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Android Q may come with new font, accent colors and app downgradability

It seems Android Q will have many new features for its users. (Source: XDA)
It seems Android Q will have many new features for its users. (Source: XDA)
Further leaks of Android Q, which can be run on devices such as the Pixel 3 line, may have uncovered more detail on the coming OS upgrade. It appears that Google has prepared a new font, called Arvolato, for the update. In addition, users may be able to roll back apps after they update, as well as block them from reading the contents of a clipboard.

Even though Google's plans to hold its regular I/O conference have been revealed, the Android 10 rumor mill still seems unstoppable. This OS is looking more and more like a major departure from Pie (or 9.0) by the leak. It is rumored to improve on the transition to dark mode options found in Pie, and also on the user permissions found in this version of Android. The latest reports on 10 may serve to intensify the impression of further innovations, in ways that range from the cosmetic to the security-oriented.

Many versions of stock Android are somewhat restricted in the color schemes and icon styles they offer. Pie (and Oreo) improved on this situation somewhat by expanding the range of such styles to include "squircles", teardrops and squared circles. Android 10 apparently does one better by also offering the Rounded Rectangle icon shape. It also apparently includes three accent colors: green, black and purple. The OS also finally brings a friend for Google's original system-wide font, Roboto, named Arvolato.

XDA correspondents have also found code in Android 10 that implies a new user power: one that prevents apps from reading the contents of a clipboard. At present, nothing stops apps on this platform from accessing anything copied from a text field in the background. The next version of the OS may block this, along with an app's ability to lock a user into using an updated version of itself. The inability to roll an app back to a previous version can cause problems if a newer version turns out to break features or not to work with a new ROM.

Therefore, it seems that Android 10 gives users more control over their devices than ever before. However, we will still have to wait until Google I/O 2019 to see if any of these findings pan out - and also to find out what Android 10's (which is currently only known as Q) final version name will be.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-01-27 (Update: 2019-01-27)