Android 10: All you need to know

Android 10: All you need to know

Android 10 was recently unveiled on Pixel devices.

By Web Report

Published: Thu 5 Sep 2019, 5:33 PM

Last updated: Fri 6 Sep 2019, 7:25 PM

As Google started rolling out the Android 10 version of its mobile operating system to its users on Tuesday, there are certainly new features and updates to look out for. Android 10 has been unveiled on Pixel devices, including the original Pixel, Pixel 2, and Pixel 3 phones, and is packed with features like new privacy settings.
Business Insider compiled a list of 10 features that will reflect when users get the update.
10. Smart Reply
This feature gives users useful shortcuts to apps that might be relevant to notifications.
9. New swipe gestures
Instead of the traditional way of pressing the back button, users will now need to swipe right from the left edge of the screen. To flick through recently opened apps, users can also swipe left or right on the bottom of the screen. To go back to the home screen, swiping up from the bottom of the screen is required.
8. Live Caption
This feature will add handy text captions to videos, as well as to podcasts and audio messages, without needing an internet connection.
7. Sound Amplifier
This is a new app which enable users to boost the sound they want to hear and filter out background noise. However, the app only works with wired headphones.
6. Photos won't eat up space
Photos can be saved in the HEIF format which means they use up less space but still look just like JPEG format.
5. Privacy gets easier
All the privacy settings like app permissions, account activity, and personal data will be found in one place.
4. More secured location data
Users will get more control over which apps get permission to access location data. With Android 10, users can customize how the apps on the phone access location data that is - all the time; only when you use the app; or never. Also, Android 10 will notify users if any app has been given access to their location 'all the time'.
3. Security updates in Play Store
Android 10 phones will receive security updates like an app update in the Google Play store. This will make it faster and easier for users to get the latest security updates.
2. Focus Mode
With a new 'Focus Mode', users can temporarily pause apps that are distracting them.
1. Dark Mode
Android 10 has the option for a system-wide dark mode which is more comfortable for the eyes and consume less battery.

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