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Android 10 and its superpowers: news, tips and features

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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.

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Slight visual changes / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

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.

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Some things have changed places / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

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.

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He has finally arrived! / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

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.

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Now you choose / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

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.

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Smart Reply resurfaces improved / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

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.

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Battery improvements are always welcome / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

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.

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What's New to Use Less on Mobile / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

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.
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Some other details / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

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.

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New Media Controls / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

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.

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No more angering / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

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.

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New Volume Control / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

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.

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New shortcuts for WiFi and Bluetooth / 9to5 connections

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.

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New Account Area / 9to5 Google

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.

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Will it catch? / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

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.

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System straightened and serious / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

Car mode

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.

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Car mode, fresh news / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

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.

May be interesting / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

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.

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  More control over what they access / AndroidPIT (screenshot)
<p>The best thing so far is when you install an app and it asks for permission to use location, camera, among others, because you can choose if the app can use permissions only when it is running. This is very cool.</p>
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Lock screen display, the "Always On screen"

Another visible feature is the black screen that shows information when your display is "off". The design of the screen has changed, it shows the largest hours and appointments below, and it is possible to choose which notifications appear on it. The active lock screen has also undergone changes.

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Be a good idea? / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

New file manager

For those who do not know, there is a good file manager hidden on your Android. Going to Settings> Storage> Files, you have access to this app. It has been reworked and is more useful. In addition to his home, the area in which we choose files to share and upload is smarter too, with the option of accessing files from elsewhere faster.

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  It looks a bit more poludo, but it's more practical / AndroidPIT (screenshot)
<h3><strong>Emergency Shortcut</strong></h3>
<p>When we press the power button for a while, the option appears to turn off or restart the device. Some manufacturers enter more options, such as screen capture or recording. Android 10 has added a new option to this menu, Emergency.</p>
<p>Touching this button should probably lead to a direct call to the police or other emergency service. You can also send the location to pre-selected contacts.</p>
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Adaptive rather than saturated colors

In the screen area, you can usually choose how you prefer the color display of your display. The "Natural" and "Enhanced" options are still present, but "Saturated" has been replaced by "Adaptive". This probably looks like the iOS function that adapts screen colors to the environment.

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We expect good news in this function / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

Accessibility in notifications

In the accessibility area were found two new features, "Time to act" and "Time to read". While the first allows you to choose how long messages that ask you to perform one action but are temporarily visible appear, the other to choose how long you want to read and take action on messages that automatically disappear.

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  For those who can't follow / AndroidPIT (screenshot)
<h3><strong>Fonts, icons and colors customization</strong></h3>
<p>In the developer area, at the bottom of the list, you will find the possibility to customize some system items. The shape of the cones, which was official, passed into this area as well. In addition to these, you can change the highlight color of the system as well as its font (only one option is available).</p>
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Subtle interface changes / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

Native Desktop Mode, DeX Type

This function can be found in the developers area, in an option called "Force desktop mode". In the description, it is written "Forcing experimental desktop mode on secondary screens". But to be activated, requires a code implemented via ADB.

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A good start / XDA Developers

This face function reminds us of DeX, a Samsung system that enables a desktop mode on some branded devices, either via base or without it, as already happens in the Galaxy Note 9. This allows the smartphone to turn into a computer, being connected to a monitor, mouse and keyboard.

Lock Screen and Always On Clock Themes

Another well-hidden function, since code-enabled in ADB is the different clock test for the lock screen and the always on screen. There are three themes beyond the conventional, still very buggy and little implemented in relation to the interface.

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Good messy / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

Game Driver Mode

In an English area in Developer Options there is the Game Driver. The description below states "Modify Game Driver Options". This function is believed to improve the device's gaming performance. By clicking on the option you can enable Game Driver for each app you have, or enable or disable for all apps at once.

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What will it serve? / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

Faster app sharing

New features include a new sharing system, including so-called "Sharing Shortcuts". With them you determine which apps you use most for sharing in each app, speeding up and improving this currently slow and bad function.

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  We expect more improvements / AndroidPIT (screenshot)
<h3><strong>Camera improvements and other technical issues</strong></h3>
<p>Behind the scenes, the camera app has technologies being opened to developers on Android10, including the enhanced portrait effect. This helps in 3D and augmented reality, so it is being shared.</p>
<p>Also new is support for TLS 1.3 for more secure connections, as well as BiometricPrompt, a biometric authentication framework that is related to face recognition, for example. As far as video is concerned, we now have support for AV1, open source video codec and streaming help consuming less data, in addition to using HDR10 +.</p>
<p>Finally, in games and apps, there are improvements to the Android Runtime (ART) engine, increasing the speed of processes within apps, and also the presence of Vulkan API 1.1, technology that offers better gaming performance.</p>
<p><em>* Collaborated, Stella Dauer.</em></p>
<p><strong>And what do you think about the news of Android 10?</strong></p>
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