Android Q Brings Support For A Native Desktop Mode

Android Q Brings Support For A Native Desktop Mode


Google released the developer preview of Android Q yesterday ahead of formally unveiling the latest iteration of its mobile operating system later this year. The developer preview has revealed some of the new features that Google has been working on. A new report points out that Android Q brings support for a native desktop mode.

This won’t be the first time that a software solution has been created to provide a workstation-like experience powered by an Android device. Samsung’s DeX is perhaps the most recent example and the company even did away with the requirement to use a dock for the experience. You can hook up Samsung’s latest flagships directly to a display through the USB-C port and use DeX.

Leaked Early Android Q Build Hints At Desktop Mode

Leaked Early Android Q Build Hints At Desktop Mode

Recently the folks at XDA managed to get their hands on what is apparently an internal build of Android Q, and based on their findings, it seems that one of the features is that it might finally bring system-wide dark mode to Android. However another feature that they discovered is that Android Q could also introduce a desktop mode for Android.

This is based on the discovery of a new Developer Option called “force desktop mode”. Unfortunately details about this mode is scarce but its description reads, “force experimental desktop mode on secondary displays”. However based on its name, XDA has speculated that it could be similar to what Samsung attempted with its DeX device, or EMUI’s Easy Projection-type feature.

Bbm Desktop Beta Announced For Android Users

BBM Desktop Beta Announced For Android Users

Messenger apps used to exist heavily on computers back in the day where we had the likes of ICQ, IRC, AIM, Skype, and so on. While chat apps for desktops still exist, it seems that there is an increased focus from mobile apps to bring their apps onto desktop. We've seen this with WhatsApp, LINE, KakaoTalk, and so on.

Now it looks like BBM is next. According to a report from CrackBerry, it seems that BlackBerry will be launching the BBM Desktop beta for Android users, where basically they will be able to access BBM on their computers in addition to their mobile devices. This is incredibly convenient as it means that users won't need to keep looking towards their phone to reply messages when they are working on their computers.

Fujitsu Esprimo Fh90/b3 27-inch All-in-one Desktop Pc

Fujitsu ESPRIMO FH90/B3 27-Inch All-In-One Desktop PCFujitsu has unveiled a new 27-inch all-in-one desktop PC, the ESPRIMO FH90/B3. Powered by a 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, this space-saving desktop PC (w/ AI Assistant function) is packed with a 27-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS Full HD display, an Intel HM175 Chipset, an Intel HD Graphics 630, an 8GB DDR4 RAM and a 3TB hard drive.

Mouse Computer Daiv-dqx750u1-ps5 Workstation Desktop Pc

Mouse Computer DAIV-DQX750U1-PS5 Workstation Desktop PC

 

Mouse Computer has listed another workstation desktop PC ‘DAIV-DQX750U1-PS5' on its product page. As part of the DAIV series, this creator-friendly desktop PC is configured with a 3.30GHz Intel Core i9-7900X processor, an Intel X299 Chipset and an NVIDIA Quadro P5000 16GB GDDR5X card.

Mouse Computer Daiv-dqx750u1-sh5 Workstation Desktop Pc

Mouse Computer DAIV-DQX750U1-SH5 Workstation Desktop PC

Mouse Computer has recently launched their latest workstation desktop PC ‘DAIV-DQX750U1-SH5' for the mass market. As part of the DAIV series, this creator-friendly desktop PC is configured with a 3.30GHz Intel Core i9-7900X ‘Skylake-X' processor (w/ Mouse Computer's original water-cooled CPU cooler), an Intel X299 Chipset and an NVIDIA Quadro P5000 16GB graphics card.

Mouse Computer Mousepro-m591h Ultra-compact Desktop Pc

Mouse Computer MousePro-M591H Ultra-Compact Desktop PC

Mouse Computer hits back with another ultra-compact desktop PC, the MousePro-M591H. As part of the MousePro M series, this business-friendly desktop PC is equipped with a 2.50GHz Intel Core i5-7200U processor, an Intel HD Graphics 620, an 8GB DDR4 RAM and a 1TB 5400rpm hard drive.

Mouse Computer Daiv-dgx750h2-m2sh5 Workstation Desktop Pc

Mouse Computer DAIV-DGX750H2-M2SH5 Workstation Desktop PC

Mouse Computer hits back with another workstation desktop PC namely the DAIV-DGX750H2-M2SH5. As part of the DAIV series, this creator-friendly desktop PC is configured with a 3.30GHz Intel Core i9-7900X ‘Skylake-X' processor (w/ Mouse Computer's original water-cooled CPU cooler), an Intel X299 Chipset and a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB graphics card.

Ces 2017: Panasonic Desktop Companion Robot

CES 2017: Panasonic Desktop Companion RobotPanasonic today unveiled the desktop companion robot with human-like movements and communication skills at CES 2017. The robot has a cover that looks like an egg shell, which the robot can open to reveal a built-in projector. The robot also moves back and forward, and up and down. Its features and dexterity–designed to mimic human movements–inspires people to interact with it and are made possible with Panasonic-developed servo control technology.

Dospara Raytrek-dtm S3h Ultra-compact Desktop Pc

Dospara raytrek-DTM S3H Ultra-Compact Desktop PCHere we have another newly launched ultra-compact desktop PC ‘raytrek-DTM S3H’ from Dospara. Based on Intel NUC NUC6I3SYH, this space-saving system is equipped with a 2.30GHz Intel Core i3-6100U dual-core processor, an Intel HD Graphics 520, an 8GB DDR4 RAM (4GBx2), a 250GB SSD and a 1TB 5400rpm hard drive.

Dospara Diginnos Mini Dm110-s3 Small Desktop Pc

Dospara Diginnos mini DM110-S3 Small Desktop PCDospara has once again expanded its line of small desktop PCs by launching the Diginnos mini DM110-S3. Measuring W80mm x D155mm x H155mm and weighing 1.35kg, this space-saving system is built with a 3.70GHz Intel Core i3-6100 dual-core processor, an Intel H110 Express Chipset and an Intel HD Graphics 530.

Mouse Computer Daiv-dqx700u-sp3 Workstation Desktop Pc

Mouse Computer DAIV-DQX700U-SP3 Workstation Desktop PCMouse Computer is offering you their latest workstation desktop PC, the DAIV-DQX700U-SP3. As part of the DAIV-D series, this high-end workstation desktop PC is built with a 3.20GHz Intel Core i7-6900K processor, an Intel X99 Express Chipset and an NVIDIA Quadro M6000 24GB graphics card (w/ 1x DVI-I & 4x DisplayPort output ports).