Android 10 is out! – What’s New?

Published on September 9, 2019
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Hi everyone Aaron here for ZolloTech Android 10 is now available for all pixel devices I’ve got it running on my pixel 3 XL and three axl so we’ll take a look at all of the new features there are a ton of little tweaks and changes but we’ll take a look at all of the major features so this will be a fairly long video check the description for the time codes and then all of the supported devices will be listed here so if you want to know all of the currently supported devices those are the supported ones but your manufacturer still has to release that update so it may take a while if you’re on a Samsung device it may take even longer but they said they’re going to be a little bit faster this time so let’s take a look at the first thing now if you’re not seeing this update over-the-air you can install it using a computer I did that because it was a little bit quicker to get it on my devices but this particular update came in about 1 to 2 gigabytes depending on how you install it so let’s take a look at the first thing that’s different and that is the boot up screen so let me go ahead and boot up the 3a XL take just a moment here we’ll wait for it to boot and it’s actually pretty quick the performance on this update is very good so you’ll see it says powered by Android it’s a little bit different the G has the Google colors in it and there we go we’re already at the lockscreen now the lockscreen is a little bit different you’ll see that the font is different let’s go ahead and unlock it the homescreen is different as well so we have the date as well as the temperature and the time in the upper left so it just looks really clean now one of the big things with this particular update is gestures and you’ll see here on the left I don’t have the gestures enabled and on the right I do and you don’t have to enable the gestures in fact I updated this and the gestures did not switch over to gesture mode so if you don’t like the gesture if you can stick with what you have now we’ll go over the gestures in just a moment but the first thing is they’ve moved the build number so if we just swipe down from the top here with the notifications you’ll see there’s a build number here and it’s going to vary a little bit depending on your device but it’s you’ll see it says 10 and then QP1A.190711.020 so that’s the build let’s go into the system settings here and you’ll see all of the settings are a little bit different they’re more colorful you’ve got customized at emergency information and you have your account information now here in the search settings in the upper right so you’ve got a lot of different little changes throughout now if we scroll down then go to system under advanced we can see system update and you’ll see this says version 10 security patch level is September 5th 2019 we’re a couple days ahead as far as the security patch is concerned but if you have a pixel device and you update your device you’ll also have Android 10 and the latest security patch now if we go into the Android version there’s a little Easter Egg here just like there always is you’ll see it says Android 10 we can move these around and as we move around the 1 or the 0 or the word Android you actually feel a lot of haptic feedback so you can feel it vibrating the phone as you move these around it’s just a nice little easter egg now speaking of the gestures I talked about if you swipe up from the bottom you go home everything is nicely animated and really refined at this point now if I want to go back I can swipe back from the middle swipe back again swipe up to go home it’s very similar to iOS that way if I want to swipe in from a corner I can get Android assistant so swipe in from either corner and you’ve got Android assistant right there so that’s nice and then if I go back to say the Android 10 Easter egg and swipe from the far left we’ll go back now if I go into something else such as display will swipe back swipe again to the right and we go forward or home and then swipe up from the bottom to go into the app drawer so swipe up again to go home again to the app drawer so it’s really simple once you get used to it if you don’t like it again you can use the buttons that are there on the home screen now there’s a new feature for Google Wallet where you can quickly access it with the power button on the home screen you just hold the power button you’ll actually have it here I have not seen that show up yet even though I have Google pay set up so if you have Google pay set up you may see that you may not and it’s recognizing my voice there now as far as notifications they have changed a little bit so if we pull down from the top and let me turn on or turn off Do Not Disturb so if we swipe down here you the notifications look a little bit different if we tap and hold on them we have now we have alerting and silent turn off notifications they’ve just changed the way this looks completely so you’ll see show notifications related to you and your tweets you’ve got all sorts of settings here if you want to tweak them and again they’ve actually separated these into alerting and silence so if you have it set as silent and then you have the other set is alerting it will show in different categories in the notification drawer now as far as performance is concerned performance is quite good it doesn’t really matter the device it’s going to be nice and fast and they’ve actually added some AI enhanced performance which allows you to use machine learning to predict which apps you’ll use in the next few hours and which ones you likely won’t be using