You Guessed it, Android 10 is Now Available to Pixel Owners
Android 10 is the next version of Android operating system, previously announced as Android Q (which many guessed to be called ‘Quince Tart’).
Google chose to end this practice of naming their versions after major desserts, for good reason!
Those of you who may have tried out the beta version, which was made available on the Android beta programme back in March, each iteration since was rolled out to fix bug issues and change major features likes the new gesture navigation.
We (Pixel users so far), can all wave goodbye to Android Pie and say ‘hello’ to Android 10.
Simpler, smarter, and more helpful1. 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 in YouTube—no copying and pasting required. And Smart Reply now works across all your favorite messaging apps.
New privacy and security features put you in control5. 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.
Find the right balance with technology for you and your family8. 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.
Personally from using the Android 10 beta, I think it took some time getting to know the gestures but overall seems to be more fluid and quicker to flip from one app to another.
Having no home button for me was the most noticeable missing feature at first but like anything new you adapt to the changes and start to appreciate why Google chose to change the gesture system.
There has been some mention of the battery life draining quicker since the new update but I have not noticed a major change with this, it's only been a few hours.
The dark mode on some apps is a nice touch but, core apps like Gmail is still lacking support.
Google supports foldable phones in Android 10, which is good news for a Mobile Phone industry that is starting to stagnant.