubbed SimBad because most of the infected apps are simulator games and so far this mobile adware campaign already has 147m downloads across 210 infected apps on the Google Play Store.