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What happened to the dessert name?
If you're a longtime Android user, you probably know that Google usually gives a new dessert name to new Android versions. That has changed this year. Google announced a few weeks ago that the Android brand and its name strategy will be updated.
With this change, the new version of Android is now called Android 10. This numbering strategy will be used in the future, but Google plans to update the dessert names for future internal development builds. Trivia: Android 10 (formerly Android Q) has been publicly referred to as the "Queen Cake" and is referred to internally as the "Quince Cake."  The end of the dessert names does not mean Google will not create statues for new software versions. Dave Burke, VP of Engineering, Android, tweeted a photo of the Android 10 statue.
– Dave Burke (@davey_burke) September 3, 2019
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When will my phone be updated?
With the official release of Android 10, Google has begun to release the firmware update for its Pixel Handsets. The first release has already been introduced for every generation of Pixel smartphones.
The pixels are not alone, as the owners of the Essential Phone and the Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro have also received Android 10. OnePlus isn & # 39; The company has announced an open beta for OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro users.
Smartphones from manufacturers such as Samsung, LG, Huawei, Motorola and others are expected to start in the next few years with the firmware upgrade of months. But if we learned something from the past, it could take almost a year for older handsets to get Android 10.
gesture navigation is The biggest change that Android 10 brings is the fact that several Android manufacturers (OEMs) tried to add variations of Apple's gestures.
Instead of the standard three- or two-button navigation system from Android, there is now such a gesture bar. Surprisingly, Google copied the implementation of Apple, because most controls are very similar. A quick swipe up brings you home, a swipe and hold opens the "Last" menu, and a long swipe from the home screen opens the app drawer.
But what about the back button? Do not be upset; The back gesture is now available by swiping in from both sides of the display. As you can see in the figure below, an arrow icon appears when you swipe to show the action.
The Google Assistant has also received a new gesture. Swipe diagonally from one of the bottom two corners to the center of the display. A short animation will appear on the bottom of the unit. Shortly thereafter, the virtual assistant is ready for use.
If you have a Pixel or Essential phone, you can change the navigation style in Settings> System> Gestures> System Navigation. Here you can switch between the new "gesture navigation", the "2-button navigation" preset in Android 9 Pie and the classic "3-button navigation".
OEMs will likely change the navigation options available on the handsets. Consult your device's settings menu to find out what choices you have as soon as Android 10 is available.
System-level dark mode
Dark mode is one of the features that Android users most frequently ask. After years of dedicated developers adding a dark theme to their apps, Google has integrated a system-wide, dark mode into Android 10.
Since the announcement of the decision at I / O 2019, Google and third-party services have been slowly adding dark themes to its apps. If implemented correctly, each supported app follows the behavior of Android and activates the dark theme when the system is turned on.
You can turn on dark mode by tapping Settings> Display> Dark Theme or tapping the Quick Settings tile in the notification shadow of Android.
Android 10 is getting smarter when it comes to notifications. While Digital Wellbeing mutes annoying apps, Smart Reply provides quick answers and action on incoming messages. As the animation above shows, you can easily send an answer with one or two words to someone or tap a link to open a corresponding app.
Google indicates that suggested actions work with YouTube links and addresses on Google Maps. In addition, Android 10 can use Smart Reply with any of your favorite messaging apps.
Better Authority Control
Android is lagging far behind the iPhone in terms of eligibility. Google quickly catches up with the release of Android 10 because it has added a new permissions manager with better controls.
There is also an updated location permissions dialog box that appears when an app requests the location of the device. Instead of granting the app all or no access, there is a new option that grants the permission only while the app is open. This change will prevent the app from silently checking the location of the device when closing it.
The updated permissions menu is available under Settings> Privacy> Permission Manager. Here you can see which apps are allowed to perform certain types of actions and revoke access to individual permissions as needed.
Google Play security updates
Instead, after Google has stopped waiting for manufacturers and network operators to post Android updates, Google can now apply security and bug fixes Send Google Play. By revoking the control, Google can ensure that all devices running Android 10 or later fix the latest vulnerabilities whenever a problem is detected.
You can manually search for security patches by going to Settings> Security> Google Play System Update Also.
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Easter egg for Android 10
With the release of Android 10, Google has a new hidden Easter egg in the OS. Instead of a Flappy Bird clone from previous versions of Android, there is now a puzzle that offers hours of entertainment.
You can access the Android 10 Easter egg by tapping Settings> About the phone> Android version and then tapping "Android" version in quick succession. You can then tap and hold each screen element to move it around the screen.
To migrate to the real Easter egg, tap and hold the "1" twice until it turns, and make a "Q" when it's set to "0". Quickly tap "Android" on the spot.
You are guided to a custom nonogram puzzle game. You can solve it by following the number blocks surrounding the board and tapping individual squares. Once the process is complete, an icon for Android will be displayed.
The Android subreddit has already solved a number of nonogram puzzles if you need help.
You can find more information on Android 10 in Google's announcement post and on the new landing page for Android 10.