The great update 2019 from Android is a special update – it is the tenth full version of the world's most widely used operating system. The upcoming release, known as Android 10 (codenamed Android Q), is currently in beta, and we've been working on it for the past two months. While the update is not a dramatic visual change, there are plenty of good things to look forward to.
Google recently started referring to Android versions without the usual "dot-0" suffix, so Android 10 is expected to be called just "ten". As for the dessert code name, there are not many options that start with the letter Q (Qurabiya? Quindim?), But a sponsored name like Android Quik is not out of the question.
Although we do not know much As far as the name or nickname is concerned, we've been testing new features in beta since Developer Preview 1
. 1 System-Wide Dark Mode (Finally!)
Back in 2017, before Android Pie was released, an Android user asked Google about implementing a system-wide Dark mode in Android. Their reasoning was that with the advent of OLED panels in smartphones, this feature was an easy way to improve battery life. To the surprise of all, a Googler responded:
Our engineering team added this feature. It will be available in a future Android version.
Later that day, Google added to the hype by noting that the dark mode was actually a switcher in the developer options that changed the look of quick settings, the power menu, the app drawer (using Pixel Launcher) and apps developed by Google that implement a dark theme, such as: News, YouTube and phone.
At that time, we were cautiously optimistic. However, with Android 10 Q in hand, we can confirm that Dark Mode is finally here!
In the final version, the setting should be under "Display" in Preferences. Here you will find the new option "Theme", which will take you to a new page with two options: "Dark" and "Light". Select "Dark" to activate the new Dark mode.
One difference is that the Dark mode varies depending on the screen display. For example, the background of Settings on the Pixel 3 is black while the Essential PH-1 is gray. The former uses an OLED panel, the latter an LCD that can not produce a pure black image.
. 2 Back button has disappeared
Google has finally made an all-in with gesture controls and made a change that is likely to split the community. The back button is gone. Instead of Android Pie's navigation buttons, which consist of an elongated home button and an arrow to the rear, there's a thinner home button and nothing else. To go back, Android chooses the popular gesture found in many third-party apps – swiping from the left or right edge of the screen to the center now serves as the backspace key.
3. APEX (System Updates Through the Play Store?)
Imagine you do not have to wait for a wireless service provider or the manufacturer of your phone to publish an OTA update before you can access the latest Android features. Instead, much of these updates would come directly from Google as they became available, possibly by simply updating the app in the Play Store.
According to XDA, an extension of APEX ("application express"). ) in Android 10 could lead to such a scenario. At least, it seems Google is changing the way libraries are updated in the new version. Libraries are precompiled code to which other programs, e.g. Android apps. In previous versions of Android, these libraries needed a software update to be updated.
With Android 10, these libraries can now be updated like an app. While the full implications of this change are still unknown, it seems superficial as if this could mean that much of the system updates could be loaded into the Play Store. In a perfect world, this would mean that most of the Android updates would be available almost immediately to all users.
. 4 Foldable Phone Support
This year, several foldable phones have already been announced, with rumors of some more before the year ends. For each of these phones Android is used, which currently does not natively support this new form factor.
Android 10 has built-in support for leaflets and the variety of orientations it can appear in. Therefore, despite the different possibilities of Huawei, Samsung, and Xiaomi has implemented a flexible display, with which the OS can work, which in any case provides a seamless experience.
Project Treble helped provide faster Android updates for non-pixel devices. Another benefit of this change was that developers can flash Generic System Images (GSIs) on any Project Treble-enabled device to get the latest Android version and test how their apps work. However, this required an unlocked boot loader, which is not possible on some phones (as with many phones with carrier brand).
According to XDA Android 10 will launch a new project called "Dynamic Android". This allows developers to temporarily install a GSI on a device without having to unlock the bootloader. Developers no longer need an emulator to get the latest software update and to test how the latest software update affects their app. Instead, they can test it on their device whether the bootloader is unlocked or not.
