It was supposed to be Android Q. And we were even guessing which dessert Google will choose this time. But then, on Thursday 22nd August, Google said, “No more deserts please”, and they called it Android 10.
- No more Desert Nicknames for Android
What happened to the sweet nicknames?
You may be thinking that maybe Google couldn’t find any dessert name starting with the letter Q.
But that’s not the reason. Sameer Samat, the VP of Project Management at Google, said that, for one, the names of the deserts Android got previously weren’t popular in every community on the globe.
Of course, Marshmallow and Nougat are hardly known in many parts of the world. Two, some letters used in previous nicknames vary in pronunciation over the regions.
For instance, many people find it hard to pronounce Lollipop. This is why Google wanted to go with something that everyone can relate to.
And what could be better than a number? And it’s also the 10th anniversary of Android. So, here we go Android 10.
Not so cute, but effective.
The Changed Logo
Along with changing the tradition of name, Android has also got a new logo. Previously, Google had changed its logo in 2014 at the launch of Android 1.
In 2019, the bouncy green robot we all grew up with is left with only its head. The two antennas on its head are a bit tweaked as well. The wordmark is now in a more readable font and is in black and white color.
Google has also launched a short video showing the animated redesigning of the logo and the wordmark.
When is the Android 10 coming out?
The date hasn’t been announced by Google. But since the final beta updates have been released, we’re hardly a few weeks away from the official release of Android 10.
You can also participate in the beta testing program if you use any of the following devices recommended by Google.
- Pixel X/XL/2XL/3/3XL
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro
- LG G8
- Vivo X27
- Sony Xperia Z3
- Techno Spark 3 Pro
- Vivo Nex S/A
- Asus Zenfone SZ
- Realme 3 Pro
- OnePlus 6T
- Nokia 8.1
- Oppo Reno
- Essential Phone
What’s New in Android 10?
Following the previous trend, Google has only given a glimpse of what Android 10 will be like. Of course, the detailed information will be given with the release itself.
But, according to the leading tech experts and reviewers, here are a few features which we can expect:
Advanced Location and Privacy Settings:
It seems like Google has worked hard to earn the image of a privacy-friendly platform through Android 10.
The users will now have more control over their privacy options. They can decide if an app can use their location all the time or never or only during the app is being used. Moreover, your IMEI, files, and other personal data are also more secured.
It’s been confirmed that Dark Theme is now official. Till now, it was a feature given by devices, not Android.
The dark theme has two advantages:
- The battery will last longer, and
- Your eyes will suffer less strain.
Built for Foldable Smartphones:
In the coming times, we will see a surge of foldable Smartphones from Huawei and Samsung in the market. Android 10 has been built so that it can work through different sizes of the screen simultaneously.
Depth Information in Photos:
By incorporating Android 10 in their devices, the manufacturers will be able to give options to capture the dynamic depth in the images. Currently, only Pixel series from Google has features similar to this.
Google was never so keen on providing gestures in its previous Android versions. But with Android 10, it will allow the users to go back and forth and switch through apps with simple gestures.
Floating Bubble Notification:
The Smartphones running on Android 10 will show us all the running apps and files through small floating bubbles at the top. The apps can use it as a way to show us new notifications.
However, users will be able to disable this feature if they want.
Google has finally made an attempt to make the Share button more powerful. The tools will help faster arrangement of apps when tapped on the Share button. This will make sharing easier.
More control for the Parents:
In today’s age when parents cannot stop children from using Smartphones, they can certainly control how much the children would be using it. They can limit the screen time, approve apps, and even fix the bed-time.
It’s definitely sad that we won’t see the sugary desert name anymore. But, we’re surely going to witness the beginning of a new era of Android operating system with Android 10.
Stay tuned with us because we’ll be back with more information on Android 10 after the official release.