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Today, 3rd of September 2019,. Google has released stable Android 10  to its Pixel range of devices, which includes: Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Google Pixel, and Pixel XL.

The key features of Android 10 include: stronger user privacy and security protections, system-wide Dark Theme, Smart Reply in notifications, gesture navigation, and much more.

Android 10 rolling out

Below are few of the features Android 10 brings to your phone:

Live Caption

With Live Caption, videos including those you record yourself, podcasts, and audio messages get captioned when activated. And the best thing is that it doesn’t require Wi-Fi or data.

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Smart Reply

Smart reply on android 10

With Android 9 Pie, you received suggested responses when you receive a message or mail. Android 10 takes it even further with Smart Reply. A message containing a location or address will now include suggestions to open related apps such as Maps for directions to the place.

Sound Amplifier

This is an app that boosts sounds, filters background noises and provides an overall better audio experience when you plug in your headphones to watch a video or listen to an audio file.

Gesture Navigation

Android 10 brings a new gesture navigation system that includes swipes and pulls.

System gesture

Dark Theme

Google finally listened and has now added a dark theme to Android. Google says it uses true black for the dark theme which should bring improvements to battery life and also reduce the strain on your eyes. Google Apps like Gmail, photos, and the calendar take on a dark theme when you switch.

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New Emojis

Android 10 brings up to 65 new emojis including gender-inclusive ones for pre-existing emojis.

Privacy Controls

With Android10, users now have more controls over their privacy. You can customize which app gets access to your location and when. You can choose what data is stored and for how long. You can also opt-out of personalized ads.

Faster Security Updates

With Android 10, security updates and fixes will be rolled out via Google Play (Play Store) and you will receive them just the way your apps receive new updates.

Digital Wellbeing

Focus Mode which allows you to minimize distractions and pause preselected apps. Digital Wellbeing also gets parental controls allowing you to set screen time limits, see device location, and manage what they see.

You can check the official website for more details on Android 10’s features.

The latest Android version is also available for Essential Phone, and that is from today as well.

The Android 10 update released today includes the September 2019 security patch.

When will your smartphone get Android 10? If you do not own a Pixel or Essential phone, you will have to wait till whenever your smartphone’s manufacturer makes the update available for your device.

For some Huawei users, that can be as early as next week: Here are the Huawei smartphones that will get Android 10 + EMUI 10 next week.

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