Google officially rolls out Android 10, here are 10 features you will get in new version

Android 10 is here and with this new release, Google has focused on making features powered by on-device machine learning, as well as supporting new technologies like Foldables and 5G too.

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Sep 04, 2019, 11:06 AM IST

Android 10 is here and with this new release, Google has focused on making features powered by on-device machine learning, as well as supporting new technologies like Foldables and 5G too. At the same time, with almost 50 changes related to privacy and security, Android 10 provides greater protection, transparency, and control over your data, according to Google. There’s lots more in Android 10, including a new enterprise feature that lets you use different keyboards for your personal and work profiles, app timers for specific websites so you can balance your time on the web, new gender-inclusive emoji, and support for direct audio streaming to hearing aid devices. 

Here are the 10 things that you get in the latest Android 10 OS

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1. Simpler, smarter, and more helpful

1. Simpler, smarter, and more helpful

Smart Reply now suggests actions. So when someone sends you a message with an address or a YouTube video, you can open and navigate in Google Maps or open up the video on YouTube—no copying and pasting required. And Smart Reply now works across all your favorite messaging apps.

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2. Come to the dark side with Dark Theme

2. Come to the dark side with Dark Theme

You can enable Dark Theme for your entire phone or for specific apps like Photos and Calendar. It’s easier on your eyes, and your phone battery too.

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3. Edge-to-edge screens with gesture navigation

3. Edge-to-edge screens with gesture navigation

Take advantage of larger, edge-to-edge screens with new gesture navigation. With simple swipes, you can go backward, pull up the homescreen, and fluidly move between tasks. After switching, you won’t want to go back to visible buttons. 

4/10

4. Live caption on the go

4. Live caption on the go

With a single tap, Live Caption will automatically caption videos, podcasts and audio messages across any app—even stuff you record yourself. Live Caption will become available this fall, starting with Pixel.

5/10

5. New privacy and security features put you in control

5. New privacy and security features put you in control

You can choose to only share location data with apps while you’re using them. You’ll also receive reminders when an app that you are not actively using is accessing your location, so you can decide whether or not to continue sharing. 

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6. Web & App Activity and Ad Settings in one place

6. Web & App Activity and Ad Settings in one place

In a new Privacy section under Settings, you’ll find important controls like Web & App Activity and Ad Settings in one place. 

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7. Google Play system updates

7. Google Play system updates

With Google Play system updates, important security and privacy fixes can now be sent to your phone from Google Play, in the same way, your apps update. So you get these fixes as soon as they’re available, without having to wait for a full OS update. 

8/10

8. Notifications alert on-demand

8. Notifications alert on-demand

You have greater control over where and when notifications will alert you. Mark notifications as “Silent” and they won’t make noise or appear on your lockscreen, so you're only alerted by notifications when you want to be.

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9. Technology for you and your family

9. Technology for you and your family

Now Family Link is part of every device running Android 9 or 10, right in settings under Digital Wellbeing. Parents can use these tools to set digital ground rules like daily screen time limits, device bedtime, time limits on specific apps, and more. They can also review the apps children install on their devices, as well as their usage.

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10. Focus mode

10. Focus mode

If you want to be in the zone but not off the grid? Digital Wellbeing now brings you Focus mode. Select the apps you find distracting, such as email or the news and silence them until you come out of Focus mode.