Android Q Developer Preview Officially Announced

Android Q Developer Preview Officially Announced

For a while now we have been hearing reports about some of the features of Android Q, where the folks at XDA Developers managed to get their hands on a leaked build, but unfortunately there was no mention of when the official developer preview would be launched. There was some speculation that we could be getting close, and now it seems like the time has come.

Google has officially announced the launch of the beta for Android Q. The beta will be initially available to Pixel devices which means that non-Pixel users will have to wait their turn. Note that this is only the beta which means that certain features might not work, or certain features could actually end up getting removed ahead of the final release.

Android Q Developer Preview Officially Announced

Android Q Developer Preview Officially Announced

For a while now we have been hearing reports about some of the features of Android Q, where the folks at XDA Developers managed to get their hands on a leaked build, but unfortunately there was no mention of when the official developer preview would be launched. There was some speculation that we could be getting close, and now it seems like the time has come.

Google has officially announced the launch of the beta for Android Q. The beta will be initially available to Pixel devices which means that non-Pixel users will have to wait their turn. Note that this is only the beta which means that certain features might not work, or certain features could actually end up getting removed ahead of the final release.

Android Q's Developer Preview Could Be Released Soon

Android Q's Developer Preview Could Be Released Soon

From what we know about Google’s release habits, they typically release a developer preview for Android early in the year. This will later be followed by an official announcement at Google I/O where they detail some of the features and changes we can expect, and then a full release in the later part of the year.

Given that we’re now towards the end of Q1 2019, it stands to believe that we could be approaching the release of the developer preview. In fact in a tweet by XDA Developers’ editor-in-chief, Mishaal Rahman, the bug tracker for Android Q has already been opened which suggests that the release of the developer preview could be close at hand.

Developer Manages To Get Windows 10 Running On The Nintendo Switch

Developer Manages To Get Windows 10 Running On The Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch, designed primarily as a gaming device, is slowly starting to become a modder’s dream. Previously we saw how some developers managed to get Android Q up and running on the console (albeit in somewhat limited form), and now it seems that someone has managed to get Windows 10 running on the console as well.

In a post on Twitter by @imbushuo (via TechRadar), he shows a photo of the Nintendo Switch running with Windows 10 in the background. However there are a couple of catches, one of which is that the version running is the Windows 10 ARM version. Secondly it seems that the software isn’t quite fully functional yet as it only boots to the Windows logo and recovery screen, but that’s pretty much the extent.

Developer Attempts To Turn The Nintendo Switch Into An Android Tablet

Developer Attempts To Turn The Nintendo Switch Into An Android Tablet

Ahead of the Nintendo Switch’s launch, there was speculation that the console won’t be a particularly power console compared to the likes of the PS4 or Xbox One. It was also speculated that it might actually be built based on the NVIDIA SHIELD gaming tablet. Whether or not those rumors are true is unclear, but it seems that one developer is trying to turn the console into an Android tablet.

This is thanks to the work by developer ByLaws who seems to be working on transforming the Switch into a full-fledged Android tablet. Given that the Switch features a touchscreen and how it runs on the NVIDIA Tegra X1 SoC, it doesn’t seem completely out of the question. Unfortunately it seems that for now, ByLaws hasn’t progressed too far apart from the console booting up while showing the Android logo.

Android P Developer Preview Download Available Now

Android P Developer Preview Download Available Now


Google was expected to offer the Android P developer preview download this month and that is precisely what the company has done today. Factory images for the next major iteration of the Android platform have been released today by the company. Developers and Android enthusiasts can now get it up and running on select devices.

As expected, Android P brings support for the notch, something that Apple popularized with the iPhone X and is now being widely embraced by Android OEMs. Android P will let apps manage how the content is displayed on devices with a notch on the front.

First Android P Developer Preview Download May Be Available Soon

First Android P Developer Preview Download May Be Available Soon


Google’s OEM partners are still in the process of gradually rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to their compatible handsets while the company is gearing up to introduce the next major platform update for Android. It’s expected that Google will offer the first Android P Developer Preview download in the near future as the first Android O developer previews were also rolled out in March last year.

Prolific Twitter leakster @evleaks has tweeted that the first Android P Developer Preview download is being targeted for a “mid-month release,” which suggests that the first preview of the next major Android platform update could be out in a couple of weeks from now.

Possible Nintendo Switch Jailbreak Teased By Developer

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Police Caution Pokemon Go Developer

Police caution Pokemon Go developerTokyo police are urging the developer of the augmented-reality game Pokemon Go to give greater consideration to the spots where its characters appear.
Police summoned the developer on Tuesday after hordes of players trying to catch a rare virtual character caused a commotion in Tokyo's Odaiba district on Sunday.

Sony : Android N Developer Preview Arrives On Xperia Z3

Sony : Android N Developer Preview arrives on Xperia Z3Sony Mobile and Google have released the Android N Developer Preview for selected variants of the Xperia Z3 (D6603 and D6653 only). This gives developers a chance to get Android N apps ready for the upcoming update. This includes new app features such as multi-window UI and direct reply notifications.

Sony : Android N Developer Preview Announced By Google

Sony : Android N Developer Preview announced by GoogleGoogle has today unexpectedly announced the Android N Developer Preview, significantly earlier than expected. Google has released this “work in progress” build in order to incorporate developer feedback so that it can release the final Android N version to OEMs this summer. Check out the list below to see the key new Android N features.