Google released today the final preview of Android Q before it begins rolling out later this quarter to consumer pixel phones. Android Q Beta 6 is the “release candidate for final testing” and tweaks more gesture.
Beta 6 follows last month’s changes in gesture navigation that added some much needed polish. With this release, Android Q adds the sensitivity preference we earlier found in a leaked build for the Back gesture. You can access “Back Sensitivity” in Settings> System > Gestures > System navigation
Tapping the gear icon next to “Gesture navigation” opens a slider with four increments varying from “Low” to “High.” Google warns that “Higher sensitivity may conflict with any app gestures along the edges of the screen.”
Meanwhile, App designers can take advantage of the Back gesture’s vertical application exclusion limit of up to 200dp to guarantee “reliable and consistent operation.” Ideal for apps such as video streaming customers that feature sliders or other comparable UI components at the very bottom of the screen. This affordance makes it possible for Android Q to overlook certain components of the app that may conflict with the back gesture.
Read our live blog covering all of the tweaks and new features for more changes.
Developers testing applications and end users can expect an experience ““very close to the system behaviors that you’ll see in the final consumer release.” After six betas, Android Q is formally coming in the third quarter, with Google adding today that it’s ” few weeks away.”
The August security patch is included in Beta 6 (QPP6.190730.005). Users can use the Android Beta Feedback app, the Reddit community, or the issue tracker to send bugs.
System pictures for this release of Android Q Beta 6 for Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are accessible. Users can also install the Android Beta program via manual download as an OTA.