This has obvious implications – this feature could be of great benefit to the custom ROM community if Google implements it in a way that ordinary users can use the feature. If you probably need a device included with Android 10, imagine a future in which you can launch LineageOS as a dynamic Android GSI without having to unlock the bootloader on your phone.
. 6 Live Caption
Android Q lets you turn on subtitles every time you watch a video. Without the use of the Internet, Android 10 can listen to the video locally and create subtitles in real time. This incredible feature is possible because Google uses the local machine learning capabilities of our phones to decode languages. And this works on all operating systems, including web content and third-party apps, not just apps developed by Google.
8. Focus Mode
Focus mode allows you to temporarily disable distracting notifications. After activation, you can disable alerts for any app installed on your phone. Until you turn focus mode off, you will not receive notifications from these apps, so you can avoid distractions.
If I asked you if you remembered the last time you used Android Beam, would you remember? It seems that this could be the case for many Android users, which would explain why Google seems to get rid of it in Android 10.
In the first developer preview of Android 10, this feature was removed from Google. While the feature was much more useful on first boot, many things have changed since then. The ability to easily share large files with file sharing apps or Bluetooth has limited its use, and it seems (though we're not sure) that Google no longer needs it.
While Google removes that, you still leave it to manufacturers to decide if they want to keep Android Beam or not. When OEMs add support for NFC, they also need to explain support for Android Beam. How many OEMs continue to support this feature is an assumption for everyone, but it seems that the end of the day is coming for Android Beam.
10. Digital Wellbeing in Chrome
Digital Wellbeing, the new hub launched with Android 9 Pie to protect itself from your phone, could find a new home in Android 10. According to AndroidHeadlines, Digital Wellbeing was found in the Chrome browser. No, the feature does not move. Instead, the same app limits and tracking can now be applied to your web browsing. This feature also resolves a workaround where your Instagram usage for the day has expired, and you use the browser to continue using the social media platform.
. 11 Better Permission Management
Once again, Google continues its efforts to protect users with Android 10 from malicious apps and malware. The new version includes more control over permissions. Now you can set apps to access specific sensors and permissions only during active use. For example, you could give Google Maps permission to access your location while the app is open, but lock the location when Google Maps is closed.
The individual permissions information page has also been redesigned to make it more understandable to casual users. Based on the appearance of the Digitial Wellbeing app, Android 10 makes it easy to determine which permissions an app has access to and does not apply to. It also lists which permission is most frequently requested and which permission is most commonly used, so you can make an informed decision about how to use sensors from apps installed on your phone.
For permission requests, Location Permission gave us an additional option. While allowing only permissions to allow or deny permissions for other permissions, you can use the location to restrict usage to the foreground.
If you select "Allow only while using the app," you can restrict the tracking of your location by malicious apps in the background. It also represents an intermediate option between fully trusting the app with your location and fully trusting the app with this information. At a minimum, you must now open the app before collecting data to limit the damage it can cause.
As smartphone users grow younger and younger, it is essential for parents to be able to monitor how their children are using their devices accurately. With Family Link, a children's phone can be accessed directly from a parent phone under the Digital Wellbeing option. Here you can review and approve apps that are on the phone, set the daily usage limits, how much time was spent in each app, and set a sleep time to force them from the phone.
Parents You can even set app-timers for specific apps. This allows you to control how long kids use certain apps, and they'll get a bonus time if they're good. With these tools, you can protect your child's digital well-being and protect it from potential online dangers by having more control over what it does and how it works.
13. New & # 39; Sensors Off & # 39; Toggle
Android 10 also includes a new tile for the Sensors Off setting. After activation, the camera, accelerometer, proximity sensor and compass are disabled. We believe that the other sensors, such as the gyroscope and the barometer, are affected but could not verify this. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS are not affected.
In Android 10, you can now adjust the amount of vibration based on the type of alarm. For example, you can make the vibration level stronger for calls but weaker for other notifications. Previously, ring and notifications were adjusted together.
One of the many benefits of rooting is the ability to better manage apps traffic. For example, you do not know, but any Android app can read and change your clipboard. The only way to change this action is currently in apps like AppOpps, a framework that lets you manage these hidden permissions.
