The New Android 10 Features Will Blow Your Mind

The New Android 10 Features Will Blow Your Mind

Here is how Android 10 will change everything you do on your smartphone

Android 10 features and latest tools are the craziest so far. It has the power to revolutionize everything you do. Here is our honest review.

Part 1

#update    #Play    #system    #device

With Google Play system updates, we’re able to update specific internal components across all devices running Android 10 and higher, without requiring a full system update from the device manufacturer.” 10
With Google Play system updates, important Security and Privacy fixes will be sent directly to your phone from Google Play, just the same way all your other apps update.” 7
With the Google Play system updates the important privacy and security fixes can now be sent directly to your phone from Google Play just like all your other application update.” 8
With Google Play system updates, important Security and Privacy fixes can now be sent directly to your phone from Google Play, just the same way all your other apps update.” 13
Android 10 is also the first release to support Project Mainline ( officially called Google Play system updates ), our new technology for securing Android users and keeping their devices fresh with important code changes – direct from Google Play.” 10

#Pixel    #XL    #install    #download

Google on Tuesday announced that Android 10, previously known as Android Q, is now available to download on all the generations of Pixel smartphones – Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3a XL.” 6
Android 10 will begin rolling out today to the three generations of Pixel phones — Pixel 3 ( and 3a ), Pixel 2, and even the original Pixel!” 10
Install your app on Android 10 : Install your current app from Google Play onto a Pixel or other device running Android 10 or an emulator, then test.” 10
If you did not install any of the Android Q Beta versions, you will have to download a rather bulky update and install on your Pixel device.” 6

#location    #data    #privacy    #control

Android 10 features a new dedicated location section in your phone’s privacy settings giving users more control over the location data they share with apps.” 12
Location Controls : Now, Android smartphone users will have the ability to choose when their location data is shared with the apps.” 13
Giving users more control over location data – Users have more control over their location data through a new permission option — they can now allow an app to access location only while the app is actually in use ( running in the foreground ).” 10
There are tighter privacy controls on Android 10, including granting location access to apps in three categories – always, when the app is open, or never.” 6
Location Control : Now with the latest Android Q you can control when your location is shared with apps : all the time and while in use, or you can set the location sharing to never.” 8

#theme    #mode    #system    #battery    #force

Dark Theme : Ensure a consistent experience for users who enable system – wide dark theme by adding a Dark Theme or enabling Force Dark.” 10
Dark theme – Android 10 adds a system – wide dark theme that’s ideal for low light and helps save battery.” 10
You can build a custom dark theme for your app or let the system create one dynamically from your current theme.” 10
You have the ability to force dark mode for all apps, even those that don’t come with support for dark mode.” 0
If you flip the switch next to it, the system will force the dark theme for every single app on your phone.” 0
But, with the dark mode and an upgraded adaptive battery setting, Android 10’s battery life is found to be longer than that of its predecessor.” 14

#mode    #Focus    #distract

With this new feature of Android 10, by adding apps to the distracting apps list on Focus Mode, you will get to work freely.” 1
Blocking unwanted interruptions – Android 10 prevents app launches from the background that unexpectedly jump into the foreground and take over focus from another app.” 10
So Focus Mode — which was created to help minimize distractions by pausing specific apps — may prove very useful, at least in my case.” 15
The newly launched mobile OS comes with a new Focus Mode that allows users to select and silent apps that distract them until they come out of this mode.” 13
Focus mode, which is launching in beta with Android 10, allows users to select particular apps they want to avoid during a period of time, such as messaging or news apps.” 12

#beta    #Q    #launched

On March 13 Android Beta 1 of Android Q is rolled out on air to the 5 G compact devices and Google Pixel Devices which are recently launched.” 8
Android Q — er Android 10 — made its debut in March through the Android beta program, leading up to Tuesday’s official release.” 9
Google does not officially comment on rumour or speculation, however Android updates suggest it will first be launched on Google’s Pixel range of smartphones.” 4
They have participated in every related discussion – be it around Android Q name, its features, betas installation, or the release date.” 14
Then they came up with the latest update and the OS version 10 which they initially named as Android Q which generally stands for Android 10.” 8

