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Google’s Android Q Code Reveals Native Support for Facial Recognition & Screen Recording

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Google has scheduled its Developers conference from May 7-9 this year. The CEO of the Mountain View Search Engine giant, Sunder Pichai has confirmed this I/O event via his Twitter post. Ahead of the launch, there are already speculations and leaks surfaced about Google’s new Android Q operating system – thanks to the Internet. The leaks suggested us that Android Q will be getting a system-level dark mode, which happens to be the most desired request from every hardcore Android user ever.

And now, a new report from folks at 9to5Google has shed some more light about Google’s latest Android Q OS. According to the report, the system user interface code on the Android Q suggests that Google seems to be working on native hardware support for Facial Recognition, which appears to take on Apple’s Face ID authentication. (Google already has a Trusted Face for facial recognition, which isn’t that secure and can be fooled easily). While Apple’s Face ID relies on Infrared camera, dot projector and flood illuminator, the Android Q, on the other hand, is about to include support for Android flagship manufacturers to put these sensors natively with their upcoming smartphones.

To put it simply, future Android device manufacturers need not implement their own facial recognition software (for instance Oneplus, Huawei and Samsung), but instead, can rely on Android Q operating system solely. This works similar to what Android OEMs have been doing to biometric fingerprint sensors currently.

Furthermore, the Android Q code also hints us a new system-level screen recording feature as well. The report suggests us that similar to what several third-party screen recording apps on the Play Store offer, the native screen recording support on the upcoming Android Q software also does the same. Users can capture, record, save and share the clips accordingly.

Lastly, these new features hinted certainly seems to be appealing and primarily useful as well. We can expect these features to be unveiled at Google’s developers’ conference (I/O), which is scheduled on May 7-9th at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View. Stay tuned to PhoneRadar to know more about these updates!

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