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Android 10 is out for Google Pixel Devices with some cool new features. This is a round-up of the Top 9 features.
The latest version of Android has a heavy focus on privacy features as well as some significant UI tweaks.
Here are the Top 9 features you should look out for in this latest release;
1) Per-App Privacy Permissions
Keeping in inline with its locus on privacy, App location access permissions in Android 10 resemble iOS very closely.
You will have the choice to give the location access to an app only if you are using the App.
You can expect a much stronger control over what applications can access and do not.
2) Dark Mode
This feature has been the most requested Android feature for years now. Although Google already has Dark Mode introduced in most of its apps, it is now system-wide applicable in Android 10.
For Third-party applications that don’t have a dark mode, Google will also allow you to “override force-dark.”
3) Enhanced Sharing Menu
The ShareSheet has changed in Android 10.
Google has addressed the considerable lag in the ShareSheet by making it load instantly when requested. “Sharing Shortcuts” allows developers to introduce new options in the ShareSheet.
Android 10 will provide native support for captions, which can be seen in real-time in videos that otherwise would not be supported by subtitles. The feature is processed on the device and uses Google’s Speech Recognition Technology.
5) Gesture-based Navigation System
Instead of the pill-shaped navigation icon, Android 10 has a more iPhone-like gesture system.
Although, you will still have the option to switch back to the classic Android navigation buttons if required.
6) Native Screen Recording
Although it was a straightforward addition, this function was missing from Android. Android 10 now supports screen recording, adding to the list of useful Android 10 features . However, to do this, you must dig into the developer settings.
7) Foldable Device Support
With the Samsung Galaxy Fold set to (re)launch this September after the ‘hasty’ launch earlier this year, this should ensure you do not have a buggy UI when using these phones.
8) In-app Settings Panel
Android 10 also includes some nifty quick settings features. Users will be able to switch things like Wi-Fi or cellular connectivity from a web browser. You could also for instance change your Bluetooth output device (headset or speaker) right from the volume rocker interface.
This means that you don’t necessarily need to navigate to the Settings menu to tweak every tiny setting.
9) Smart Reply
Along with suggested responses to your messages, you also get recommended actions. So, if a friend asks you out to dinner, your phone will suggest you text “👍🏻”. Then, it’ll also pull up directions right in Google Maps. It even works in messaging apps like Signal.
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