Google includes two minor, but useful features with Android Q beta

Google includes two minor, but useful features with Android Q beta
Have you ever lost an icon on the home screen of your Pixel phone? There are Pixel users we know who have this happen to them several times a week. Not that it is a big deal, but they have to try to remember which app was placed in the empty spot. But Google wants Android Q to fix all of these little problems, and Android Police has spotted how this will happen with the next major Android build.

If an icon is removed from the home screen, a pop-up message will appear on the Pixel launcher that says "Item removed." On the right side of the message will be an "Undo" link. Tap on that, and the missing icon will reappear in its rightful location. Everything is copacetic once again, and life can go on.

Android Q will allow Pixel users to replace icons accidentally removed from the home screen

Android Q will allow Pixel users to replace icons accidentally removed from the home screen


According to Android Police, Android Q also will feature native screen recording. Some manufacturers include this with their Android based UI, and there are some third party apps that will also handle this task. Right now, however, screen recording doesn't seem to working properly on the Android Q beta. But hey, this is one of the reasons why you shouldn't be installing the beta on your daily driver.

When this feature is up and running, those with a phone running Android Q will long press on the power button to open the side menu. After tapping on the "Start Recording" option, a warning will pop-up to remind users that everything they view on the screen is being recorded. In other words, when screen recording is enabled, certain users will need to be discreet.

Android Q will offer screen recording

Android Q will offer screen recording

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4 Comments

1. LiveFaith

Posts: 325; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Not a bad feature on the icon delete confirmation. I've accidentally deleted icons off the home screen and just sit there like a calk at a new gate wondering why I'm having to think @ how to select the deleted app. LOL

2. matistight

Posts: 872; Member since: May 13, 2009

Sounds like it'll save you maybe 10 seconds of your life lol stop holding the apps and just click it

4. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 632; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

How about just use Nova Launcher, it locks the configuration of your homescreen by default so it's nearly impossible to accidentally delete something.

3. Mike88

Posts: 71; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

It shows how immature android and Android users are,, those are features??? Wow

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