Android 10 is here. Google’s latest iteration of the Android mobile operating system is now available for select handsets. The stable version of Android 10 is now being rolling out for Google’s Pixel smartphones. Xiaomi has become of the first non-Google smartphone companies to roll out Android 10. The company is offering Android 10 for Redmi K20 Pro users in India and China.
Android 10, erstwhile known as Android Q, comes with a range of new features including Dark Mode, new UI, and privacy features. Let’s take a look at the top five features of Android 10.
Dark Mode & UI updates
One of the biggest highlights of Android 10 is system-wide Dark Mode. The feature allows you to change the theme of your entire phone or select Google apps such as Calendar or Photos. Google says the dark mode is good for your eyes and even helps save battery.
Google is also embracing new gesture-based navigation feature for modern edge-to-edge screens. For instance, you can swipe up to go to the home screen. With the latest Android update, Google is now phasing out button-based navigation on smartphones.
Other new UI changes include a smart reply which suggests actions, which makes it easier for users to open a link in the related app without needing to copy and paste.