If we talk about the mobile phone operating system then Android has got the largest market share occupying 76% of the total smartphone industry. We have been using Android ever since it was launched and till then it kept releasing new versions every year and again this year it is coming with Android 10.
Users are much excited for Android 10 and it has its own reasons as well as you don’t have to spend 1000 of dollars as you spend on Iphones which operates on IOS. You can easily get it in any mid-range phone after its final release. Android devices are much cheaper then IOS and that’s the main reason that it has the largest market share in the entire world. Android versions updates frequently and each updates comes with unique features & functionality.
For the most part of the year 2019, the operating system has been in Beta mode or we can say that it was under testing and according to the developers the ‘Q’ in an ‘Android Q’ is going to turn into a codename which is related to a snack theme.
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Android 10 – Latest Features
If you an Android user over a course of time then the thing that you will look first in an Android Q is the new gesture navigation. The new gesture control is the thing which is never seen before in any of the Android versions. If you guys are bored by using those buttons or even touch buttons then-new gesture control is for you.
The new gesture control— which is an optional feature (Can be turned ON or OFF from the settings) is going to replace all your buttons that are present at the bottom of your phone with a white bar same like the iPhone. Same as iPhone android has also included some pre-defined gesture actions like you can swipe up to go home and swipe straight to quickly switch between apps. Unlike IOS, Android uses an app drawer. To access that, you swipe up from the bottom when on the home screen.
Lastly, Google Assistant is also introduced with a new gesture i.e swiping diagonally from either of the bottom corners. On the home screen, there are two little curved lines that sometimes appear to remind you that extra gesture actions exist.
- Swipe from the bottom – Go Home or to the overview screen
- Swiping from either side (left or right) – Go back
- Swipe across the bottom – Switch Apps
- Swipe up diagonally from the bottom – Open Google Assistant
This is one of the most highlighted features or mode which you can find on every blog on tech forums. Let’s talk about some benefits of using Dark Theme.
- It reduces power usage by a significant amount (depending on the device)
- It improves the visibility for users who are sensitive to bright light or have a low vision problem
- If you are in a low light environment then it makes it easier to use in that environment
Notifications And Focus Mode
Google is providing beta accessibility to a brand-new feature called Focus Mode, which is kind of an odd crossbreed in between the App Timers you enter Digital Wellbeing as well as Do Not Disturb.
If some apps keep distracting you then you can easily blacklist them by using Focus Mode. Those apps get shut down in the background whenever you turn On the Focus Mode. Once the Focus Mode is turned ON, blacklisted apps won’t be able to send any notifications to you.
Notifications now come with extra settings that allow you to change them directly when they appear. But as opposed to the difficult concern settings from in the past, there’s just a switch to either kill them or relocate them to a “quiet” section. You can go discover them if you desire much more granular notification controls.
Along with most of the visible changes, there are some new settings introduced in Android 10 which are related to Location permission for Apps. During the time of setup, you’ll be able to see a new option that will allow your location to be read when the app is in use. Before this update, there is nothing like this on Android, while the iPhone allowed this type of permission. This time, Android will push you notifications that a particular app is using your location in the background, this feature is influenced by IOS 13.
Important Privacy Features
- Apps won’t be able to access unchangeable device information so that it will make harder for them to track you.
- Apps won’t start directly in the background they have to pop a notification first
- Access for the camera is now limited.
- WIFI information access is now restricted. And since Wi-Fi could potentially reveal your location, apps will be needing location permission to see information about your network.
- Android 10 introduces “scoped storage,” which will provide them a particular area in hard disk and they won’t be able to use the entire hard disk, just like the iPhone. Unfortunately, scoped storage is only an option in Android 10. It won’t become a requirement until next year.
There are tons of other features that are my personal favorites like
Live Caption: With just a single click it will caption anything for you, a video, podcast or any audio recording, even stuff that you record yourself without needing a Wifi or data connection.
Sound Amplifier: Now boost your phone’s sound, remove background noise and enhance the sound quality using Sound Amplifier. Just plug in your headphones and enjoy the amazing sound quality offered by Sound Amplifier.
Android 10 isn’t ideal, however, it improves a solid structure with useful functions like a dark setting, primarily enhanced gesture navigation, even more, nuanced alert controls as well as much better personal privacy tools. It will not totally improve the way you make use of Android, however by re-engineering some crucial software updates and also including assistance for collapsible tools as well as 5G, this transitional upgrade is everything about leading the way for tomorrow.