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Android Q Cheat sheet features will transform some phones into more user-friendly, customizable, and secure environments. Here’s what developers, businesses, and users need to know about Google’s Android 10.0.

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Android is still the most widely-used platform around the globe. With a market share that hasn’t shifted much since the last iteration (approximately 81.7% around the release of Android Pie ), Google has a strong grip on the mobile sector. With the release of Android 10 (aka Android Q Cheat sheet), users will get a good blend of new features and a polishing of previously released features. Some of Android Q Cheat sheet new features will be eye-opening and should go a long way to cement the platform at the top of the mobile space.

Read this Android Q cheat sheet to get up to speed on Google’s next OS. We’ll update this resource periodically when there is new information about Android Q.

What is Android Q?
Android Q (aka Android 10.0) will be the next Android OS released from Google. Since the initial release of Android, Google has used names of various desserts for the platform. These are the names that Google has used for Android versions. (Before its release, Android 1.1 was called Petit Four internally.)

Android 1.5: Android Cupcake
Android 1.6: Android Donut
Android 2.0 – 2.1: Android Eclair
Android 2.2 – 2.2.3: Android Froyo
Android 2.3 – 2.3.7: Android Gingerbread
Android 3.0 – 3.2.6: Android Honeycomb
Android 4.0 – 4.0.4: Android Ice Cream Sandwich
Android 4.1 – 4.3.1: Android Jelly Bean
Android 4.4 – 4.4.4: Android KitKat
Android 5.0 – 5.1.1: Android Lollipop
Android 6.0 – 6.0.1: Android Marshmallow
Android 7.0 – 7.1.2: Android Nougat
Android: 8.0 – 8.1: Android Oreo
Android: 9.0: Android Pie
Now we arrive at Android 10 (Android Q). At the moment, we have no idea what this release will be called; however, there have been plenty of ideas circulating, including:

Android Quiche
Android Quick
Android Quality Street
Android Quesito
Android Quindom
Android Qottab
Android Queijadas
Android Qurabiya
Sameer Samet, Google’s Vice President of Product Management for Android and Play, said “We’re super excited about the desserts….At the same time, Q is a hard letter. But we’re looking at it.”

Additional resources:

Android Q: Release date, Live Caption, developer features, and everything we know so far (ZDNet)
What would you name Android Q? Google says this one’s ‘hard’ (CNET)
What Google’s Android Q dark mode means for all your other apps (CNET)
Google is finally ready to take on the iPhone and Samsung phones (CNET)
Google Assistant, Android Q, Google Nest Hub Max: Google’s big plans for the rest of the year(CNET)
What new features come with Android Q?
Android Q has a number of exciting features. Some of the new features will go a long way to setting Android apart from all other platforms, while others finally bring the operating system up to par with others.

Fully Gestural Navigation

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The biggest change to the operating system is the navigation control, which is far more efficient than previous methods, especially when using a device with one hand. Gesture navigation was introduced in Android Pie, though what was brought to the table seemed like a bridge to something even better. That something better is Fully Gestural Navigation. This opt-in feature (users can choose to go the old-school three-button method, the two-button method in Android Pie, or the new “no-button” method in Android Q) relies strictly on gestures for navigating the interface. The new navigation includes the following:

Removal of the Home and Back buttons.
Swipe up from where the Home button was to go back to the home screen.
Swipe up from mid-screen to open the app drawer.
Swipe down to open the Notification Screen.
Short swipe from either the left or right edge of the screen to go back.
Short swipe up (from the search bar) and release to open the app list.
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New notification control feature
Notification control (Figure A) is getting a new feature. With the long press of an app alert in the Notification Shade, you can select Interruptive Reminders or Gentle Reminders.

Interruptive Reminders: Alerts will appear in the Notification Shade and the Lock Screen.
Gentle Reminders: Alerts will only appear in the Notification Shade.
Figure A

Long pressing an alert allows you to configure how it will behave.

So, if you’re worried about the sensitive information of alerts from certain apps making it to the Lock Screen, you now have control over which apps can display said data instead of the feature being On or Off.

Dark Theme
From the office of “What took you so long” comes the highly-anticipated Dark Theme. When enabled, the entire Android interface will take on a darker color (Figure B).

Figure B

The Android Dark Theme in action

Why is this important? Two reasons: Battery life and eye strain.