Android 10 finally changes this default permission. According to XDA, the new version limits what apps can read in the clipboard in the background. While this change is not as significant as it was three years ago when the AutoFill API did not exist (meaning that you probably used the clipboard to store your temporary logon password on accounts), it does improve the protection for Users and continues Google's commitment to improving the privacy and security of its platform.
Android stores data either in internal memory or on external storage (microSD cards and USB drives). If apps have permission to access the external storage, they can currently read and write any files. This setup can be misused because apps can use this capability to access data they do not need access to.
Android 10 changes this by introducing new permissions. According to XDA, Android Q now allows you to grant or deny the following permissions to apps: the ability to read locations of your media, access music files, access photos, and access videos
For apps that already use the Possibility for external storage is limited to read permission, not just read and write.
In Android 8.0 Oreo and 9.0 Pie, Google has taken significant steps to restrict the ability of apps to access your location in the background. This change was designed to prevent malicious apps from tracking the location of a phone without the users knowing it.
However, this change did harm to intentional apps because it prevented them from mapping their location in the background. Instead, they had to wait for the user to open the app, then find their position and hinder the experience.
In Android 10, Google is revising this policy again. According to XDA, apps can capture your location in the background again. Users are better warned, thanks to the improved permissions system, which tells you when "an app always has access to the location, even if you're not using the app" and can change this setting.  18. Desktop Mode
We have seen that both Samsung and Huawei have the ability to use Android with a dock or cable like a desktop, but it looks like they are not alone for long , With a new setting in Developer Options, Force Desktop Mode, you can connect your phone to an external monitor and interact with apps in Freeform mode. According to XDA, after enabling the toggle switch, you'll need to run the following ADB command to use this function:
adb shell at startup -n "com.google.android.apps.nexuslauncher / com android. launcher3.SecondaryDisplayLauncher "
However, if you downloaded the non-GMS Android Q image for Android Studio, use this command instead:
adb shell at start -n" com.android.launcher3 / com android.launcher3.SecondaryDisplayLauncher "
Remember that Mac and Linux users must use" ./adb "instead of" adb. "
19. Freeform Windows
Android Q borrows from Samsung and brings Freeform windows to Android. These windows are small rectangles that overlay other apps. Unlike the picture-in-picture mode, which has a limited size, you can resize those windows to the size you want and do not need to be supported by the app.
You can only do this at the time of writing. Open a freeform window. These windows can be from any page of the app and are not limited to videos like PiP.
We were all there. We changed the Wi-Fi password, and now everyone in our household asks for the new password. You may have sent it to them by SMS in the past, but this is dangerous because SMS is unencrypted and can be caught during transmission. Also, anyone with access to their text messages will now have their password if they do not delete the message from their phone (and you).
Android 10 fixes this by adding the ability to share your password with a QR code code. These security codes can be scanned by iPhone and Android users (including older versions of Android) so they can connect to the Wi-Fi network immediately without knowing the password. This feature even requires authentication (such as your fingerprint or passcode) to protect you if someone picks up your phone and tries to share that information.
According to 9to5Google, four commits have been posted that focus on the ability of carriers to restrict devices. In Android 10, network operators can now create a whitelist and a blacklist of cell phones for their networks, making it difficult to use certain unlocked phones with their mobile service.
There are also new compulsions that relate to two levels -SIM phones. With Android 10 devices, network operators can restrict activation of the second SIM slot until an approved SIM card is in the first slot. This restriction also applies after restarting the phone or when performing a factory reset.
22nd Support for Secure Face Unlock
Face recognition has become a popular biometrics for smartphones. Apple's iPhone X was the first mobile phone to combine multiple sensors, including a point projector and IR emitters, to create a safe and fast method. For most technologies in the smartphone industry, competition has rapidly replicated, creating less secure methods (like OnePlus phones) and nearly identical copies of Huawei and Xiaomi.
The Android operating system does not work. There's native support for face recognition biometrics, and as a result, the safer iterations had to work with Google to adapt to Android, making them less efficient than they could be.
