Android 10, All You Need To Know: Android 10 has been recently officially released on September 3, 2019, and is the tenth major release among with the 10th version of the Android mobile operating system. Android 10 has been released for supported Google Pixel devices. Essential Phone, as well as the Redmi K20 Pro, also received the day-and-date updates in some of the selected markets.
Android mobile operating system was initially started with the public release of the Android beta on 5th November 2007. The first-ever commercial version of Android mobile operating system was Android 1.0 which was released on 23rd September 2008. After that Android is recurrently developed by Google as well as the Open Handset Alliance, and it has seen several updates to its base operating system ever since after its first release.
With the help of this article, we are going to cover most of the major features included in Android 10. So, without wasting any time let’s get started….
Platform optimizations have been prepared for foldable smartphones, which also comprises of app stability and permanence when altering modes, changes to multi-window mode in order to let all apps to run at the same time.
Added Native support for MIDI controllers, the AV1 video codec and the Opus audio codec, as well as HDR10+. There is also a new standard API added for repossessing depth information from camera photos, which can be then further used for added advanced effects.
Android 10 also supports WPA3 verification for Wi-Fi. Android 10 also added support for Dual-SIM dual-standby (DSDS), but right now it is only accessible on the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL.
Also, “Direct Share” has been succeeded by “sharing shortcuts”. As before, it lets the apps to return lists of direct objectives for sharing – like a combination of an app and a particular contact – for use within share menus. Dissimilar from the Direct Share, apps publish their objectives in advance and do not have to be surveyed at runtime, refining performance.
Android 10 has presented a refurbished full-screen gesture system, with gestures like:
- Swiping from either side edge of the display to go back
- Swiping up in order to go to the home screen
- Swiping up and holding to access Overview
- Swiping crossways from a bottom corner of the screen in order to activate the Google Assistant
- Swiping along the gesture bar at the bottom of the screen in order to switch apps
Android 10 comprises of a system-level dark theme. Now, third-party apps can automatically involve a dark theme when this mode is active.
Apps can also present “settings panels” for particular settings -like internet connection and Wi-Fi settings if an app needs internet- through overlay panels so that the user does not have to be taken outside of the app in order to configure them.
Privacy and Security
With the newly released Android 10, much major security, as well as privacy changes, are added in: apps can be limited by users to only having access to location data when they are keenly being used in the forefront. There are also new restrictions on the launching of accomplishments by background apps.
In order to read non-resettable device identifiers, such as IMEI number, apps must have a new “read privileged phone state” permission. It also comprises of Adiantum a new encryption mode.
Also, there is a major change to storage access permissions called “Scoped storage” is supported on Android 10, and is going to turn into compulsory for all apps commencing with Android 11. Apps are only permissible to access the files in external storage that they had made themselves and audio, image, and video files enclosed within the Music, Pictures, or else the Videos directories. Any of the other file might only be accessed through user intervention through the Storage Access Framework.