"Moreover, Android security updates continue to reach more users, with an 84 percent increase in devices receiving security updates in Q4, when compared to a year before". These midrange devices will not compete with the likes of the iPhone XS or the Galaxy S10 on a technical level, but at a significantly lower price point, Google is hoping to capture a segment of the market that is now being underserved in the US.
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It also lets you control an app's access to your photos, videos, and other files.
Unfortunately, Google downgraded the front-facing cameras on both phones from a dual-camera setup to a single lens.
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"Smart Reply will now also intelligently predict your next action-for example, if someone sends you an address, you can just tap to open that address in Maps".
Citing the success of its Project Treble technologies, Google this week said that adoption of the latest Android version has skyrocketed compared to the previous version.
Android Q will be introducing Focus Mode, which is meant to help you focus on tasks without distraction. It will be interesting to see how the Snapdragon 670 handles new games in two years' time.
The camera app gets a Time Lapse feature, which has been present on iPhones (other Pixels will get this, too). Furthermore, Google will be deploying a local version of its speech recognition AI to Android smartphones, compartmentalizing speech recognition to the user's device. This includes pausing and resuming multiple apps, and enhancing the resizing of to improve performance when switching between display modes. And don't forget that opting for Android Q beta will wipe your device clean, so make sure you have your important data backed up safe before updating. They'll also be available through Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular, as well as Google Fi.
The search giant announced the new phones at its I/O conference in Mountain View, California.