However, according to XDA, this seems to be the case The next version of Android will add native support. In APK for the framework res of Android 10, rows were found that described an error message when a device was missing facial recognition hardware. But even more interesting were the lines of code in which the device of face recognition was discussed. Similar to the fingerprint scanner, these describe the need to set a password, PIN or pattern as a backup. This suggests that the system is adopting a form of biometrics that Google considers trustworthy and can be used anywhere a fingerprint was present (pending developers add support to their apps).
23rd Built-in Video Recorder
Android 10 adds a built-in video recorder that complements the built-in screenshot feature of the operating system. As with the screenshot feature, this is a big win for privacy as paperless apps were a breeding ground for malware. When masquerading as a screenwriting app, malicious developers used these apps to record your screen in the background and use that information for financial incentives. With a built-in video recorder, you no longer need to trust third-party apps.
The power menu receives a new emergency call button. Android 10 adds a new button that starts the emergency call picker. In this way, you can quickly call 911 or other emergency services while in distress.
Wi-Fi standards and versions can be confusing. There are versions that were previously lettered (for example, 802.11ac) and are now identified by numbers (such as Wi-Fi 6) that indicate the speed and performance of the wireless connection. Then there are security standards (such as WPA2) that indicate what type of protection is available to prevent hackers from accessing your network or Internet connection. The latter is supported by Android in Android 10.
The latest security standard is WPA3, providing significantly improved security for Wi-Fi. WPA3 introduces Simultaneous Authentication of Equals (SAE), which replaces the pre-shared key of WP2. SAE is a new way for your router to determine if your phone can access your network. Until 2016, the pre-shared key was considered safe until the key re-installation attacks (KRACK) were discovered. This made WPA2-based Wi-Fi networks vulnerable (although a fix was later sent in the form of a security patch).  WP3 also supports 192-bit encryption over 128-bit encryption in WPA2. This is an optional feature, but it can bring tremendous benefits to schools and organizations that need the most protection. WPA3 also makes open Wi-Fi networks more secure by using "individual data encryption" even in an open Wi-Fi network.
With 5G just around the corner, Android must prepare for the coming wave of 5G-powered devices and networks. There is currently no indication of when your phone is using a 5G network. However, 9to5Google has discovered both 5G and 5G + ads in the Android 10 code, so this is no longer a problem.
While you could change the shape of icons with custom starters for years, this was limited to the icons that were placed on the Home screen and in the App tray. In Android 8.0, the Pixel Launcher even added support for new symbol shapes along with the Adaptive Icon feature. However, if you prefer the look of "Tear" or "Squirkle", you will lose that look when you are in the Settings and other areas.
With Android 10, Google has added the option to make a system-wide change and comes with a small bonus. Unlike starters like Nova, which can only change the icons of apps, this new feature also tweaks the Quick Settings tiles. Prior to Android 10, this feature was only available on custom ROMs and provided an easy way to demarcate your phone from the crowd.
In addition to the Quick Settings tile, app icons (if displayed) also support appendix icons, including the overview menu (multitasking interface) and the sharing menu. There are four options currently available: the default circles Teardrop, Squircle, and Rounded Rectangles (which work well with the new look of Android Q.)
System-wide adaptive symbols were not the only new customization feature added to Android 10. You can also add system-wide accent colors that are flagged as themes in the Developer Options menu.
With themes, you change the color of the active quick-setting tiles, the brightness bar, the active toggle switch in settings and much more. There are currently four colors to choose from: Blue (default), Black, Green and Purple.
Based on Some of the unpacks made by XDA, it seems like these theming options are actually one new app that comes preinstalled on Pixel devices with Android 10. The app, which appears to be called Pixel Themes will have the new accent colors, font changes, and icon shapes currently in developer options. This also means that Google can update this app as an app with new options, so Android needs much-needed customization options previously available only in custom ROMs.