#Fold    #phone    #Samsung    #Galaxy    #delayed

Samsung will cancel orders of its Galaxy Fold phone at the end of May if the phone is not then ready for sale.” 4
Both Samsung and Huawei are planning to launch folding phones later this year in the form of the Galaxy Fold and the Mate X.” 4
Folding phones like the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X might have gotten off to a bad start, and they haven’t been given much of a mention recently, but at I / O Google did reinforce its support for the upcoming wave of devices.” 12
Their launch has been delayed due to issues with the folding mechanism, though this delay may also have given a chance to the world’s top two phone makers to release the devices with the new and improved operating system.” 4

#notifications    #messages    #Reply    #suggest

Android 10 also brings Smart Reply for message notifications, which not only suggests responses to messages according to their context, but it also shows you related apps.” 6
More interactive notifications : If your notifications include messages, enable Smart Reply in notifications to engage users and let them take action instantly.” 10
Android 10 uses on – device ML to suggest contextual actions in notifications, such as smart replies for messages or opening a map for an address in the notification.” 10
It allows you to reply to messages with one of Google’s suggested responses ( including emojis ) and even directly from the notification bar.” 5
This features besides suggesting replies for messages received in various apps also recommends users actions based on the messages that they have received.” 13

#devices    #developers    #help

Both Android users and app developers have started pondering upon if Android 10 is the biggest ever release of Android OS or not.” 14
For developers, we expect these updates in Android 10 to help drive consistency of platform implementation broadly across devices, and over time bring greater uniformity that will reduce your development and testing costs.” 10
Since the day Google announced the advent of Android Q ( now Android 10 ) at WWDC 2019, both users and developers have kept their eyes glued to their screens.” 14
If you are an Android smartphone user and want to know what Google has in store for you with Android 10, here are 10 things that will help you decode Google’s lastest mobile operating system.” 13

#Caption    #Live    #video    #audio

On a single tap, Live Caption automatically captions videos, podcasts or any audio messages or even if you record your own video or audio.” 8
Essentially, turning on Live Caption in Android 10 will let the OS automatically caption audio, whether it’s from a video, podcast or even an audio message.” 11
And one very interesting new feature, Live Caption, is not yet available; it should offer closed captioning for all audio and video on the phone.” 15
For example, the new ‘Live Caption’ feature looks like a useful addition to Android that makes it easy for users to ‘read’ audio.” 11
Audio playback capture – Now any app that plays audio can let other apps capture its audio stream using a new audio playback capture API.” 10

#gesture    #swipe    #navigation    #button    #settings

You can click the settings cog to the right of “Gesture navigation” to set the sensitivity of the screen when you back – swipe.” 2
Following up on Pie’s gesture – based navigation that kept the aging back button around, Android 10 features a fully gesture – based method of navigation.” 3
Support gesture navigation in your app by going edge – to – edge and making sure your custom gestures are complementary to the system navigation gestures.” 10
There’s a settings cog to the right of “Gesture navigation,” which lets you set the sensitivity of the screen when you back – swipe.” 15
This feature felt like a half – step between fully gesture navigation and the old three – button navigation that Android relied on before.” 11

#Sharing    #menu    #sending    #create

A Sharing Shortcut allows developers to create a new option in the share menu that will share a file / photo / etc.” 3
Pulling up the share menu now gives you loads more options for sending links, images, and other data to others from your smartphone.” 5
Sharing with Google Keep, for example, saves you having to copy and paste text from a webpage or message to your note – taking app.” 5
If I ‘m using Chome on my smartphone and want to continue reading on my tablet to have a larger display, the new Share menu in Android 10 allows me to send the tab between the two devices effortlessly.” 5
The Fast Share now employs the combination of Bluetooth and Wi – Fi Direct to create a connection and transfer files faster than what was possible in Android 9.0 Pie.” 14

#logo    #strip    #colour    #screen    #robot

The colour of the logo will change from lime green to black to make it easier for visually impaired people to see, while only the top half of the robot’s head will now appear on the logo.” 4
So, instead of the three icons at the bottom of your screen, you will see a black strip with a white dash in the centre ( or white strip with a black background, depending on the page’s background colour ).” 2
As part of the design update, Google will also change the logo and colour scheme of Android to give it a “more modern, accessible look “.” 4
For the first time since 2014, Google refreshed the Android brand’s look and feel, consisting of a redesigned logo that prominently features a green robot head.” 3

