13 Must-See New Features in Android 10

MakeUseOf | 9/6/2019 | Ben Stegner
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Google has released the latest version of Android, simply titled Android 10. While modern smartphone OS releases don’t bring as many drastic changes as they used to, there are still some new features to play around with in Android’s latest offering.

Let’s take a look at the most notable new features and changes in Android 10. A lot of tweaks are at the system level, but it’s not all boring technical adjustments.

Descriptions - Locations - Pixel - Android - Update

Note: These descriptions and menu locations are based on a Pixel 3 running Android 10. Once you get the update, your phone may behave slightly differently.

If you’ve used Android for some time, you might be disappointed to learn that Google will no longer use desserts for each version name. Starting with Android Cupcake, each version has gone down the alphabet with a corresponding dessert name like Froyo, Jelly Bean, and Nougat.

Android - Google - Language - Differences - Confusion

With Android 10, Google has decided to ditch this. It cites language differences and confusion among users as the reason. This makes Android 9 Pie the last release to use a sweet treat as its name.

Many people prefer dark themes to save device battery and shield their eyes from bright light at night. While many individual apps support dark mode, Android 10 allows you to toggle it on for the whole OS.

Head - Settings - > - Display - Dark

Head to Settings > Display and toggle Dark theme on. Once you’ve done this, system elements and Google apps will switch to dark mode. To completely darken your device, check out the best Android apps with a dark theme.

If you have an Android smartphone with an AMOLED screen, you should take advantage of these fantastic apps that just happen to have dark themes.

Android - Pie - Features - Gestures - Navigation

One of Android Pie’s most notable features was using new gestures for navigation. However, these weren’t particularly intuitive, so Google has revised the gestures in Android 10....
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