If you see that X% of the battery is left, you will not be able to tell when exactly your phone is dying. Although you can estimate based on the percentage (for example, if you have a battery life of 5% you should probably run and find a charger), it will be harder if you use a percentage that is not close to 100% or 0 % lies. If you know when the battery is empty, you can make decisions when the charger is not nearby.
In Android 9 Pie führte Google die Adaptive Battery ein, eine Funktion, bei der das Erlernen des Telefons mithilfe des maschinellen Lernens ( Batterieverbrauch) und optimieren Sie das System entsprechend Ihrer Telefonnutzung. Wenn Sie beispielsweise "Gmail" morgens für 10 Minuten als Erstes öffnen, wird Android es in einem höheren App-Standby-Bucket platzieren. Sie sehen, dass Sie es aktiv benötigen. Es wird zu diesem Zeitpunkt auch eine selten verwendete App in einem niedrigeren Bereich festlegen, wodurch die Synchronisierung der Hintergrunddaten und der Batterieverbrauch eingeschränkt werden.
Mit all diesen Daten hat Android viel besser festgestellt, wann das Telefon stirbt, und zwar auf die Hälfte Stunde. In Android 10 platziert Google diese Informationen vorne und in der Mitte. Wenn in Ihrer Statusleiste die Anzeige für den Batterieprozentsatz aktiviert ist, wenn Sie den Benachrichtigungsschirm einmal herunterziehen (wobei die ersten sechs Kacheln der Schnelleinstellungen sichtbar werden), wird neben dem Akkusymbol die geschätzte Zeit angezeigt, zu der Ihr Telefon sterben wird. Diese Zeit wird je nach Nutzung angepasst, um die Genauigkeit zu verbessern.
Bei der maschinellen Lernanalyse des Batterieverbrauchs weiß Ihr Android-Telefon auch, wann Sie Ihr Telefon normalerweise tagsüber aufladen würden. Wenn in Android Q festgestellt wird, dass der Akku vor Erreichen dieser normalen Ladezeit stirbt, kann Battery Saver automatisch aktiviert werden – wie cool ist das!
Beim Musikhören reichen die üblichen Wiedergabesteuerelemente manchmal nicht aus. Ich kann mir mehrere Male vorstellen, dass ich mir einen bestimmten Vers oder Abschnitt eines Songs anhören möchte und musste aufhören, was ich tat, mein Handy entsperren und die Fortschrittsanzeige in meiner Musik-App verwenden, um zum genauen Punkt zurückzukehren, an dem ich gerade bin wollte hören.
Android 10 ändert dies, indem es die Musiksteuerungsbenachrichtigungen mit einem Liedfortschrittsbalken aktualisiert. Unter den üblichen Wiedergabesteuerungen können Sie auch über den Scrubber durch Ihren Lieblingssong blättern. Wie üblich ist die Benachrichtigung auch auf dem Sperrbildschirm verfügbar, sodass Sie mit wenigen Handgriffen zu einem bestimmten Abschnitt wechseln können.
Für diejenigen, die Apps auf Seiten laden, sind Sie mit der Installationsaufforderung bestens vertraut. Eine meist weiße Seite mit dem Namen der App und einer Installationsleiste, die den Fortschritt anzeigt. Sie haben vielleicht nie darüber nachgedacht, aber es gibt viel verschwendeten Speicherplatz.
Offenbar stimmte das Android-Team zu und änderte es für Android 10. Jetzt erscheint anstelle einer vollständigen Seite ein Popup mit denselben Informationen. Es ist zwar keine große Änderung, aber es ist eine viel sauberere Erfahrung.
In früheren Android-Versionen konnten Benachrichtigungen mit einem Wischvorgang in beide Richtungen interagiert werden. In Android Oreo wurden diese Gesten erweitert, um den Zugriff auf ein Untermenü zu ermöglichen, in dem Sie Benachrichtigungen verwalten können, wenn Sie den Wischvorgang vorzeitig beendet haben (d. H. Langer Wischvorgang, um Optionen zu schließen). In diesem Untermenü war die Möglichkeit, einzelne Benachrichtigungen zu deaktivieren oder eine bestimmte Art von Benachrichtigungen über Benachrichtigungskanäle zu deaktivieren.
