Google officially unveiled the latest version of its operating system, Android 10. It was introduced as Android Q at Google IO 2019 but it is officially renamed as Android 10, in this iteration Google dropped the dessert names to the version. Android 10 comes with plenty of new and intuitive features, but at present Google Pixel phones are the first one to receive the update. Supported devices include Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL.
All other partner devices will be able to upgrade to the Android 10 by the end of the year, says Google. Android 10 brings plenty of new features like Gesture Navigation system, Dark Theme and improved privacy control as well as Focus Mode to shut off notifications.
This is the first iteration of the Android OS that comes without dessert names. Along with the Pixel phones, Essential Phone is also getting an Android 10 update. Here we will discuss all the important features of the latest Android version thoroughly.
1. Foldable Support
Various leading manufacturers are focussing on foldable smartphones and Google is preparing for foldable phones. All the foldable phones with Android 10 on board will have Google’s native support for foldable screens. Google is enhancing multi-window multitasking capabilities for seamless continuity.
2. Dark Theme
The new version comes with an inbuilt system-wide dark mode which enables us to use of the phone perfectly in low light. Dark Theme can be triggered in two different ways, first with a dedicated Dark theme quick settings button. Second, the Dark theme automatically turns on when Battery Saver mode is activated and it also saves battery life.
3. 5G Support
Native support to 5G will give developers a more optimized control to create apps and games compatible with 5G connectivity. Smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, Note 10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, Galaxy A90 5G & Huawei Mate 30 5G are the few current 5G models that will get benefits in coming months.
4. Live Caption
This is a new accessibility feature which automatically captions videos and audio on your smartphone. It doesn’t require an active internet connection and works with device’s own speech recognition. The feature is available for the Pixel users right now and will be available for other devices later.
5. Gesture Navigation
It is equipped with a Gesture Navigation system that gets rid of the navigation bar area. It gives you gesture control over smartphone screen as well as the Android allows brands to develop their own navigation system.
6. Smart Reply
It suggests a contextual reply for notifications and smart reply for the message. If you get a message with an address or YouTube video link then you can view the location through Map Or open the YouTube video with just a tap on the notification. Smart reply suggests action and lets you respond quickly with smart suggestions.
7. Privacy Features
Google’s latest iteration of the Android Operating System ensured with enhanced privacy. It allows users to have optimized control over the app’s access to location, photos, and videos. This restricts apps access to important data and enables users to control what they can share.
8. Sound Amplifier
The feature allows for enhancing sound and filter background noise, which helps you to hear without disturbances.
These are some of the important aspects of Android 10 version as well as it also offers adaptive battery improvements, improved Wi-Fi connectivity, camera upgrades and much more. All the Pixel phone users can experience this new iteration, however other users have to wait until Google releases it for their phones.