Battery life: With the dark interface, your display will have a less taxing effect on your battery.
Eye strain: With the dark interface enabled, you can work with your device for longer periods, without suffering from eye strain, especially when using the device in dark or dimmer environments.
Live Caption
Another new feature coming to Android Q is Live Caption, which will automatically add subtitles to videos, podcasts, and audio messages. These captions are in real time and system-wide so they aren’t limited to specific applications. The Live Caption text box can be resized and moved around the screen. Live Caption will not only be helpful for users who find themselves in situations where audio isn’t an option, but what’s even more important is Live Caption will be a boon to the hearing impaired.

5G compatible
Android Q will be 5G compatible. That means as soon as the infrastructure is rolled out, Android 10 will be ready to make use of the new technology.

Project Mainline
Google is introducing Project Mainline. With this new feature, security patches will be automatically pushed to phones through the Google Play Store (in the same way apps are updated). Updates are run in the background and loaded during the next time a device is rebooted.

Additional resources:

What’s new in the Android Q Beta 3 release (ad tech ps)
Google I/O: 14 Android OS modules to get over-the-air security updates in real-time (ZDNet)
How to pin and unpin apps in Android Q (ad tech ps)
Google brings nonbinary emoji to Android Q (CNET)
Google hears from developers regarding storage changes in Android Q (ZDNet)
What enhancements are in Android Q?
Expansion of Smart Reply
One Android feature that’s getting some much-needed polish by way of expansion is Smart Reply, which uses machine learning to anticipate what you might say in reply to a message. Although the feature was available in Android P, it was limited to Google-only apps. With the release of Android Q, Smart Reply is now built into the notification system, so any messaging app can suggest replies in notifications. Smart Reply also uses AI to predict your next action. For example, if someone texts you an address, you can tap that address to open it in Google Maps.

Privacy features for Google Maps
Speaking of Google Maps, the app/service will be getting some privacy-specific features. One feature is Incognito Mode. This mode will enable users to search for and navigate to locations without data being saved to or linked back to a Google account.

Digital Wellbeing’s Focus Mode
Google’s Digital Wellbeing will get a new feature called Focus Mode that allows users to select certain apps they want to avoid during a period of time. During the chosen period, those apps will be grayed out and their notifications hidden from view.

Gender Inclusive emoji
For those who like to use emoji, Google will bring gender nonconforming emoji to Android 10. Called Gender Inclusive, there will be 53 such emojis added to the platform.

More user-friendly App Permissions
App Permissions will have a much more user-friendly approach. Instead of the app offering little more than ON/OFF sliders for each app within a service (such as body sensors, calendar, call logs, camera, etc.), the new layout makes it very clear what apps have permission for a specific service and retains the simplicity of allowing or denying an app permission to access any given service (Figure C).

Figure C

Per service permissions can now be configured.

Additional resources:

Google Assistant is 10x faster and knows where your mom lives (CNET)
5 things you should know about Android Q’s privacy settings (CNET)
Google releases Android Q beta 2, adds notification Bubbles (ZDNet)
Google expands ML Kit capabilities for building machine learning into mobile apps (ZDNet)
At Google I/O, Sundar Pichai to talk Assistant, Android Q amid scandals (CNET)
What security features are in Android Q?
There are a few Android Q features that focus primarily on security. The first feature is called Scoped Storage. In order to give users more control over their files, as well as limit file clutter, Android Q changes how all apps access files found within external storage. To make this more secure, all apps on Android Q are given a sandboxed view into the external storage space.

Android Q also gives users more control over when apps are able to access device location information (Figure D).

Figure D

Users can define when an app has access to location information.

Users will be able to configure if an app has access to location information either while in use (foreground only) or all the time (foreground and background). In other words, if you opt for foreground only, when an app isn’t in use, it won’t have access to location information.

Interruptions will become fewer with Android Q, thanks to new restrictions to background activity starts. By restricting when an app can start activities, it will not only minimize interruptions for users, it will also allow users to control what’s shown on the device display.

One new addition that should go a long way for device security is that Android Q will now transmit randomized MAC addresses by default. Along those same lines, an app must have READ_PRIVILEGED_PHONE_STATE privileged permissions in order to access a device’s non-resettable identifiers (such as IMEI and serial number).

In order to protect user privacy, manual configuration of the Wi-Fi networks list will be restricted to system apps and device policy controllers. If an app doesn’t fall into one of those two categories, configuration of Wi-Fi networks will not be allowed.

Additional resources:

The Pixel 3A is official: Here’s what you need to know (ZDNet)
Android Q gets security updates without rebooting (ZDNet)
Future Android versions to support Electronic IDs (ZDNet)
Android Q to get a ton of new privacy features (ZDNet)
How can developers start using Android Q?
Android Q is in the beta 3 release. Anyone with a supported device can sign up for the Android Beta program. Currently, the following devices are supported.