Der Zugriff auf dieses Untermenü war nicht die einfachste Geste, da ein teilweiser Wisch nach links oder rechts erforderlich war. Dies würde häufig zu einer unbeabsichtigten Benachrichtigungsabmeldung führen, wenn Sie zu schnell wischen.
Bei Android 10 änderten sich die Gesten. Anstelle eines teilweisen Wischens führt Android nun einen Wisch nach links aus, um automatisch auf das Untermenü zuzugreifen, während der Wisch nach rechts die Benachrichtigung verwirft. Darüber hinaus können Sie diese Geste in umgekehrter Reihenfolge anpassen (rechts für Optionen, links zum Schließen).
34 . Änderungen am Untermenü "Benachrichtigung"
Das Untermenü "Benachrichtigungen" hat sich gegenüber der vorherigen Android-Version geändert. Die zwei Schaltflächen, mit denen Sie eine Benachrichtigung deaktivieren und Benachrichtigungen für eine App deaktivieren können, sind verschwunden. Instead, Google is making it easier by adding new buttons and description, so you know what each means.
Snoozing alerts is gone. Instead, you silence alerts by choosing "Gentle" so that they appear in the notification shade but not on the lock screen, and so they don't make a sound or create a banner. You can also change an alert to a higher priority by choosing "Interruptive," which will make it play a sound, create a banner, and show up in the status bar, lock screen, and notification shade. Choose either option on the list and select "Apply" in the bottom right to save the change. There is also a button in the bottom left to turn off the notifications.
Android 9 Pie made a bold change in how the volume rocker worked by making the media volume the default action. This was a huge win for those in the Android community who had been asking for this for years. But Google isn't stopping there. With Android 10, Google is making all volume levels even easier to access.
Instead of having to enter Settings for some volume levels, you can now manage the volume of your media, calls, ringer, and alarms from any screen. After pressing the volume rocker to bring up the volume menu, choose the icon at the bottom of the menu. This will bring up a new popup which provides access to each of the manageable volume bars found in the Settings.
This one is a small change. Android made a minor tweak to the battery icons in the status bar. Instead of the empty portion being gray, it is now fully transparent with a white outline.
Android has always prioritized multitasking. Since its inception, it's always been easier than other mobile OSes to manage the multiple alerts which arrive on your smartphone. Android 10 will continue this tradition with a new feature known as bubbles.
Bubbles are small icons that can be overlaid over other apps. Once selected, these icons give you quick access to interactions within the app. One example of this is Android Messages. With bubbles, you can continue a conversation with specific contact without having to open the Android Messages app each time. While there's already some inline messaging functionality with notifications, bubbles make interaction even easier, as they operate as a mini version of the app that you can access at any time.
38. Directional & Zoomable Microphones
Developers now have access to a new MicrophoneDirection API which lets them specify a specific direction of the microphone when recording audio. For example, a voice recording app can now direct the microphone nearest your mouth (using the gyroscope to detect the orientation of the phone) for clear recording. Additionally, this same API gives your microphone zooming capabilities, allowing apps to control the recording field dimension.
With the search bar in Settings is a new Google Account button. Similar to Gmail, you can select this icon to switch accounts (if you have more than one Google account synced to your phone), access emergency information, jump into the "About Phone" page, manage Google Pay, and configure your Google Account.
When Android 5.0 Lollipop launched, it introduced an animation which faded the colors of your screen to a black and white monochrome when you turned the display off. It was removed after Android 5.1 Lollipop because it caused a memory leak problem.
With Android 10, it's back and better than ever. Not only does your phone fade to monochrome when the screen turns off, but it fades back into color when the screen turns on. It's quick and a little hard to notice, but watch the screen when you hit the power button. It turns monochrome before it goes black. It then it fades from monochrome to full color when you turn the screen on.
We will continue to update this article as new changes become known. What do you think about Android 10 so far? Are you excited about the new update? Let us know in the comment section below.
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