Part 2

#device    #install    #phone

With Google Play system updates, we’re able to update specific internal components across all devices running Android 10 and higher, without requiring a full system update from the device manufacturer.” 16
To begin with the process of installing Android 10 on your Pixel device, head to the device’s Settings, followed by navigation to the System sub – menu, and finally a tap on the System Updates.” 13
If you did not install any of the Android Q Beta versions, you will have to download a rather bulky update and install on your Pixel device.” 13
To get the latest security update available for your device, make sure that you have the latest Android version available for your device.” 10
Install your app on Android 10 : Install your current app from Google Play onto a Pixel or other device running Android 10 or an emulator, then test.” 16

#Galaxy    #beta

In May 2020, Samsung Android 10 updates will start for handsets like Galaxy A8 Star, Galaxy A10, Galaxy A10s, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A30s and Galaxy M10s.” 4
Samsung released the Android 10 update for the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10 + to the public on November 28, 2019.” 0
Samsung ran the Android Pie beta program for quite a few devices, and we should see something similar with the Android 10 beta program.” 0
That’s a month earlier than the Pie beta program, so there’s hope that the stable Android 10 update for at least the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 will also come out earlier than Android Pie.” 0
And then Samsung started quietly rolling out the final Android 10 update to Galaxy S10 and Note 10 owners in several markets.” 12

#Google    #version    #year    #months

Google had initially been expected to release Android 10 in August – the same month in which the last three versions of Android have debuted in full.” 17
Google had previously stated that all of its devices will be getting Android version updates for two years, while the Pixel 1 has already surpassed the 3-year mark.” 5
Announced in May, Android Q – known as Android 10 – ditches the pudding – based names that have been used for versions of Google’s software for the past 10 years including Marshmallow, Nougat, Oreo and Pie.” 15
After months of waiting — it was first talked about at Google’s Android Developer Summit conference last November — and no less than 6 intermediate beta versions released to developers since last March, Android 10, previously known as Android “Q “, has finally shipped.” 6

#Google    #Time    #Mi    #means

With Time to Time Development and modification Google has developed Android TV for televisions, Android Auto for cars, and Wear OS for wearable devices.” 19
Google has released its big new update to Android 10, and for the first time it is available for more than just a couple of Google – made smartphones.” 15
We can expect the company to release the update for its Mi A2 and Mi A3 series of smartphones, which are under Google’s Android One initiative.” 3
Android 10 is finally here, but the fragmented nature of Google’s operating system means you’re at the mercy of your carrier and phone maker when it comes to getting the latest ( non – flavor ) version of Android.” 14
That means the Mate 30 lineup will not come pre – installed with Google’s Play Store and its commercial apps, such as YouTube.” 14

#Samsung    #company    #phones    #Galaxy

According to the Samsung Android 10 update list, the mobile selling company will only bring the Android 10 update for its Galaxy M40 users in March 2020.” 4
When the Galaxy S20 launches March 6, Samsung’s newest phones will be the first non – Pixel phones to have access to Live Caption.” 7
All of Google’s Pixel phones have already received the update, while the latest flagship phones — like the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 range and Huawei’s P30 range — are also highly likely to get the update.” 1
Samsung Android 10 updates started from January 2020 and many executive smartphones like Samsung Note 10 series, and others have already received the updates as of February 2020.” 4
Some may need small updates for full compatibility, but many of those apps have already received the necessary updates including from companies such as Samsung for support of its smartphone accessories on other company’s phones.” 15

#features    #mode    #Motorola    #improvements    #caption

Android 10 or Android Q offers plenty of new features and improvements like focus mode, live caption, system – wide dark mode, gestures navigation, improved app permission, security updates, 5 G support.” 11
The update includes a ton of new features, ranging from a true dark mode that helps save battery life to privacy improvements and a live caption feature that’s downright cool.” 7
Finally, Android 10 also improves notifications, increases device security and adds a number of nifty new features such as Live Caption.” 17
Also new in the update are better customization options with new themes — a feature Motorola added to its software with the recently released Motorola Edge Plus — that allows for changing the style of icons, fonts, and colors for the Android OS.” 8

