What are the new features on Android 10?

On Thursday, Google finally announced the name of their next Android version and pulled one over us wondering what the dessert name started with Q. Android Q, as it was endearingly called, is now officially Android 10. The build comes with a new logo and a new font, but is also accompanied by many upgrades, tweaks and new features

Here are some new features on Android 10 of them.

Android 10

Dark mode

Android 10 lets you change your phone’s theme to ‘Dark’, both in the system’s user interface and apps. The Dark mode also helps the battery life of the phone, as it requires very less power. You can also change the theme of an app separately when running

QR Code for WiFi

You may not need a password to connect to WiFi anymore. A QR code is enough. The new system is called Easy Connect and lets you create a QR code that others can use to access your WiFi

Audio features

Android 10 lets two apps on your phone record or listen to audio simultaneously. Google writes in their developer forum “Prior to Android Q, the input audio stream can only be captured by one app at a time,”. “When an app started capturing audio, all other apps had no way to access the audio input, until the capture app was closed. ”

But now you may be able to get two applications to listen to audio input at the same time. For example, depending on your privacy settings and permissions, you can use the Voice Recorder app while also talking to the Google Assistant.

In addition, the upgrade also has something called the AudioPlaybackCapture API (Application Programming Interface), which lets you capture audio from another app being played. This used to be a feature that is limited to video, but now there is also an audio option.

Thermal API

Thermal API lets apps know the state of the chipset and processors in the phone. If the apps detect that the phone has warmed up, they can make changes to how they work to lower the temperature and restore optimum performance. “When the device reports thermal stress, apps and games can help back up ongoing activities to reduce power consumption in different ways,” Google says.

Settings Panels

You may not need to jump through multiple pages to get to the phone settings you want. Settings panels give you access to phone settings that are contextual to the app you currently have open.

For example, if you are on Chrome and there is no connection, Chrome will automatically open the connection settings panel on your page, instead of having to juggle Chrome and the settings app to get what you want.


Bubbles are messages “bubbles” that now appear on your screen, even when using other applications. They are designed for multitasking, but the feature can also be turned off if you don’t like it

Location permissions

Android 10 has new privilege assets that “give users more control over app access to device location,” according to Google. You can adjust location permissions in such a way that an app can only access your location when using the app. That is, the app cannot access it when running in the background


There are several adjustments for privacy controls, one of the main ones is that apps can’t start by themselves. Now applications need a user’s permission to start, as opposed to when apps could be automatically launched without user interaction.

Android 10 also restricts apps from accessing content on the phone screen. All apps that need to access the phone screen will now need additional permission

Foldable devices

There are several folding phones out on the market – Huawei’s Mate X, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold,  and more. Android 10 provides support for application developers to develop applications specifically for such devices, even with different folding patterns. The support addresses the app’s size, screen ratio, multi-window features, screen cuts and more

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