Android 10 has been released and rolling out to all Google Pixel smartphones including Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, and Pixel XL. Users may sideload the “Over-The-Air” (OTA) update files aside from flashing factory images, Either wait for the OT) update to roll out. This time Google has made the decision to break the history of naming Android OS releases after candies and sweets, and now the given name of the new version is just Android 10.
We will let you know the best ways to start getting Android 10 on your Pixel Smartphones. And also will briefly talk about Android 10 new features and updates.
How to download and Install Android 10
As mentioned before, for those who have a Pixel device can wait for the Android 10 Over-The-Air updates to, or can search for new updates through Settings –> System –>System updates. Google has additionally released the Android 10 Over-The-Air update for all the Pixel devices, so you can get these files here. These update files could be sideloaded as soon retrieved onto your Pixel phone.
Pixel users can also visit the Android 10 factory images pages and if perhaps, they would like to flash the entire ROM on to their devices. But keep in mind that, this method will erase all of the phone data, and back-up should be taken before starting the flashing process. Google also published the rollouts in a blog post by Dave Burke, VP of Engineering, and Android. The AOSP (Android Open Source Project) the page has also received the Android 10 source code,
Top new features of Android 10
- Enhanced Privacy Controls
Android 10 provides a “Privacy section” within the Settings area with some special features including Ad Settings, Location History, Activity Controls, app location permission, blocking unwanted app launches, prevent tracking and Scoped Storage that provides users a better control on their installed apps. Android 10 will provide improved location settings to enable users to control how apps can access the device location. It will also provide additional options to choose from give access all the time, never, or only if the app is running.
- Dark Theme: Android 10
Android 10 provides system-wide Dark Theme, which will save battery life and reduced eye strain as well. System-wide dark theme option could be found in Settings –> Display –> the new Quick Settings tile (or simply by turning on Battery Saver feature). Aside from swapping device UI to dark mode, apps which are supported by this feature will also show their new dark theme.
- Focus mode: Android 10
Focus mode is also a fresh Android OS feature which will probably be available for Android 9.0 Pie users as well. Focus Mode allows users to silence the apps if find annoying till they will leave the mode. The focus mode could be quickly switched on and off via Quick Tiles.
- Live Caption: Android 10
Live Caption is probably one of the most interesting features of Android 10. Captions technology is developed for YouTube which is a totally on-device captioning tool that allows the OS to offer captions for videos, audio messages, podcasts, etc. across the apps. This feature will also be very beneficial for those who have hearing difficulty and also for those that want to watch things on mute.
- Enhanced Notifications: Android 10
Android 10 has also presented a structure for the notification system. This is designed to help users to control the extra notifications that all the time we have to deal with. Priority notifications definitely will grab user’s attention with status bar icon and sounds, and will also be displayed on the lock screen, while Gentle notifications (settings) will be silent and will just reside in the pull-down notifications shade
- Bubble notifications: Android 10
Bubbles are Android 10’s one of the most interesting features is a new style of notifications. This new Feature is much Similar to the Chat Heads that some messaging apps like Facebook use. Bubbles enable users to quickly multi-task while having a conversation. Flying icons will appear on the screen for chat notifications and will remain on screen so a user can make a conversation at any time. These Floating icons can be dragged to any area of the screen, and easily tap on them to expand the affiliated app’s message.
- Smart Reply and Actions
“Smart Reply” is also a new addition of Smart Reply and activities into the Notifications structure. This feature is to offering system-provided smart replies and actions placed in the notifications section by default. Developers are able to bring their particular replies and activities. By system default, all the notifications from any messaging app will allow users to quickly send valuable in-text info as a reply.
- Redesigned share sheets
Android 10 provides a brand-new share sheet. this is a new User interface that appears when user wants to send any information within an app, snippet of text, possibly to a specific individual or to any other supported app. The new sheet now is easier to use besides making the available choices even more clear.
- Gesture navigation mode options
It also has a new completely gestural navigation mode that gets rides of the navigation bar area. This feature allows apps and games to be used in the full-screen to provide their content. Home, Recants and back could be accessed with edge-swipes instead of visual buttons. These options easily are switched on or off from Settings –> System– > Gestures.
- Native Support for Foldable Devices
It also provides indigenous support for foldable devices like Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X. In the demo I/O 2019, Google demonstrated an awesome consistent Feature in which games can switch from a smaller display to a larger. This support will be useful and extend support to more such upcoming smartphones in the future.
some other features including improved security updates, Sound Amplifier, as well as improved Family Link.
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