Android 10, the latest version of Google's system, has been officially released for Pixel phones and is expected to hit several smartphones soon. The platform, which abandoned the name of candy, comes with a new brand and brings almost 50 features and promises to be very useful. These include night mode, which lets you save the battery of the device. Also new are the improvements in privacy and security, one of the focuses of this version.
In addition, Android 10 brings gesture navigation, smart responses and parental control features. Here's a list of ten things you need to know about the system and stay tuned for the new version.
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In addition to popular features such as night mode and privacy enhancements, another feature of Android 10 is the gesture navigation system. With it, you can return to your device's home screen by swiping your finger up, or switch between apps by swiping left or right. The user can also view recently used applications by pressing the screen. Already the "Back" button has been replaced by the sideways sliding gesture at the bottom of the device.
Increasingly smarter, the new version of Android brings a feature called Smart Reply to improve the text messaging experience. Based on the quick responses that appear on the notification panel, the system suggests different actions for the user, depending on the context. For example, when someone sends you an address, the tool indicates a button to open Google Maps. Also, the system is capable of suggesting emojis or recommended answers, such as "Thank you" and "OK".
Android 10: system abandons candy tradition in name and changes look Photo: Pedro Vital / TechTudo
It is common for more and more children to have access to smartphones, whether from their parents or their own. With that in mind, Google has improved parental control on Android 10 with the Family Link feature, which has been incorporated into digital welfare. With the tool, caregivers can control screen time, view installed apps and even program the device to be turned off.
In addition to parental control, digital wellness also includes the focus mode feature, which helps the user avoid distractions. The tool lets you select apps to turn off your notifications, leaving them muted, and can be efficient with messaging apps or social networks, for example.
Android 10 has focus mode feature to avoid distracting Photo: Disclosure / Google
Another new feature of Android 10 is Live Caption. The function responsible for displaying a real time subtitle of any content played on the mobile phone. The feature is compatible with video, podcasts and even voice messages. It works by learning from a local machine, so I don't need to be connected to the Internet.
Android 10 comes with a package of 230 new emojis, focused on diversity and accessibility. The new stickers include a third-genre version of existing emojis, interracial couples, same-sex parents, and people of different ethnicities. In addition, illustrations include co-guide, hearing aid and motorized wheelchair.
New gender-inclusive emoji released by Google Photo: Disclosure / Google
Android versions were famous for nicknames that referred to some dessert. Whenever an update is released, users are expecting which candy name to use. In the last 10 years, Google's operating system has had names like Marshmallow, Nougat, Oreo and Pie. However, from now on, the mobile platform will only be called by the version number. Therefore, Android Q is only Android 10.
8. Brand Integrated Mascot
Along with the name change came a new brand for the system. Now the green robot known as the Android mascot is integrated soon. As much as he was already known as part of the company, the little robot didn't usually appear next to the brand name.
Android 10 has integrated little robot brand Photo: Playback / Google
In addition to the candy names, Android was also famous for its easter eggs, games that are hidden within the system. While in recent versions a game similar to Flappy Bird was found, this time there is a type of puzzle known as nonogram. To access it, the user needs to go to the phone settings, the part that shows the Android version and touch it several times. Then the Android 10 mark will appear on the screen and the user should rotate the "1" to place under the "0" so that it forms the letter "Q".
Android 10 is now available on Google's own Pixel line smartphones. To install, simply look for the update in the system settings. The system has also arrived for Essential Phone users worldwide and for the Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro in China and India. Already OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro, as well as the Huawei P30, P30 Lite and P30 Pro also received the update in Open Beta. Samsung has already started internal testing for the Galaxy Note 10 line, but has not yet revealed the date it will release the system. Smartphones from several other manufacturers, such as LG, Asus and Motorola, should also be updated soon.
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