#Pixel    #XL    #lineup    #generations

If you own a Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, or Pixel 3a XL, navigate to Settings > System > System Update to check if the upgrade has reached your phone yet.” 14
Google on Tuesday announced that Android 10, previously known as Android Q, is now available to download on all the generations of Pixel smartphones – Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3a XL.” 13
All of the Pixel smartphones including the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a XL, are eligible to get the update and will get it as soon as the new operating system is officially launched.” 3

#OnePlus    #Pro    #T    #expected

We expect that both the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro will get the update first, followed by an update for OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T.” 3
As Pocket – lint notes, “OnePlus is good with updates,” so look for Android 10 on older phones too, like the OnePlus 6 T, OnePlus 6, OnePlus 5 T, and OnePlus 5.” 14
During this time the company is also expected to launch its OnePlus 7 T and 7 T Pro smartphones in the market, which are also expected to get the update.” 3
On Sept. 21, OnePlus started a staged rollout of its OxygenOS version 10.0 based on Android 10 for a “limited number of users” with the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro.” 14
Meanwhile, OnePlus has released Android 10 for the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro in “open beta “, which is part of the firm’s long – running early access software series.” 15

#UI    #Samsung    #skin    #interface

The new system update is going to be a better version of the Samsung One UI interface which is known as UI 2.0 or Samsung One UI 2.0.” 4
One UI 2.0 is the second generation of One UI skin which was launched by Samsung in 2018 for the Android 9 Pie running Samsung Galaxy smartphones or tablet devices.” 11
As the Android 10 is official, Samsung has released the One UI 2.0 version based on Android 10 and offers most of the Android Q features as well.” 11
One UI and OxygeOS are arguably two of the best Android interfaces on the planet, but which one is truly supreme?” 2
While some third – party vendors like Huawei and Samsung have already released such modes for their respective Android skins, Android 10 will mark the first time a dark theme is natively embedded within the platform.” 17

#devices    #working    #partners    #depth    #source

Dynamic Depth is an open format for the ecosystem and we’re working with our partners to bring it to devices running Android 10 and later.” 16
Live Caption is coming to Pixel devices this fall, and we’re working closely with our partners to launch it broadly on devices running Android 10.” 16
With Android 10 we’re continuing our focus on bringing the new platform to devices more rapidly, working closely with our device – makers and silicon partners like Qualcomm.” 16
Google said recently it will be “working with our partners to launch and upgrade devices to Android 10 this year,” but did not provide a specific date.” 14
Dynamic depth for photos – Apps can now request a Dynamic Depth image, which consists of a JPEG, XMP metadata related to depth related elements, and a depth and confidence map embedded in the same file.” 16

#developers    #help    #testing    #platform

For developers, we expect these updates in Android 10 to help drive consistency of platform implementation broadly across devices, and over time bring greater uniformity that will reduce your development and testing costs.” 16
You gave us great feedback, and filed thousands of issues that helped us to make the Android 10 platform great for consumers and developers.” 16
Test the libraries and SDKs in your app : If you find an issue, try updating to the latest version of the SDK, or reach out to the SDK developer for help.” 16
Getting apps tested and ready for the new version of Android is crucial to faster platform updates throughout the ecosystem, so please prioritize this work if possible.” 16
Developers can start building and testing with Android’s foldables emulator to check that their apps scale properly across different screen dimensions and resolutions – in time for the release of these long – awaited devices.” 18

#roundup    #Funds    #calculate    #Tax

Get live Stock Prices from BSE and NSE and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds.” 13
Most likely, you will see the update waiting for you to take an action – download and install, but if you don’t see any pending updates, you might want to try refreshing the system log.” 13

