Running in a trial version since May this year as Android Q, now it’s officially launched by Google as Android 10. Now without a dessert name, the new version of the Google platform comes with more features and user compatibility.
Highlights stand for 5G support and folding smartphones. The Mountain View tech giant promises to make it easier for those who use a mobile phone with their OS through machine learning, as well as nearly 50 new features and changes for privacy and security.
Check out the Android 10 features and what’s new:
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Android 10 Features
- Dark Theme
The search giant has added changes to the Dark Theme for the latest operating system update. Now, as shown in the video above, you can choose how to apply the functionality in the interface.
This means the user can enable it for the entire phone, but also – if they prefer – will have the option to enable only for select apps – like Chrome, Photos, and Calendar. The Dark Theme is also linked together with the power save mode.
- Security and Privacy
Google Play has received more security and privacy fixes as apps are updated via notifications. Under Settings, the user will also be able to find a new Privacy section with Web and App Activity control in addition to the Ad Settings.
The owner of the installed Android 10 phone will still be able to choose if and when to share location data with apps – even when access is in the background.
- Digital Wellbeing
As a way to balance the use of technology in everyday life, Google has introduced a feature, the so-called “digital wellbeing”. One is the Focus Mode feature, which allows the user to decide when, where and how to receive notifications. This allows you to mute email, news, or social network alerts until the mode is turned off. It is still in beta and you can test it.
The Family Link feature will be part of all Android 9 or 10 smartphones running under the Digital Wellbeing settings. This tool allows parental control regarding the content and digital access period of the children.
- Other Features
One of the inclusions for Android 10 is Smart Reply. It automatically suggests actions to the user, such as the best app to open a particular video or web address. Android 10 comes with the corporate feature to enable the use of different keyboards for personal and professional profiles.
It comes with application timers for certain websites as a way to balance the time spent working on the device. Google has also added gesture-enabled navigation through settings. Motion commands include going back, opening the home screen, and switching between tasks, all without visible buttons. The owner of the phone will be able to have optimization on larger screens.
Android 10 Availability
Android 10 will reach smartphones starting from the Google Pixel family. The search giant has also said it will work with partners to make Android 10 available to third-party phones later this year.