Android 10 – pros and cons (on video)
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Android 10 – What's New, Features and Features
We have gathered in this topic the main news we found on Android 10.
Minor visual changes
With one detail here, another there, the system is getting quite different from what we were used to in Android Pie. The fountains, which were previously gray and softer and thinner, became thicker and blacker.
The area of ??subtitles, which in Pixels turn blue, went from capitalized words to upper case, causing strangeness at first. Pixel's main widget, which shows date, appointments, and weather, has had its source modified, as well as the time information in the shortcuts.
It's a more compressed font, with the rest of the system still in the same nice font as before.
Also in the shortcuts, carrier information went to the top of the window, and the editing pencil for those shortcuts went to its opposite side. On the Always On screen, battery information has returned to the bottom of the screen, as it was on the Android Pie.
Official dark theme is here to stay
The dark theme is here to stay and has gained a unique shortcut in the access bar. Also, in Settings> Screen, you adjust between light and dark theme.
Many Google apps are already tailored to this theme, and if you turn on the dark version, these apps will also boast black backgrounds and more eye-pleasing colors in dimly lit places. But it's not all apps yet, and once in a while, you might be blindly blinded.
New gesture control and the return of the boats
For all tastes, Android 10 brought no less than three types of navigation to the system. In System> Gestures, we have the opportunity to choose the traditional buttons back, home and multitasking, or the current two buttons (small and back), with the novelty of total navigation by gestures.
In this mode, the pill gives way to a thin, wide stroke at the bottom of the screen, and through it you drag up to go home, drag up and hold to access open apps and to return drag your finger off the side of the screen. screen inside.
It's almost identical to iOS and other interfaces like EMUI. The difference here is that the back works on either side of the screen.
Notifications bring news
The notification management interface has also undergone changes, so when one arrives and you keep your finger pressed on it (or drag to the preset side to find the bell) to choose how it will behave, two options appear with explanations. in text: Receive alert or Show silently. You can also turn off notifications entirely.
If you go to Settings> Apps & Notifications> Notifications, see the "Automatic Notifications Prioritizer" function, a new function that automatically mutes minor notifications.
Smarter battery saving
Now, in addition to being able to choose when you want the battery saver to turn on, as we have seen for a long time, you can decide that when the battery recharge reaches 90%, the saver automatically shuts down.
Digital Wellness with More Functions
Moving with the changes in its app and device usage management app, Google brings new options such as the family management application and Focus Mode, which lets you get rid of apps that get in the way of your work. These new features will come slowly, and I couldn't make it work here yet.
Some users are reporting that by turning off Digital Wellness use access, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL with performance issues are back to normal.
Other minor details noted
- In System> Gestures there is no longer a touch of the power button to change the camera;
- In Network and internet> Wi-Fi> chosen network> Share you can now see all the network password, and for this you need to authenticate your entry with the digital or password of the device;
- In Network and internet> Wi-Fi> Add network, you have a shortcut for reading QR Code;
- Data saving is in data settings now. Before, it was only on Chrome;
- The Emergency Information area has had its look changed;
- Gboard has highlights in the words that are being quoted in typing.
New media control on notifications
The notifications are very prominent on Android 10. In addition to the bubbles you see below and new custom controls, the media are also more complete in this region.
Website music, music apps and YouTube videos, and more now appear with drag-to-time control, including timestamps. A more practical way to move the content timeline.
Changing the drag side in notifications
One of the things that annoyed me the most about beta versions is that the side you drag the notification to ignore it had shifted from left to right. In the final version, however, this order can be modified in the Notifications section, within Apps and Notifications in Settings.
New volume control
With Android Pie, Google has implemented a new volume menu, which is on the side of the screen. This menu should continue, but you can now access more options by tapping the settings icon below the current volume dial. It shows on more than half of the screen a bottom-up window that controls media, calls, ringing and alarm, with access to more options.
Shortcuts for WiFi and Bluetooth connections
In the settings, Android usually displays suggestions of options to modify. Now if your WiFi is off, it suggests frequent networks and also shows gadgets connected to Bluetooth.
New Account Area
When you enter notifications at the top and inside the search box, you will see your Google account icon. Clicking on it brings you to a new, well-diagrammed window with your account information as well as emergency, payment, and device information.
Bubbles – Notification Balloons
Do you know that little ball that floats over the screen, apps, notifications of everything else when you're chatting on Facebook Messenger? Well, Google is testing this feature natively.
Basically, when any app and system features issue a notification, a bubble appears in the corner of the screen. Tapping above, the notification appears above all, and messengers can be answered on time. It can be useful as well as irritating.
Visual going through more changes
The edges of the shortcut and notification area are less rounded, giving the system a more solid and serious look. The shapes of the icons have gained the rounded rectangle, a rectangle with slightly rounded corners, and now that modification takes settings icons as well as the shortcut area and apps.
In the battery area, the icon representing it has changed and is thicker and ugly, with larger edges. The same cone went to the system shortcut bar.
One of the biggest news that I found in Settings was the emergence of Car Mode in the Bluetooth area. In it, you can choose the behavior of the smartphone as soon as it is connected to the car's Bluetooth. Include the option of turning on car mode only when the device realizes it is out of your pocket or purse.
Battery level countdown
Now Android 10 display the estimated time for battery charge to finish by the system status bar. In the screenshot below we can see in the upper right corner the word "At" followed by a number representing the time left before the battery runs out. This option can be enabled in the Battery menu.
What's new in permissions and privacy
One of the most talked about things about Android 10 news is the permissions. In the Application Permissions area, the interface has changed and more clearly shows what is allowed and what is not.