#mode    #theme    #enabling    #battery

Dark Theme : Ensure a consistent experience for users who enable system – wide dark theme by adding a Dark Theme or enabling Force Dark.” 16
As per Techradar, There is two way to enable Dark Mode, One via the Settings > Display > enable Dark Theme and the second way is by enabling the Battery Saver Mode.” 19
Dark theme – Android 10 adds a system – wide dark theme that’s ideal for low light and helps save battery.” 16
And if you activate the battery – saving setting on a Pixel running Android 10, dark mode will be enabled by default.” 9
You can build a custom dark theme for your app or let the system create one dynamically from your current theme.” 16

#gesture    #navigation    #swipe    #button    #screen

Following up on Pie’s gesture – based navigation that kept the aging back button around, Android 10 features a fully gesture – based method of navigation.” 2
Support gesture navigation in your app by going edge – to – edge and making sure your custom gestures are complementary to the system navigation gestures.” 16
On the Pixel 4, you can find the setting by going to Settings > System > Gestures > System navigation and select Gesture navigation.” 7
Google has introduced a new gesture navigation system as part of Android 10, which sits alongside the traditional three – button and Google’s Android 9 Pie two – button navigation options.” 15
Swipe up for home, swipe up and hold for multitasking menu, and a swipe from the left or right edge of your screen goes back.” 19

#privacy    #location

There are tighter privacy controls on Android 10, including granting location access to apps in three categories – always, when the app is open, or never.” 13
Android 10 features a new dedicated location section in your phone’s privacy settings giving users more control over the location data they share with apps.” 18
With Android 10, you have the option of letting an app access your location information only while you’re actively using the app.” 7
Not only the apps, but also the data stored by Web apps will be under your watch within the new Privacy setting on Android 10.” 13
Prior to Android 10, once you gave an app access to your location, it was always on and ( potentially ) always tracking.” 7

#screen    #changes    #resume    #support

As per Google Blog “Android Q including changes to onResume and onPause to support multi – resume and notify your app when it has focus.” 19
To help your apps to take advantage of these and other large – screen devices, we ‘ve made a number of improvements in Android Q, including changes to onResume and onPause to support multi – resume and notify your app when it has focus.” 2
Foldables – Building on robust multi – window support, Android 10 extends multitasking across app windows and provides screen continuity to maintain your app state as the device folds or unfolds.” 16
The company optimised Android 10 with changes to its multi – resume and display functions, to ensure apps can run simultaneously alongside other apps and transition seamlessly from a small to tablet – sized screen when a device is unfolded.” 18

#notifications    #messaging    #Reply

Android 10 also brings Smart Reply for message notifications, which not only suggests responses to messages according to their context, but it also shows you related apps.” 13
More interactive notifications : If your notifications include messages, enable Smart Reply in notifications to engage users and let them take action instantly.” 16
Smart replies have been expanded from a very limited number of Google apps to most messaging apps, which uses on – device machine learning to provide you with one – tap replies to messages straight from the notification area.” 15
Android 10 uses on – device ML to suggest contextual actions in notifications, such as smart replies for messages or opening a map for an address in the notification.” 16
Google has prioritised bubbles for notifications generated by messaging apps so that you aren’t pestered by all the apps that do not always require your immediate attention.” 13

#Caption    #video    #Live    #audio

Audio playback capture – Now any app that plays audio can let other apps capture its audio stream using a new audio playback capture API.” 16
By tapping the volume button and the icon below the volume slider, Live Caption will automatically add subtitles to videos, podcasts and audio messages – even for audio that you record yourself.” 18
Android 10 adds support for the open source video codec AV1, which allows media providers to stream high quality video content to Android devices using less bandwidth.” 16
I / O, Android 10 introduces some interesting functionalities and tools, such as Live Caption that puts subtitles ( or captions ) to any video, audio, or podcast playing on the device, irrespective of the app it’s playing within, with or without an Internet connection.