so your phone will only spend battery power on the apps you actually care about so that’s pretty interesting we’ll see how that works over time but you shouldn’t have to really manage the battery now it should be nice and fast and keep everything moving quickly as well now one thing you may have noticed is there is a dark theme on the phone on my right the pixel 3xl the search bar is dark and that’s actually a theming option so let’s go ahead and turn that on on the pixel 3 axl so now if we go into the settings and we go to display we have dark theme so we’ll turn that on and you’ll see now there’s a dark theme now one thing that’s not obvious here is there’s accent colors and you can actually change these as long as you have the developer mode turned on so if you go down and you’ll see under system and then advanced I have developer options turned on if you have that turned on and you go into developer options and scroll way down at the bottom you’ll actually see theming and there’s accent colors so right now it’s default but if I want it to be cinnamon it takes a moment it switches to cinnamon you’ve got black green ocean space orchid and purple I tend to like ocean so we’ll go to ocean and now everything’s accented with that ocean color now there’s a feature called live caption and I actually haven’t been able to get this to work yet in fact I’ve searched both the pixel 3a XL and the 3 XL and the idea is it will read back or caption any video that you have and let you know what they’re saying now if we search for it we’ll go to settings and then we go to live caption you’ll see that it’s here but if I tap on it it doesn’t show anything now we do have a live transcribe and things like that it doesn’t work exactly like they show on the Android 10 website so I’ll check that out in a later video if you’d like to see that now there are some really interesting new features such as smart replies now smart replies has kind of been there before but if I text myself with another phone and you see it pop up here it can do more than just suggestions now so let me show you that now smart reply has gotten a lot smarter and I’ve texted myself with a different phone and you’ll see here is my text that says would you like to go to this Chipotle today here’s the address and it’s got a little bit of a redesign and it has sure sure what time or what time and it will just send that so I can go back and forth and if you agree sometimes it can give you the directions and everything else it’s a really nice update and just a little touch now along with those particular updates come 65 new emoji and with this reply you can see there’s all sorts of emoji but there’s new ones that feature things such as haircut weightlifting sauna so we’ll see weightlifting you’ll see there’s weight lifters so it’s just updated with 65 new ones to bring it up to the latest Unicode standard so you should have things such as prosthetics in there and you’ll see there’s some prosthetics arms and legs so we’ve got all these little updates it’s just a nice little touch to bring it all up to date now there’s an interesting new feature for headphones called sound amplifier now you do actually need headphones plugged into a headphone jack or your USB see Jack and let’s see if we can get this to work because I do have some headphones I can plug in to the pixel 3 axl let’s go ahead and plug in the headphones and let’s go to the last menu and I’ve turned on sound amplifier and this is a new feature that you’ll see it says with headphones to improve how you hear sounds around you so you do have to have wired headphones right now and sound amplifier makes weak sounds louder without making powerful sounds too loud so if we go home we this little button here and then we go to settings now we can adjust sound amplifier so we can boost the sound fine-tune it adjust our ear separately adjust the noise from low medium to high and adjust the source if we had multiple devices plugged in so you can see it’s actually picking up some of my sound if I boost it a little green around the pause button gets louder if I want to pause the sound I can pause it it’s a really nice little option that they’ve added for accessibility so along with reading the screen and things like that they’ve added this as well really nice options now many of us are more and more concerned about our privacy and with Android 10 that there are some big changes and updates to privacy so if we go into our settings here we scroll down to privacy and under privacy we can see everything at once so we can see accessibility usage permission manager show passwords lock screen advanced and there’s all sorts of other information such as google location history you can see this in one place adjust it deny it allow it whatever you’d like to do if we go into the permission manager you can see everything from body sensors to microphone to SMS and really fine-tune what you want to allow or not so under accessibility you’ll see it says accessibility has apps that have full access to the device one password live transcribe and then you can adjust the settings accordingly so it’s really nice you’ve got all of this much finer control all in one spot and on top of that there’s also security updates as well and a new security section so if we go under security we’ve got the same thing so find my device security update Google Play system update and your device admin encryption and credentials and all of this information is in one spot now going along with privacy and security we also have location and location let you know all the different apps that have permission to your location so app permission we’ll wait for it to load