The latest version of Android is finally here and it doesn’t carry a unique name and is just called Android 10. People can finally make use of the dark mode and along with other cool features in this new update. Speaking of App developers, they can totally make use of these new features and build their Apps with the best functionalities. Here’s our pick of the five new Android 10 features that App developers need to take advantage of:
First and foremost thing that has been added are a new set of gestures for a faster Android experience. Previously you had to swipe up gestures on Android Pie to open the App drawer or enter the multitasking view. In Android 10, you can now swipe up straight from the navigation bar to go home and swipe from left or right to go back and swipe and hold to view all the recent Apps which resembles the functionalities of the iPhone X.
Global Dark Mode
The system-wide dark mode finally made it to Android 10 and you can now run each of your Apps with the dark theme. It also improves the overall battery life and reduces the strain on the eyes as claimed by Google itself. The company is offering the API for the dark mode to the developers so that they can make sure their Apps are in line with the rest of the operating system.
Google had earlier added the Smart Reply feature on Gmail which basically guesses the response for your emails. With Android 10, you can now use Smart Replies on WhatsApp, Facebook and Signal. Smart Reply makes use of Machine Learning to tell you the responses that can be used like an emoji or open up a received address on Google Maps.
As a part of Google’s Digital Wellbeing initiative, Focus Mode is now a part of Android 10. Once this mode is turned on, users will be able to avoid getting distracted by news or messaging Apps and all the notification from these Apps will be grayed out. The main aim here is to let you maintain a balance between phone usage time and personal time with ease.
The Family Link App has been available on the Play Store for a long while and it has now been made as the default on Android 10. This functionality is very handy for parents who want to keep track of their child’s App activity and setup time limits or add bonus time instantly. They will also be able to keep track of their kids device and manage the content easily.