Part 3

#Pixel    #rolling    #version

Google announced on Tuesday that Android 10, its next big version of Android, is rolling out to Pixel phones beginning today.” 2
Google also started rolling out the latest version of its mobile operating system today as an over – the – air update to Pixel phones.” 24
If you have an Android phone, you’ll be familiar with the update process for Android versions : Google launches a beta, eventually pushing that to Pixel devices, before manufacturers roll – out to other devices about six months later.” 25
However, if you bought your Google Pixel from a wireless operator, you’ll have to wait for the carrier to roll it out.” 6
This is different from Live Transcribe, another accessibility feature that Google rolled out on Pixel phones earlier this year, which transcribes the audio as it’s being shared in your immediate environment.” 3

#names    #dessert    #Q    #version

For instance, the previous Android version is called Android Pie so the next version is bound to have a dessert name starting with alphabet Q.” 13
In the process of naming Android every year, people speculate tons of dessert names but you can never know what Google picks.” 13
As the company announced last month, there are no more dessert names for Android, so this is simply “Android 10 “, without the letter Q being associated with it at all.” 19
Moreover, some names of previous Android versions like Pie and Marshmallow aren’t considered a dessert in several places and might not be popular as well.” 13
Announced in May, Android Q – known as Android 10 – ditches the pudding – based names that have been used for versions of Google’s software for the past 10 years including Marshmallow, Nougat, Oreo and Pie.” 21

#devices    #developers    #running

With Google Play system updates, we’re able to update specific internal components across all devices running Android 10 and higher, without requiring a full system update from the device manufacturer.” 12
Refer to the Advanced Devices – Software Updates page to see if Android 10 has been released for your device or if an update is coming soon.” 20
Vulkan everywhere – Vulkan 1.1 is now a requirement on all 64-bit devices running Android 10 and higher, and a recommendation for all 32-bit devices.” 12
Now with today’s public release of Android 10 and updates coming soon to devices, we’re asking all Android developers to update your current apps for compatibility as soon as possible to give your users a smooth transition to Android 10.” 12

#Pixel    #Galaxy    #XL    #Fold

If you own a Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, or Pixel 3a XL, navigate to Settings > System > System Update to check if the upgrade has reached your phone yet.” 22
Android 10 will begin rolling out today to the three generations of Pixel phones — Pixel 3 ( and 3a ), Pixel 2, and even the original Pixel!” 12
When the Galaxy S20 launches March 6, Samsung’s newest phones will be the first non – Pixel phones to have access to Live Caption.” 15
Samsung will cancel orders of its Galaxy Fold phone at the end of May if the phone is not then ready for sale.” 16
Live Caption was originally only available on the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL ( ), and eventually made its way to the rest of the Pixel lineup.” 15

#beta    #developers    #released

Google launched Android Q Beta 1 in March, Android Q Beta 2 in April, and Android Q Beta 3 in May at its I / O 2019 developers conference.” 24
Android Q — er Android 10 — made its debut in March through the Android beta program, leading up to Tuesday’s official release.” 4
After months of waiting — it was first talked about at Google’s Android Developer Summit conference last November — and no less than 6 intermediate beta versions released to developers since last March, Android 10, previously known as Android “Q “, has finally shipped.” 6
According to Google’s Android distribution dashboard for the seven – day period ended May 7, 2019, for example, only 10.4 % of all Android devices are running Android Pie, which was released last year.” 2

#OnePlus    #Pro    #T    #Redmi

As Pocket – lint notes, “OnePlus is good with updates,” so look for Android 10 on older phones too, like the OnePlus 6 T, OnePlus 6, OnePlus 5 T, and OnePlus 5.” 22
On Sept. 21, OnePlus started a staged rollout of its OxygenOS version 10.0 based on Android 10 for a “limited number of users” with the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro.” 22
Meanwhile, OnePlus has released Android 10 for the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro in “open beta “, which is part of the firm’s long – running early access software series.” 21
A full Android 10 update is available for the Essential Phone globally and the Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro in China and India.” 21
I have been using a Redmi K20 Pro, which is also on Android 10 based MIUI 11 and it too has crashed at times, going into reboots occasionally.” 7

#beta

However it did have a phone on the Android 10 beta, so we know there’s an update incoming for at least one device.” 25
Vivo has a couple of phones on the beta list for Android 10, so that’s confirmation of a couple of devices that will definitely get the update.” 25
Nokia has also confirmed that many of its phones will receive the Android 10 update, and when they’re due to land.” 25
LG isn’t the biggest force in Android phones, but the flagship LG G8 was on the 10 beta, so is likely to see an update in a reasonable timeframe.” 25
Pro tip : If you want the Android 10 update straight away, opt into the beta, and then the final version will immediately arrive.” 25

