Android Q beta wants your input to make it better

Android Q beta wants your input to make it better
There has been evidence that the Android Q beta could hit any day now (although history would imply that the Android Q beta won't drop until Google I/O in May) but regardless of when the beta update is released, we're getting a bit more info on some new changes expected to be bundled in the update. Word has it that Google wants more input on how to make the software better.

A new leak shows that Google is planning to include a new Feedback app with the Android Q beta. Previously, any feedback users had to offer with the Android beta program would be packed into the Settings menu, but as with most other Google apps it seems that having something that can be updated through the Play Store is preferable. It's likely a matter of being able to update faster, especially since Android Q is expected to hit a lot more devices than just Pixels with this beta. 

But even better, the Feedback app will help users gather around issues that need attention. There will be three options -- Report Issue, Feature Request, and Other Feedback -- and every issue reported will be public (though any attachments will be removed in case there's any personal information.) However, Google is asking those who submit issues to do a little leg work on their own and ensure whatever bug is submitted isn't something that already exists in Android Pie. 

Hopefully, this will mean Android Q won't come up against the bugs the plagued the Pixel 3 line with Pie, but we'll have to see. 

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6 Comments

1. monoke

Posts: 1157; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Easy. Revamp the gestures. Copy Miui or fluid nav gestures if u have to. Certain apps with slide from edge menu can move to top edge portion to avoid conflict with swipe edge to go back. Ditch the ios style horizontal task switcher. Just idiotic to see one or 2 apps at a time, all the swiping to find that one app, u kidding me. Go back to vertical carousel of oreo. It's quick and efficient. Doesn't need changing.

2. Sparkxster

Posts: 1213; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

I agree with everything you said except they should give an option to use horizontal or vertical task switcher.

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Tiled recent apps of MIUI is sweet. Google should copy that.

4. monoke

Posts: 1157; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Yeah that's even better. I've noticed it shows about 4 apps at once soon as u open the task panel. Makes a lot of sense. Anything but the ios horizontal style. Looks pretty but it's ineffecient in comparison.

5. Khyron

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

HTC sense had an awesome reccents app task switcher

6. KingSam

Posts: 1425; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

The vertical carousel is nice. A swipe up from the bottom with a nice animation of the apps floating in from the bottom of the screen would be epic.

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