All Pixel devices
ASUS ZenFone 5Z
Essential Phone
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Nokia 8.1
OnePlus 6T
realme 3 Pro
Sony Xperia XZ3
Vivo X27
Vivo NEX S
Vivo NEX A
Xiaomi Mi 9
Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G
If your device is supported, installing Android Q is as simple as signing up for the beta program and selecting your device.

Additional resources:

Why you should migrate to the Android Q Beta program (ad tech ps)
How to use the new app permissions in Android 10 (ad tech ps)
How to become a developer: A cheat sheet (ad tech ps)
Hiring kit: Android developer (Tech Pro Research)
When will Android Q be generally available?
There are six planned beta releases and, as of May 2019, only the first three have been made available. For the general public, Android Q should be available in late Q3 or early Q4. All Pixel devices will receive the update first, followed shortly by smaller vendors, such as Essential and OnePlus. Larger vendors (with carrier tie-ins), such as Samsung, will then receive the update.

Additional resources:

Mobile device security: Tips for IT pros (free PDF) (ad tech ps)
BYOD (bring-your-own-device) policy (Tech Pro Research)
The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone (ZDNet)
The 10 best smartphones you can buy right now (ZDNet)
Best mobile VPN services for 2019 (CNET)
Best to-do list apps for managing tasks on any platform (
Smartphones and mobile tech: More must-read coverage (ad tech ps on Flipboard)

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Twin Souls – Flames

The universe exists within its own laws and principles; which can be defined by science, revered by religion or remain an infinite enigma. One of the universes principles is the law of polarity. Whether it may be light or dark; positive or negative; yin or yang; male or female; proton or electron; heaven or earth; sun or moon; Alpha or Omega; God or Goddess the principle remains the same a duality, comprised of contrary forces.

The Japanese Philosopher Michio Kushi described in his book (“The Book of Macrobiotics – The Universal Way to Health, Happiness and Peace”) that the universal principles operate constantly in the eternal order of the infinite universe. He tells us that “God and Infinity are one in the same. When the name of God is used, it is often misunderstood as a static personality, and when the term Infinity is used, it is difficult for many people to comprehend. The Infinity/God/Source/All That Is is neither a person nor a phenomenon; it is a universal oneness, embracing everything, every being, every phenomenon and it is the endless universe itself. The universe does not remain in one state but is changing constantly transforming continuously, transmuting eternally from the beginningless beginning to the endless end. The infinite universe is a process of absolute dynamic change within which countless relative changes are arising everywhere in every dimension at all times. Yin and Yang are manifested continuously from the eternal movement of one universe. The movement of energy or vibration ultimately appears from these two polar tendencies, yin and yang, which are antagonistic and complementary to each other. In turn, yin and yang are the primary manifestations of One Infinity or the ultimate origin of all phenomena”.

Kushi further states that “In the book of Genesis, we read, “In the beginning, God created heaven and earth”. Revealing that One Infinity polarized itself into two complementary and antagonistic forces of yin and yang. Genesis then proceeds to describe the subsequent manifestations or transformations of energy resulting from this polarization, through the stages of vibration (light and darkness), subatomic particles (the firmament or ionosphere above the earth), the world of elements (dry land and water), finally reaching humanity, as represented by Adam and Eve, the first man and woman”. However, according to Kushi, “nothing is solely yin or yang and everything is composed of both tendencies in varying degrees”.

It is further verified by the universal yin/yang sign. The yin or dark half retains a seed of the yang or bright half and the yang or light half retains a seed of the yin or dark half.
It is said that each and every soul has a spiritual counterpart or a twin that is their exact polar opposite. When the soul was created it was manifested in a God/Goddess image from the infinite source. One twin polarized to the yin or female side and one twin polarized to the male or yang side.
Each of the twins retained a seed of their counterpart. These spiritual counterparts are linked together throughout eternity. Twin souls or flames embody a deep unconditional love that is eternal, pure and of the highest form. The love is “divine” in nature and is representative of the love that the universe evokes. It is said that through a gracious dispensation granted by the Creator, Twin Flames from all frequencies are reuniting again in order to restore the Unity of all creations and to collapse duality.

