So, the next version of Android is almost here, every year, from the last ten years, Google has been announcing a new version of Android. And in 2019, they will be bringing Android 10.
We earlier reported that they have discontinued the naming of Android versions, based on desert names alphabetically, like the Android 10, which was being eagerly awaited as Android Q, after Android P.
Many people were also guessing what could be the name of the desert starting with Q, and thankfully, it has become a thing of past.
In this article, we are going to discuss all the thing is that it is coming to Android Q, oops, I mean Android 10. 🙂
A New Branding
It isn’t a feature, but a change that is coming with Android 10. Google has done a design refresh of the Android logo.
In the Android logo, Google has decided to keep half of the Android robot its head, as its icon, that comes after Android.
Google went ahead and created a video showing the evolution of Android. It pretty much explains the enthusiasm of Google around Android.
Fully Gesture-Based Navigation
The gesture-based navigation into Android with the Android Pie or Android 9 Google still capture the navigation buttons, and users were able to switch between gesture-based navigation and button navigation.
That is going to change in Android 10 as Android will be embracing gesture-based navigation entirely by removing the back button from the system.
The gesture-based navigation would be something like this-
Swiping up will take you to the home screen,
Swiping up and holding will give you the multitasking menu,
and swiping from, either left or right edge of your screen will take you back.
Complete system-wide dark mode
Over the years, the Android OEMs have been putting dark mode on the top of Android. It is now natively available in Android 10.
Google has also created a new API for the developers to incorporate the dark theme into their apps when the system-wide dark theme is turned on on the Android device.
New Theme Customizations
The fact that you can customize every bit of Android makes it the most loved and used operating system for mobile phones.
Android 10 brings customization even further. In Android 10, users will find different colour schemes which they can apply to customize their smartphone.
It will also allow app developers to change the accent colour of the entire UI when you are in a particular app.
Life caption transcribes for videos in real-time
This feature is Android attempt to make Android equally enjoyable for deaf and other people who you have a bit of trouble sharing.
The feature can be enabled and will start live transcribing what’s being said in the video for people to understand easily.
It has more use cases than just allowing deaf people to understand the context of a video.
More control over permissions to the app
With Android 10, users will have more control over giving permissions to an app.
The changes would be reflected in Android 10.
If an app asks for your location, it will have to show a popup, letting you choose whether you want to allow your location all the time, or only when you are inside the app.
Support for foldable phones
In 2019, visa few Smartphone and stronger hands are bringing foldable phones to the market. Although their efforts have been in vain and we haven’t seen proper launch sofar, it is soon going to arrive.
And Android 10 is ready for it. Where is what Google has to say about it
“To help your apps to take advantage of these and other large-screen devices, we’ve made a number of improvements in Android Q, including changes to onResume and onPause to support multi-resume and notify your app when it has focus. We’ve also changed how the resizable activity manifest attribute works, to help you manage how your app is displayed on foldable and large screens.
Improved Share Menu
Smartphones are being used to share information by almost everyone, and the share option on Android needs a bit of attention from Android to make it even more efficient.
In Android 10, Google will be making a few changes to make the share menu more usable and faster to launch.
When is Android 10 coming?
The Beta 1 of Android 10 was launched on March 13, 2019, the Beta 2 released on April 3, Beta 3 on May 7. Beta 4 arrived on June 5, Beta 5 on July 10, and Beta 6 on August 7. The final build of Android 10 would most probably be launching by October 2019.