Details about Google's next version of the Android operating system - Android 'Q' - are already starting to come out
- Details about Google's future version of Android, called Android "Q", have emerged.
- A video with a leaked, early version of Q shows some major changes for privacy controls, as well as a new "dark mode" option.
- It's still early days for Android Q, and anything can change between now and its official release.
The newest version of Google's mobile operating system, Android Pie, is just beginning to make its way onto devices this year, after being limited to Google's Pixel device following its August launch.
On Thursday, however, Android enthusiast forum XDA-Developers got a hold of an early build of Google's upcoming version of Android, called Android "Q."Given that this is still early build, there aren't very many changes that are worthy of note so far. Except for two.
Google is making big changes to the way you control your privacy on Android Q. And it's introducing the option to enable an operating-system-wide dark mode.
Dark mode makes it more comfortable to use your device in dark settings. And it helps save battery life on devices with OLED displays, which includes pretty much every premium flagship Android smartphone in recent memory.
Of course, this is an early build of Android Q and that means anything can change between now and when Google releases it, probably later this year.
Check out the two biggest changes coming in Android Q: