Android 10 is now official, with features focused on accessibility, dark mode and gesture control. Android 10 is now official. 10 things you should know about Android 10.
Android 10 is here! With this version, we focus on facilitating everyday life with functions based on machine learning on the device, as well as admitting new technologies such as Foldables and 5G. At the same time, with almost 50 changes related to privacy and security, Android 10 gives you more protection, transparency and control over your data
The new version of the Goole mobile operating system, Android 10, is now official, and comes with features focused on accessibility, dark mode, gesture control and an improvement in the control that the user can exercise over the privacy of their data.
Android 10 has since Tuesday its own page on the Android website, where the company has highlighted the highlights of this update: accessibility, privacy, gesture navigation and dark mode.
Some of the novelties in accessibility feature a series of tools for inclusive communication that the company already announced in May during its annual developer conference, Google I / O.
These are tools that allow deaf or hearing impaired people to read on screen what someone else says when they talk to them, in real time, with Live Transcribe. Or read automatic subtitles on videos with Live Caption.
But it also includes others, such as sound amplification, which filters the ambient noise and amplifies the sound according to frequencies customized by the user. Or Smart Reply, which recommends actions to the proposals of the contacts through the messaging services.
Android 10 also enhances the tools of well-being and management of mobile use, with the introduction of the ‘Focus’ mode, which allows you to select the applications that most distract the user and silence them.
Also, with the Family Link function, parents can have more control over their children's use of ‘smartphones’, Since it links the devices with the Wellness app.
The improvements introduced by Android 10 are also related to privacy and security. In this sense, the ‘smartphone’ will receive the most important patches directly from Google Play, as soon as they are available.
It will also allow the user to establish when they want to share their location with other applications (always, in use, never), choose what web usage information and applications are stored and for how long, and disable ad personalization.
The adjustments on privacy issues have also been unified in a new section, so that all options are in one place.
Android 10 also introduces the dark mode, which affects the appearance of Google applications, such as Calendar or Photos, and also allows battery optimization.
Another of the highlights of this version of Android is the gesture control that will allow you to perform actions intuitively, such as switching from one application to another by simply dragging your finger across the screen from left to right, or vice versa; return to the above by dragging from the left side to the center of the screen; or return to the main page by pushing the application from the bottom to the center of the screen.
10 things you should know about Android 10
Here are the 10 things you should know, focusing on innovation, security and privacy and digital well-being:
Simpler, smarter and more useful.
one. Smart answer now suggests actions. So when someone sends you a message with an address or a video of YouTube, you can open and navigate in Google Maps or open the video in YouTube, no need to copy and paste. And Smart Reply now works on all your favorite messaging applications.
two. Come to the dark side … with Dark Theme. You can enable Dark Theme for your entire phone or for specific applications such as Photos and Calendar. It is easier for your eyes and the battery of your phone too.
3. Take advantage of larger screens from edge to edge with the new gesture navigation. With simple swipes, you can go back, open the home screen and move smoothly between tasks. After changing, you will not want to return to the visible buttons.
Four. With just one touch, Live Caption will automatically subtitle videos, podcasts and audio messages in any application, including things you record yourself. Live Caption will be available this fall, starting with Pixel.
The new privacy and security features put you in control
5. You can choose to share only location data with applications while using them. You will also receive reminders when an application you are not actively using access your location, so you can decide whether or not to continue.
6. In a new Privacy section in Settings, you will find important controls such as Web and application activity and Ad settings in one place.
7. With updates from the Google Play system, you can now send important security and privacy fixes to your phone from Google Play, in the same way that your applications are updated. Therefore, you get these solutions as soon as they are available, without having to wait for a complete update of the operating system.
Find the right balance with technology for you and your family.
8. You have more control over where and when notifications will alert you. Mark notifications as "Silent" and they will not make noise or appear on the lock screen, so you will only receive alerts whenever you want.
9. Now Family Link is part of all Android 9 or 10 devices, directly in the Digital Wellness settings. Parents can use these tools to establish basic digital rules such as daily screen time limits, bedtime of the device, time limits in specific applications and more. They can also review the applications that children install on their devices, as well as their use.
10. Do you want to be in the area but not outside the network? Digital Wellbeing now brings you Focus mode. Select the applications that distract you, such as email or news, and silence them until you exit focus mode. Sign up for the Beta to try it.
There is much more to Android 10, including a new business feature that allows you to use different keyboards for your personal and work profiles, application timers for specific websites so you can balance your time on the web, new emoji with gender inclusion and Direct support audio transmission to hearing aid devices.
Android 10 begins to be implemented on Pixel phones today, and we are working with our partners to launch and update devices to Android 10 this year. Learn more at android.com/10