As part of the annual conference for developers I/O 2019, Google has officially introduced the tenth version of Android. And although the "sweet" name Android Q is kept the secret, the search giant spoke about the important innovations of the system. Users are waiting for a dark theme, increased privacy and more.
Android 10 will feature Live Captions, which allows you to translate absolutely any audio to text in real time. This allows you to watch a video without sound, but this option will be especially useful for people with hearing problems. It is important that the transcription takes place directly on the device and even without an Internet connection.
Google also introduced smart answers to pushy. Right in the notification window, the user will be offered different answers to incoming messages.
In addition, app-based recommendations will appear in notifications. For example, if the message contains an address, the system will prompt you to find it on the map.
One of the most anticipated innovations of Android Q was the native support for the dark theme. When you activate the function, the interface will be black, which will extend the battery life of devices with OLED displays. The option can be enabled manually or when the power mode is activated.
Google paid special attention to privacy. In particular, a section will appear in the settings menu to make it easier for users to find all the features related to data privacy.
If an application requires access to a device location, the user will be able to give it permanent access to this data or only during the direct use of the program. This means that the SOFTWARE will not be able to spy on a person in the background without his knowledge.
Starting with Android Q, security updates will be installed in the background and without the need to reboot the gadget. Google intends to work with manufacturers to make this feature work on as many devices as possible. These updates will be distributed directly through the Google Play app store.
In addition, the tenth version of Android debuts Focus Mode, allowing you to disable applications that are the most distracting user. The latter chooses such programs so that they do not interfere with his work, study or spend time with relatives.
Among other innovations Android Q — native support for fifth-generation networks and a new type of folding devices, such as Samsung Galaxy Fold, updated control gestures, parental control and more.
Google continues to work with smartphone manufacturers to accelerate the spread of the new version of Android. This year, the search giant has secured the support of 13 brands, on whose devices will soon be available the third beta version of Android 10. In total, the owners of 21 smartphones will be able to take part in the testing:
- Pixel and Pixel XL
- Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
- Pixel 3 / 3a and Pixel 3 XL / 3a XL
- ASUS ZenFone 5Z
- Essential PH-1
- Nokia 8.1
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro
- LG G8 ThinQ
- OnePlus 6 / 6T
- OPPO Reno
- Realme 3 Pro
- Sony Xperia XZ3
- Tecno Spark 3Pro
- Vivo X27
- Vivo nex s
- Vivo nex a
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G
- Xiaomi Mi 9
You can download the Android Q beta from the official website by registering for the beta program.