#features    #privacy    #mode    #TLS    #improved

The update includes a ton of new features, ranging from a true dark mode that helps save battery life to privacy improvements and a live caption feature that’s downright cool.” 15
TLS 1.3 by default – Android 10 also enables TLS 1.3 by default, a major revision to the TLS standard with performance benefits and enhanced security.” 12
Android 10 isn’t perfect, but it builds on a strong foundation with helpful features like a dark mode, mostly improved gesture navigation, more nuanced notification controls and better privacy tools.” 10
With the latest iteration of Android, the update brings features like Dark mode, Smart reply, Gesture navigation and additional controls for privacy and location.” 5
Finally, Android 10 also improves notifications, increases device security and adds a number of nifty new features such as Live Caption.” 9

#manufacturers    #Samsung

Some may need small updates for full compatibility, but many of those apps have already received the necessary updates including from companies such as Samsung for support of its smartphone accessories on other company’s phones.” 21
Android phones typically take longer to get updates than iPhones, since it’s up to manufacturers and carriers to approve when and which phones will receive the new version.” 2
That means users won’t have to wait for their phone manufacturer to release a full Android system update to make sure their data is protected.” 21
The state of Android security updates, which are delivered by Google once a month but do not always reach other manufacturer’s phones in a timely manner, is getting better, with most devices getting at least bi – monthly updates.” 21

#location    #control    #privacy

Android 10 features a new dedicated location section in your phone’s privacy settings giving users more control over the location data they share with apps.” 0
New smarter privacy options give you more control over what web and app data is stored and when your location is tracked.” 20
More Privacy Controls : The new privacy controls ( now in one place ) let you decide how and when data on your device is shared.” 6
Giving users more control over location data – Users have more control over their location data through a new permission option — they can now allow an app to access location only while the app is actually in use ( running in the foreground ).” 12
With Android 10, you have the option of letting an app access your location information only while you’re actively using the app.” 15

#April    #confirmed    #timeframe

The BlackBerry Key2 was confirmed to be getting Android 10 on its update path, but no official timeframe has been announced yet.” 25
These updates have been pushed out to 10 percent users on 21 April, while 50 percent devices will get them by April 24 and 100 percent by April 26.” 17
That announcement says that it will come to a number of models – although the timeframe for the final OTA update hasn’t been confirmed.” 25
Huawei had originally said on Weibo that it would be pushing the update soon after the Pixel, with reports that the update started in Europe on 15 November, but Huawei then confirmed the global timeline on 20 January 2020.” 25
Originally a list was shared by Japanese network NTT Docomo, but there’s now been an official blog post from Sony confirming models and a timeframe.” 25

#Nokia    #receive    #camera

The Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 8.1, and Nokia 7.1 are expected to receive Android 10 before the end of the year.” 22
In the first few months of 2020, the Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6.1 Plus, and Nokia 6 will receive the update.” 22
Remaining devices — including Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1, Nokia 2.1, and Nokia 1 – -are expected to be updated by the end of Q2 2020.” 22
Some of them have already received the promised update, including the Nokia 2.3 Nokia 3.2, and Nokia 4.2 that we’ll be talking about today.” 11
The countries receiving Android 10 update for Nokia 3.2 are Bulgaria, Ireland, and UK where rollouts will be done in three stages.” 17
The Nokia 2.3 now is getting the aforementioned update complete with Family Link and Focus Mode, both are Nokia – exclusive features.” 23

#logo    #robot    #head    #colour    #look

For the first time since 2014, Google refreshed the Android brand’s look and feel, consisting of a redesigned logo that prominently features a green robot head.” 8
The colour of the logo will change from lime green to black to make it easier for visually impaired people to see, while only the top half of the robot’s head will now appear on the logo.” 16
As part of the design update, Google will also change the logo and colour scheme of Android to give it a “more modern, accessible look “.” 16
While it’s cool to see that Google is putting such a big focus on Android’s robot friend, its head is the only part that’s sticking around — the rest of its body is gone for good.” 8

