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Android Operating System Rolls Out Sixth and Final Beta Version of Android Q

First, to ensure reliable and consistent operation, there's a 200dp vertical app exclusion limit for the Back gesture

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We've made further refinements to Gesture Navigation in Beta 6 based on user feedback. Pixabay

 As the launch day for Android Operating System’s (OS) next iteration approaches, the tech giant has just rolled out the sixth and final beta version of Android Q.

“We’ve made further refinements to Gesture Navigation in Beta 6 based on user feedback. First, to ensure reliable and consistent operation, there’s a 200dp vertical app exclusion limit for the Back gesture. Second, we’ve added a sensitivity preference setting for the Back gesture,” The Verge on Wednesday quoted the company as saying.

Many new features, such as the dark mode and gestural navigation, were announced at Google’s I/O 2019 Conference, with these upcoming updates focussed on polish before the consumer launch.

Fully gestural navigation is a major feature of Android Q OS.

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As the launch day for Android Operating System’s (OS) next iteration approaches, the tech giant has just rolled out the sixth and final beta version of Android Q. Pixabay

When the OS’ beta 5 version was launched, it was announced that gesture navigation would not work with third-party home apps at launch.

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Across the Android ecosystem, there are currently a million gesture systems out there thanks to OEM skins, but Google announced at I/O that it will standardize Android navigation around Google’s Android Q implementation, according to the Arstechnica. (IANS0

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Whatsapp Releases a New Beta with Many Tweaks

Bug fix, new skin for select emojis in latest WhatsApp beta

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WhatsApp has released a new beta that brings in a number of tweaks. Pixabay

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has released a new beta that brings in a number of tweaks, includung a fix for a serious bug that caused the last version of WhatsApp beta for Android to crash for many users.

The flaw in version 2.19.335 has seemingly been fixed in the latest update, along with other changes such as new skin tones for select emojis, according to WABetaInfo, a fan website that tracks WhatsApp updates.

“Fortunately the 2.19.366 beta update is finally available on the Play Store (if you don’t see it yet, please wait 30 minutes and it will be ready to be downloaded) that fixes the crash issue and all other bugs,” WABetaInfo posted on its website on Friday.

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Whatsapp’s new beta version has added new skins for 6 emojis. Pixabay

“WhatsApp has added new skins for 6 emojis,” it added.

Meanwhile, WhatsApp has become the latest Voice over Internet Protocol services provider to support call waiting feature even as the company has skipped adding call holding for now, a report said last week.

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Earlier, when somebody would try to call you on WhatsApp while you were already on the phone, they would hear it ring, but, no one would answer. The call would then get disconnected.

Call waiting is available in v2.19.352 stable (APK Mirror) and above of WhatsApp, and v2.19.128 (APK Mirror) of WhatsApp Business, the report added. (IANS)