If you are using an Android phone, you must know all the procedure of Android version updation. Google launched the beta version for its Pixel family six months earlier. Android 10 was previously named as Android Q. However, the beta version was disclosed on 13 March 2019. The final release for Pixel smartphones came in the month of September. Moreover, Android 10 comes with the latest gesture navigation, enhanced security and dark mode and many more in Google Pixel family as well as other Android phones.
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Welcome To The Dark Mode
Finally, Android has amazed its users with a better API and system-wide dark mode. The dark mode seems user-friendly especially when the user uses his smartphone at night. It is not bringing irritation to the eyes and provide a comfort zone to the user. The latest API is able to integrate dark mode with the third party applications. The user can easily turn off and turn on the dark mode via Quick settings toggle.
Latest Themes Within Android 10
The theming section comes with vibrant colors that give the wonderful look to the smartphone. The system default theme color is iconic Pixel blue. The other options include Orchid, Ocean, Space, Cinnamon, Purple, Green and Black. However, there is an option known as Pixel Themes, which will roll out with Pixel 4, later.
Good Bye To Iconic Buttons
Earlier, there were iconic buttons to go back to the previous page. Now, there are no buttons. Instead, a user can swipe from the left or right to go back, swipe up for the home screen, swipe up and hold prompts the multitasking menu.
Yes, if the user is addicted to any app. He can switch on the focus mode so that he won’t be distracted anymore. It sounds like the best feature ever. What do you think?
Gender Inclusive Emoji
Android 10 heads up with gender-inclusive and cute animals emoji. Google has worked on around 800 emojis among which 300 are gender-neutral emojis. This is actually great.
Better Security and User Privacy
This time the focus is made on Privacy. Security updates have arrived this month. We have discussed them in detail below. Google has applied some new features for user app permissions in Google Pixel as well as other Android phones. This time the control is given to the user and the user can allow the app to access the phone which he desires.
Android 10 x Google Pixel
Android 10 started working on Google Pixel phones from 3rd September 2019.
To check the update, go to the Settings> System > System Update.
If there is any update visible about the Android version, tap it. The update is available on Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL. It will be present in Pixel 4 by default. Users will not require to update on Pixel 4. If you want to get Android 10 update ASAP, choose a beta version, then the actual version will download immediately.
Recent Security Updates
Google has recently released an update regarding security. The update also came with several advancements for the pixel phones. A monthly security update on Google Pixel XL and Google Pixel will soon end as announced by the Google support website. These updates will not affect the performance of any member of the Pixel family.
Recently, the zero-day flaw has been discovered. Google installed this in Pixel and Pixel 2 smartphones as well. There is also a fix regarding security framework error. It fixed two Qualcomm components as well as Registered Services Cache.
Google says in Pixel update bulletin,
“Pixel 1 and Pixel 2 devices will receive the patch for CVE-2019-2215 as part of the October update. Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a devices are not vulnerable to this issue.”
Google has published factory images and published the recent OTA files on its developer site. This is based on the latest update. The OTA updates are received on several Pixel models.
According to Google
“The most severe of these issues is a critical security vulnerability in the Media framework component that could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.”
At the start, there were two flaws in the system. One was a flaw in Qualcomm parts and the other was kernel component errors. The Qualcomm components also include closed-source components.
The functional updates for the month of October include system and Wi-Fi durability improvements. It also has solved the issue regarding memory leakage in User Interface. Not only this, but it also got heads up notifications fixed. It also enhanced the system of gesture navigation and bootloop in selected device locale modes. Moreover, there were issues regarding sensor calibration revisions and missing notifications in Pixel stand mode. But now, after this update, there is no place for these issues.
Android Security Bulletin
Google has also published the Android Security Bulletin for the month of October. It shared details of security updates that are available to Android manufacturers as well. It will be soon set out for all the Android gadgets out there.
The latest security patch also includes an improved and better framework. It is precisely mentioned in Android Security Bulletin as,
“Enable a local malicious application to bypass user interaction requirements in order to gain access to additional permissions.”
Android 10 And Other Gadgets
Besides Google Pixel phones, Security updates within Android 10 will soon roll out for Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+ and other Android phones. The other parties including HMD Global, OnePlus, Essential and many others will start receiving this update by the end of October, most probably.
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