The Twin Soul theory is not a new concept it has existed for many centuries. Plato discussed twin souls in the Symposium’ his philosophical writings on the nature of love around 385 BC. And the Sufis (Sufism is a mystical tradition derivative of the Islamic religion) refer to twin souls as “sister souls” in the Sufi text.
It is believed by many that humanity is on the brink of a quantum leap in consciousness as our planet ascends from the 3rd dimension to 5th dimension it is inspiring enlightened individuals to assemble and take responsibility for the higher consciousness and for the Earth. The Mayans predicted the end of the old reality to commence on December 21st, 2012. The Mayan calendar ends on that date. The famous Edgar Cayce prophesied that by the end of the New Age of Aquarius, we will become a completely telepathic civilization. This is a 5th dimensional state of being. Twin Flames have a special contribution in the unification of the individual and at a planetary level.

The concept of a Twin Flames should not be romanticized; as the union exists solely to attain servitude to the planetary, cosmic and universal consciousness.
Love that is apparent in the third dimension has traditionally focused on the attention and emotions towards another person and originates on a sexual or personality level; often demanding persistent compromises to make the partnership work.
The Twin Flame union would become a continual unified field with a gateway to the higher dimensional frequencies of oneness’; inherently functioning as a single consciousness. It will not be dependent on the talents or vocations of either partner; it is the unit that is commissioned for service, not the individual expression of the unit.

However, before an individual can meet and unite with their Twin Flame there is a myriad of work to enhance the consciousness; these are the twin flames stages such as releasing, healing and becoming an integrated whole. The heart must be strong and resilient through suffering grief, pain and loss as well as experiencing many unified and loving soul mate relationships; which would contribute to the intensity of being united with the other twin flame.
A love correlation cannot exist in a co-dependent, ego-based relationship or from a perceived ‘need’ that another person would make them whole and complete. Each half must initially balance their inner male and female energies before they can unite. A powerful resonant magnetic energy field; with a flow of total and unconditional love can attract twin flames. Invoking a spiritual connection between the trinity or triad of the Divine All That Is and the twin flames, joined by their one soul and eternally allied to God.

When each twin has achieved an equivocal equilibrium and both resonate to an identical vibration of the higher consciousness; the Twin Flame should automatically appear, as the creator has orchestrated the union. It will happen because the Twin Flames have been sealed irrevocably together from the moment of their creation. Interesting synchronicities can often pave the way to a reunion; which often involve the numbers 11:11, which are common in Twin Flame soul unions. Eleven is considered to be a master number and is thought to be the number of the spiritual messenger. Two ‘ones’ are united to form pillars to the heavenly gate – the connection between yin and yang, female and male. The significance of two into one is the perfect symbol for a Twin Flame.

If Twin Flames happen to meet when they are in a loving relationship or a marriage, it is unwise to disrupt any present connections. The energies must first be dismantled and balanced before the Twin Flames can freely come together. However Twin Flames should continue to work together at an energetic level, perceiving that the Earth would be moving ultimately into a fifth dimensional alignment, all Twin Flames would be reunited in other dimensions. The meeting of another Twin Flame calls upon the individual to grow spiritually; heal emotionally, mentally and physically and to look beyond the ego, physical limitations and age differences.

Physical appearance has little or nothing to do with a pairing. Twin souls do not necessarily look alike. Many seem to be complete opposites such as brunette with blond, blue eyes/brown eyes, thick hair/thin hair, large boned/small boned. But the twin souls that do resemble each other seem to have a common ancestry, even if it’s only from one side of either family
It is also common that many twin souls have their sun signs in the same element. The elements and signs are:

AIR: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

FIRE: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

WATER: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

EARTH: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Twin Souls are destined to meet when a personal planet is in progression to the sun/moon or midpoint on each natal chart. The numbers 6, 9, 15, 24, 27 are frequently part of the birthdays and Twin Souls can often meet on any of those days.

When Twin Flames connect, they generate a vortex of energy that could be seen as a light in the darkness of society’s consciousness. With the implementation the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts: the two create three and the third becomes a very potent force, a force of light and love at an extremely pure level.

The energy combined from both Twins, is different from that of individuals. It is a special offering that the Twins give to each other and expend in their service to humanity. Out of the darkness light will emanate; illuminated by an increased number of flames. Each flame represents the conscious and harmonious relationship between Twin Souls. As the Twins multiply there will be a multitude of flames; an abundance of light and a profusion of energy on the Planet which would act as a catalyst and help to effectuate the expected breakthrough in consciousness.

Twin Flames: The New Relationship Paradigm

Everyone has a Twin Flame. Everyone has an image of their perfect mate in their psyche and can describe them in detail. It is our anima and animus. We project these qualities onto our mates when we fall in love and marry. Most of us work with our Twin Flame unconsciously, but during this generation, some of us are meeting our twin soul incarnate. Hundreds are coming forward to help lift the vibration of the planet, for they manifest a powerful unconditional love.

