Android 10 (Android Q) beta 3 launched during the Google I/O event. On September 3rd the new OS was first released to Google’s very own smartphone, Google Pixel. Please note that all other Android devices will receive the update later.
Some of the newest ways to control your privacy, customize your phone, and get things done. It’s Android, just the way you want it.https://www.android.com/android-10/
Top Features of Android 10
We’ve long waited for Dark Theme feature which saves on battery life by using true black. Dark Theme changes the look of apps like Calendar and Photos. Featured on Android 10’s website you can see it in action if you do not own a Pixel phone. Just scroll down and click on Dark Theme. The web page will turn to the true black. You are able to switch back by clicking on turn off dark theme. See pictures below.
Smart reply is an added feature that suggests actions on top of the suggests messages. Great for planning meet ups with family and friends. I send a text message to my fiance asking him out to dinner Google’s smart reply will pull up Google Maps to assist with directions. Just that simple.
Jules and I own a Palm smartphone. The Palm is a palm-sized phone that allows us to be more focused and less distracted. Constant messages, phone calls and social media notifications can become very distracting. Android Q includes Focus Mode to help keep the distractions at bay. See it in action on the web page. Click the link that will take you to the Digital Wellbeing download in the Play Store.
There are a lot more features that is included with the new OS. The ones we at TLR Technology listed were the key ones. Security updates will be pushed out faster and will be a lost easier to receive.
The latest Android OS released to the following devices:
- Pixel / Pixel XL
- Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL
- Pixel 3 / Pixel 3 XL
- Pixel 3a / Pixel 3a XL
For more information on if your phone will receive the new update, check out Android Central’s article. Have you updated to the latest Android OS? Tell us what you think. What features do you like or just do not care for? What do you wish to have seen with this update.