here and maybe we’ll go into Instagram and we can allow it all the time or only while using or deny the location so we can fine-tune this on all of our apps and know exactly what using as far as location services are concerned now there’s a new feature under digital well-being called focus mode to really help you focus when you’re trying to get some work done so a focus mode is on you can actually disable apps and you can set those apps specifically so if we go into focus mode right now we have your distracting apps I have it set as Twitter we can select more apps and during this it will actually turn off any of these apps we don’t want to bother us so we can turn them all off and under focus mode they’ll just go away when you turn focus mode back on then you’ll receive notifications and everything else from them so it really helps you focus on what you’re doing now they’ve updated the share sheet and it looks a little nicer so if we go over to photos and I share the wallpaper from today and I’ll link this in the description as I always do if you’d like to get your hands on it as well but if we go into the share sheet it’s been updated with all of your favorites of course I have those blurred out but down at the bottom you’ve got create link shared album save to drive and you can just scroll through those and save those to everything from Bluetooth to anything else you want now another update to accessibility is great for those with hearing aids so if we go into accessibility you also have the option for supported hearing aids now so we go down here and you’ll see there’s a hearing aid so if you have a pair of hearing aids you can actually pair this and stream media directly to it so that should be helpful as well especially with all of these different sound amplifier and well all combined it should really help you so you’ll see here’s those the caption preferences I was talking about I can’t get it to show up no matter what I do but either way it’s there and hopefully you’ll be able to use it a little bit later now as far as Android auto Android auto is built into every version of Android 10 so if you have Android auto on your car you should have it here as well you’ll be able to use it so that’s there and it’s a little bit different they updated that recently but it’s not part of Android 10 so it does look a little bit different now going along with security updates just like you have updates in the Play Store when you download an app and you can just update that without doing a whole system install what they’ve done this time is Google Play system updates can now send security updates directly to your device without a full system installs so they’ve done that and that’s really nice and then also with security if there’s urgent situations Els built into the phone can send enhanced location directions from your Android handset to emergency services so if you dial your emergency number you can actually get your location off your device to come help you if you’re in that sort of situation now there’s a new feature to help you manage your family and that’s called family link so it’s an app that gets installed you can uninstall it if you don’t like it and it helps you set digital ground rules for children and teens so you’ll see I don’t have it set up but you can set screen time limits day or night and also allow our block apps so you can get started and then you can also locate your children’s devices if they either lose them or you want to know where they are now if you have friends that come over and they want to use your Wi-Fi network and you don’t want to have to hand them the password but you want them to be able to use it you can actually go into your network details and share a QR code with them to allow them to actually gain access to your network so that part’s really nice it’s a very simple way to do that now the camera has some new settings for developers for things like dynamic depth and depending on which device you have of course you’re going to have a night sight and all of these great features on the pixel but you you can have dynamic depth control and things like that we’ll probably see those more on the pixel for when that’s released and then there’s also improved provisioning for enterprise and then also there’s a notification if you get moisture or debris in your USBC port so it will let you know and it will send it to your device or let you know about your accessories if there’s moisture in there there’s also a new app uninstall screen so maybe we want to uninstall uninstall Hugh here we’ll just go to app info and if we go to uninstall you’ll see do you want to uninstall just everything looks a little bit more refined and a little bit different now other than the gestures and dark mode and security and privacy it doesn’t look like there’s a whole lot but there’s a lot of refinements and changes in the background everything from battery you can see it looks a little bit different they’ve updated this you can show the battery percentage in the upper right if you’d like it just shows you everything you want to know and it’s very nice to be able to see all of this information battery usage you can see lots of detail and they’ve just updated all of this to look a little cleaner function a little bit better and it’s nice and fast so that’s it for Android ten let me know what you think about it in the comments below of course I’ll link this wallpaper in the description as I always do if you haven’t subscribed already please subscribe and hit that notification bell if you’d like to see more of these videos as soon as they’re released if you enjoyed 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