A person will have a close natural rapport with a soul mate, but meeting your Twin Flame is a different experience. The Twins are here to help release karma at an accelerated rate. Psychologists who counsel others (unless they have gone through this experience themselves) commonly doubt the validity of a Twin Flame relationship. It is a powerful, magnetic meeting of two polarized parts of the same soul. In other words you have the same spiritual DNA as your Twin Flame and you recognize yourself in the “other.”

The special event of finding your Twin Flame and harmonizing into a happy relationship is a big challenge. It is a meeting with destiny and a chance for rapid spiritual growth. Loving your Twin Flame is an opportunity to experience how intimate relationships will be changing in the Age of Aquarius. In spite of much confusion, overwhelming emotions and frequent break-ups, Twin Flames open their heart chakra widely to each other. Unconditional love radiates through each conflict until harmony can eventually be mastered. These conflicts act as a stimulus to bring each twin’s “shadow” issues to the surface so the Twins can heal and integrate their personalities in a healthier way. If one has a complex or insecurity, chances are the other twin will have the same problem at some level, sometimes in reverse. All hurts must come up to be transformed and healed so nothing blocks their mutual love.

In the future, important relationships will be based mostly on love — rather than on needs for survival or domination. This movement towards the preference for love as the basis in marriage has been evolving for hundreds of years in the West. Love is forming the new prototype for intimacy and supports your partner’s spiritual growth, allowing their talents to fully blossom. We can then fully explore the true creative potential of being human — in harmony with the greater divine plan.

TheTwin Flames have a characteristic intensity of passion, desire and emotion, with a mental meeting of the minds that is unmatched in any other relationship. In the first encounter between twins, it is often their voice quality that is haunting in some way — signaling that this person is someone very special. You will see fleeting glimpses of yourself (in them) as you get to know each other better and the first few sexual encounters are usually very powerful. Kissing can be like a drug.

There are several stages in a Twin Flame relationship that are generally accepted. Their relationship tends to be magnetic, intoxicating and enlightening; but it is also a confusing connection with someone who has the Chironic power to hurt and heal you at the same time. The separations occur because you become self-aware of some aspect of your shadow-side and this is reflected back to you from your Twin. They are a mirror to your own soul. This is the toughest part of the love affair to understand. It is mandatory to do your own shadow work, a key component of Jungian psychology, or you will project your dark side onto your mate unknowingly. Unconditional love, complete acceptance and non-judgment are essential for these couples to be successful. But this is how the new relationship template is being built – through these very experiences. If you persevere, you can find true bliss with another human being. To observers on the outside, it seems like a strange obsessive dance; but to the Twins themselves, the joy and love they feel for each other is endlessly self-generating. It truly can feel like a miracle.

The separation process can continue for years as they struggle to harmonize, since it is common for one twin to run away from the relationship repeatedly. The intense emotions often threaten to engulf one or both partners. Break-ups can be paralyzing and intense feelings are often frightening without an understanding of the special dynamic involved. Often too one twin may still be entrenched in karmic relationships with others, complicating matters even more. All relationships must be handled with respect and resolved in the best way for all parties concerned — so that further karmic entanglements are not created.

The lives of Twin Flames are synchronous and parallel each other’s quite closely. The nearest phenomenon we know to this experience is the birth of identical twins. The psychic connection is just as intense and indeed, identical twins may also be Twin Flames, only born into the same family and sex. There will be opposites with Twin Flames as well, but they come together in agreement in the middle with very similar values. Their close psychic connection allows them to feel each other’s emotions if they pay attention. Their strengths are doubled, and so are their weaknesses — thus the need for personal work. These relationships can often create an iconic influence on their immediate social community if they can sustain it, especially with careers in politics or the arts.

All people have a Twin Flame and if you wish to find or work with yours, there are several methods that will help you connect. You can never lose your Twin Flame as they are an essential part of who you are. Relationships are becoming an opportunity to open one’s self-awareness in a safe environment – and they are less about “what can you do for me?” An understanding of the unconditional love that Twin Flames bring into the world will help improve all of your relationships. Up until now, unconditional love was experienced mostly through a good mother, child or a pet. The Twin Flames are bringing this love into the volatile romantic enounter, changing male and female relationships for the better.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a difficult relationship with many break-ups and reunions — they could be Twin Flames. I have written an in-depth eBook to help others navigate through these complicated connections — so much of the suffering can be avoided. I have been in a successful Twin Flame relationship for 12 yrs., and write from my own personal experience. Please contact me for further information, and visit my website for my eBook or schedule a private phone consultation. A half hour can do you a world of good