Android 10 has been released for all Pixel phones. Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, and Pixel XL have started receiving Android 10 updates. Users can wait for the roll-out of Over the Air update if they want. You also have the option to sideload OTA update files. Remember that Android 10 was introduced in March this year in the name of the Android Q Beta program. With the latest software version, Google decided to change the 10-year history in which the company used Android’s name as Desert. Now the latest software is being called as Android 10. Google claims that by changing the name, it wants to make its product easier for global users to understand.
Now that Android 10 has been released. Let’s take a look at the new features coming with it …
Android 10: How to download, install
If you have a Pixel smartphone, you can wait for Android 10 OTA update, or check the new update in Settings> System> System updates. Google has also published files of Android 10 OTA update. You can find the update files by clicking here. You can download these files on the pixel phone and download them. Even though this OTA update method will not erase your data. But we would suggest you to make a backup.
Pixel phone users can flash the entire ROM in their phones by visiting the Android 10 factory image page. By doing this all the data will be erased. That is, it would be extremely important to back up the data before flashing.
Top features of Android 10
It was announced in Dark Theme I / O 2019 itself that Android 10 comes with System-Wide Thark Theme. This reduces eye strain and also saves battery life. Users can activate the system-wide dark theme by going to Settings> Display. It can also be activated by turning on the new Quick Settings tile or battery saver. Apart from changing the system UI to dark, the supporting apps will also show the new dark theme.
And for better privacy controls
, Android 10 brings a new privacy section in Settings. This section comes with options such as activity controls, location history and add settings. It also comes with many new features. You will be able to decide app location permissions. Access to data through the app can be controlled through scoped storage.
The privacy feature also has a restriction on launching unwanted apps in the background. This has been done to curb tracking.
Android 10 comes with enhanced location controls. In this, users get the opportunity to control access to the device’s location on the apps. There will be many options – forever, never or when the app is open.
Focus Mode is the new Android feature that will also be made available for Android Pie users. The new feature is part of the company’s digital wellbeing program. Focus mode allows users to silence the apps they want. The new mode can be activated and activated via the quick toggle.
Live Caption is probably the most interesting feature of Android 10. Live Caption has been made part of Android 10, using the captioning technology developed for YouTube. Now the operating system itself will write captions in audio messages, videos, podcasts and many other apps. This feature is very useful for those who like to watch videos on mute and who have difficulty listening.
Android 10 has notified the notifications. Now it will be divided between Gentle and Priority. The motive behind this is to reduce the overload of notifications. Priority notifications will draw the attention of users. It will feature status bar icons with voice. It will also appear on the lock screen. While Gentle notifications will always be silent. These pull-down notifications will be available in the shed.
A new feature called Bubbles has come in Android 10. This will be the new style of notifications. Like some messaging apps use chat heads. Bubbles will give users the option to multitask easily. Floating icons will appear on the screen for chat notifications. These icons will remain on the screen so that the user can start the conversation at any time. Users will be able to drag them to any part of the screen. Bubbles will be prioritized for communications notifications.
Gesture navigation mode option
Android 10 is coming with a new gestural navigation mode that will remove the navigation bar area. The aim is that apps and games content can be run full screen. Back, Home and Recent will be accessible through Edge Swipe instead of Visible Button. They can now be switched on by going to Settings> System> Gestures. The home screen swipes from the bottom to the top of the screen, resents when held, and swipes from the left or right edge of the screen.
Native support for foldable devices
Android 10 is coming with native support for foldable devices. In I / O 2019, Google also showed a cool continuity feature in which games can be switched from small screens to large tablet-like screens. Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X can be launched soon, so this support will prove useful. In the future, native support can also be given for other smartphones. Other features include the improved family link, sound amplifier and improved security update