The latest version of Android that is predicted will finally come soon. This Android has many new features, updates that focus on privacy, and for the first time in history, this Android no longer uses a dessert name like the previous version. Android Q will officially use the name “Android 10“.
This name change will bring many innovations in its later launch. Want to know more about Android 10? Here’s everything you need to know about Android 10!
Officially called Android 10
Over the last few months speculation about the name Android Q has not been overly discussed. Since Android 1.5 Cupcake uses the name of delicious desserts, it is different with Android Q. Google officially says it is done and doesn’t want to name desserts anymore but has switched to a simpler numeric naming scheme. Thus, Android Q’s official name is “Android 10.”
For the first time since 2014, Google refreshed the look of Android with a brand feel consisting of a strikingly redesigned logo featuring a green robot head. So every time you see the Android logo text, now you’ll also see that little robot.
Even though it looks cool to see because Google focuses on placing the big Android robot, the only thing left is the head, the whole body is lost for good. The operating system on Android remains the same, but for the image there are quite drastic changes. The logo looks cleaner and looks funnier when the name of the dessert is replaced by a number.
Android 10 Preview and Beta Version
As always at the time of release, Google launched a developer preview of the latest Android version in March, which will be followed by a beta version, which anyone can test the beta version in May when it hosts the annual Google I / O conference. This year, Google decided to do things a little differently by holding the first developer preview and beta trial of the same day on March 13, 2019.
On April 3, Beta 2 was released with several bug fixes and new features. This was followed by Beta 3 that Google launched on May 7 during its annual I / O conference, and on June 5, Beta 4 made its debut. Beta 5 dropped on July 10, and most recently, Beta 6 (last beta) launched on August 7, 2019.
Apart from Pixel phones, you can also enroll in the Android 10 beta for the OnePlus 6T, Sony Xperia Z3, and LG G8. In fact, this beta version is used for 20 phones across 12 manufacturers. After logging in to your account and selecting the device you wish to register for in beta, you will receive an update over the air on your phone to download and install Android 10.
Latest Android 10 Features
As one would expect from every Google version of Android, Android 10 is full of all kinds of the latest features. We will probably be introduced to more features as beta updates are released throughout the year leading up to the final release, even now there is a lot to watch out for in Android 10. Here are the new features of Android 10 (Q):
- Better privacy controls
- Has a Dark Mode Feature
- Has a color and theme change feature
- Has a native screen recording feature
- Has native desktop mode
- Flexible control system
- The info page on the App provides more information
- Faster sharing shortcuts
- notification features have become more sophisticated
- Easy wifi sharing with QR code
- Third party applications provide a better effect
- Can use dual sim card
Button ‘Back’ will be lost
Button ‘back’ as an inherent icon in Android, it will officially disappear in Android 10. Instead of using the pie-guard gesture-based navigation button back, Android 10 comes with a fully featured navigation method. Swipe up means back to home, swipe up and hold will show the multitasking menu, and swipe from the left or right edge of your screen it will return to the previous and next screen.
That’s a pretty big change to Android navigation, and according to Google, it’s a development app design so with first swipe will open the side menu and double swipe will bring you back.
Has a White Dark Theme
After years, Google has finally confirmed that Android 10 will have wide dark a theme that can be switched on and off at any time via the settings icon. What’s even better, Google is also creating new APIs that developers can use to build their apps to dark theme also when system wide turned on.
New Selection of Theme Options
Being able to fully customize your phone is one of the things that makes Android so great, and with Android 10 something interesting is happening on the front page. Originally found in developer options in Beta 1, there is a setting to change the entire accent color User Interface.
As of August 7 and Beta 6, available colors include: Blue (default), black, green, purple, cinnamon, ocean, space, and orchid. In Beta 2, a new application appeared called “Pixel Theme.” While that doesn’t quite work, it can assume that this is where the customization tools will be put in the final version.
Real Time Live Caption
Closed captions are essential for deaf people and people with hearing difficulties in order to understand what is said in videos, podcasts, games, or other forms of media that use words in pronunciation. Android 10 comes with a feature called “Live Caption” to help solve this problem.
Live captions allow real time captions of everything on Android 10 at the exact time the person is talking, and the best part is, it doesn’t require an internet connection at all!
Big Change in Permissions
Privacy is a bigger issue than ever, and with Android 10, Google implemented several new features to let apps help give you better understanding, and more control over what apps on your phone can access.
According to an article posted by Google Blog, apps asking for your current location will reveal pop-ups all the time asking if you want to provide location access, only when the app is in use, or not at all. Furthermore, Google notes that:
In Android Q, the OS gives users more control over apps as well as controlling access to shared files. Users can also control app access to photo and video or Audio collections via new runtime permissions.
In order to download, the application must use a file system that allows the user to decide which files have been downloaded for the application to access.
Page “Permissions usage” The settings have been completely overhauled to show how many apps have been allowed, the ability to filter by permission to see which specific apps are being used, and user interface new for the “App Info” page.
Share Menu Update
The share menu on Android is a bit too cluttered for a while. Functionality is fine, but will slowly slow down to open apps, no matter what phone you are using. Luckily, Android 10 takes care of this. Google briefly mentioned this in its blog post that “The sharing feature will load instantly, because this shortcut uses the most advanced system ”. In everyday use, it looks like this will be one of the best updates.
Better Support for Foldable Phones
2019 will be the year in which mobile foldable or fold has finally hit the market, and to make sure this new device is as good as it can be, Google 10 Android is optimized with features and experiences specific to foldable phones. According to Google:
We’ve made a number of improvements in Android Q, including changes to resume and onPause to support multi-resumes and notify your app when it’s active. We’ve also changed how the activity’s resizeable manifest attribute works, to help you manage the apps displayed on both foldable and large screens.
This change is clearly meant for developers, but in the end, it will result in Android 10 being properly optimized for foldable phones of all shapes and sizes.
When Will Android 10 Be Released?
On March 13, 2019, Android 10 Beta 1 launched and available for download on the Pixel, Pixel 2, and Pixel 3 series. Beta 2 was released on April 3, Beta 3 debuted on May 7 during Google I / O, Beta 4 arrived on 5 June, Beta 5 hit on July 10, and Beta 6 appeared on August 7.
Now, we are just waiting for the final version of Android 10 to be released at some point before Q3 2019 ends. Who is waiting for the latest version of Android Q to be released? Comment below, guys!