Android Q Beta 5 bug grants some apps unlimited location access, but new notification helps catch that
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 09:51:26 +0000

With Android Q, Google is focusing on privacy and battery optimizations. The new OS version makes location permissions more granular and allows us to grant them only when interested apps are in use. Contrary to this new-found privacy focus, a bug in the latest beta switches all apps that you've previously granted location access "only while in use" to "allowed all the time." Luckily, the beta also addresses this issue by sending you a notification whenever an app asks for your location in the background.

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[Update: It's here] Android Q Beta 5 to make back gesture and side menus work better together
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 15:15:42 +0000

Side menus — or navigation drawers or hamburger menus, whatever you want to call them — are a burr in the saddle of Android Q's gesture navigation system. Swiping in from either side of the screen with gestures enabled takes the user back one layer, a behavior obviously at odds with menus meant to be accessed by the same action.

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Android Q Beta 5 brings more control over lockscreen notifications
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 13:33:37 +0000

Every major Android update changes the way notifications work in several ways, but those of us who follow Beta revisions to the OS know Google experiments with even more temporary modifications before settling on a final version. We've already covered the new naming, grouping, and snoozing features for notifications in Android Q Beta 5, but another aspect has been tweaked as well: lockscreen notifications.

The short version is you can now get silent notifications to show up on the lockscreen, and you can still force sensitive content to show when the phone is locked but the default is to have it only display when the device is unlocked.

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