Google just announced Android Q will be called Android 10, and that we should expect its official release in a few weeks. Software and operating system updates like Android 10 add new features and capabilities and can be refreshing if you’re growing tired of your phone.
With each beta release, Google has added new features to Android 10 beyond what the company announced and previewed at Google I/O in May.
Here are some exciting new features in Android 10.
- Bubbles: work just like Chat Heads, with a circular notification floating above whatever is on your screen.
2.Wi-Fi and QR codes: Android 10 has a new feature that lets you create a QR code for your Wi-Fi network or scan a QR code to join a Wi-Fi network, directly in the device’s Wi-Fi settings. To use this new feature, go to Wi-Fi settings and then select your home network, followed by the Share button with a small QR code just above it.
3.Undo app removal: With Android 10, you have a few seconds after an app has been removed to undo the change. You’ll find the undo button along the bottom of the screen. Press it and bam, the app is back where it belongs.
4. Location control: With Android 10, you will gain the option of letting an app access your location information only while you’re actively using the app. Not only is this a privacy matter, but it’s sure to help save on battery life.
5. Privacy settings: With Android 10, there’s now a dedicated Privacy section in the settings app. Opening it will reveal the various permissions apps can request for things like calendar, location, camera, contacts and microphone.
6.Better notification controls: When you long-press an alert, you’re now given two different options: Alerting and Silent. Selecting Alerting will allow the app to make sound with each new alert. Silent will not make a sound or cause your phone to vibrate. You can further tailor how notifications behave by going into Settings > Apps & notifications > Notifications.
7. Live Caption: As a way to make Android more accessible, Google developed Live Caption. The feature will live-caption any video that’s being played, without a data connection.