#mode    #theme    #settings    #battery    #system

Dark theme – Android 10 adds a system – wide dark theme that’s ideal for low light and helps save battery.” 12
Dark Theme : Ensure a consistent experience for users who enable system – wide dark theme by adding a Dark Theme or enabling Force Dark.” 12
And if you activate the battery – saving setting on a Pixel running Android 10, dark mode will be enabled by default.” 3
You can build a custom dark theme for your app or let the system create one dynamically from your current theme.” 12
You can either enable the “Dark Theme” option in the Android’s display settings or you can turn on the battery saver which will automatically turn on the dark theme.” 13
Turning on the dark theme is pretty straightforward : just pull down the Quick Settings tile or access the display section in the phone’s settings.” 0

#notification    #messages    #replies

More interactive notifications : If your notifications include messages, enable Smart Reply in notifications to engage users and let them take action instantly.” 12
Smart replies have been expanded from a very limited number of Google apps to most messaging apps, which uses on – device machine learning to provide you with one – tap replies to messages straight from the notification area.” 21
For a messaging app, for instance, you ‘d tap the bubble notification to perhaps view a conversation thread or reply without having to launch the entire app.” 14
Android 10 uses on – device ML to suggest contextual actions in notifications, such as smart replies for messages or opening a map for an address in the notification.” 12
It’s been available for Google apps before, but with Android 10 it is coming to all messaging apps including WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.” 18

#Caption    #Live    #videos    #time

With a single tap, Live Caption will automatically caption videos, podcasts and audio messages across any app — even stuff you record yourself.” 1
Live Caption automatically adds captions to your own personal videos, podcasts, voice messages and social media streams with a single tap whether your device is online or offline.” 20
For deaf users, Google is adding a Live Caption feature that will add subtitles to any video being watched on the phone.” 4
Live Caption, which uses on – device machine learning to put real – time captions on videos, podcasts, audio messages and recordings in any app, will also roll out in the autumn, on Google’s Pixel devices at first.” 21
Live Caption is able to provide real – time captions for just about anything on your phone where someone is talking, and the best part is that it happens locally on – device.” 8

#gesture    #button    #navigation    #swipe    #screen

Following up on Pie’s gesture – based navigation that kept the aging back button around, Android 10 features a fully gesture – based method of navigation.” 8
Support gesture navigation in your app by going edge – to – edge and making sure your custom gestures are complementary to the system navigation gestures.” 12
On the Pixel 4, you can find the setting by going to Settings > System > Gestures > System navigation and select Gesture navigation.” 15
Google has introduced a new gesture navigation system as part of Android 10, which sits alongside the traditional three – button and Google’s Android 9 Pie two – button navigation options.” 21
Instead of using the staple navigation buttons Android has always had, users swipe and gesture across the screen to go back, return to the home screen, open the app drawer, and trigger Google Assistant.” 4

#share    #Maps    #open    #message

A Sharing Shortcut allows developers to create a new option in the share menu that will share a file / photo / etc.” 8
So when someone sends you a message with an address or a YouTube video, you can open and navigate in Google Maps or open up the video in YouTube — no copying and pasting required.” 1
The Android 10 version of Smart Reply can also anticipate actions and will, for instance, suggest opening up the address your friend sent you in Google Maps.” 0
If a friend messages you an invite to movie, Smart Reply can pull up your Maps app with directions to the theater.” 20
Sharing with Google Keep, for example, saves you having to copy and paste text from a webpage or message to your note – taking app.” 18

#Wi    #Fi    #network    #connection    #APIs

Better networking APIs : If your app manages IoT devices over Wi – Fi, try the new network connection APIs for functions like configuring, downloading, or printing.” 12
Android 10 has a new feature that lets you create a QR code for your Wi – Fi network or scan a QR code to join a Wi – Fi network from the device’s Wi – Fi settings.” 15
Wi – Fi performance modes – Apps can now request adaptive Wi – Fi by enabling high performance and low latency modes.” 12
The network connection APIs make it easier to manage IoT devices over local Wi – Fi, for peer – to – peer functions like configuring, downloading, or printing.” 12
You can use connectivity APIs to detect if the device has a high bandwidth connection and check whether the connection is metered.

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