Android 10 is here! With this release, weÂ focusedÂ on making your everyday life easier with features powered by on-device machine learning, as well as supporting new technologies likeÂ FoldablesÂ and 5G. At the same time, with almost 50 changes related to privacy and security, Android 10 gives you greater protection, transparency, and control over your data. This builds on top of our ongoing commitment to provideÂ industry-leading security and privacy protectionsÂ on Android. We also built new tools that empower people of all abilities, and help you find the right balance with technology.
Here are the 10 things you should know, centered on innovation, security and privacy and digital wellbeing:
Simpler, smarter, and more helpful
1.Â Smart Reply now suggests actions. So when someone sends you a message with an address or a YouTube video, you can open and navigate in Google Maps or open up the video in YouTubeâ€”no copying and pasting required. And Smart Reply now works across all your favorite messaging apps.
2.Â Come to the dark sideâ€¦ withÂ Dark Theme. You can enable Dark Theme for your entire phone or for specific apps like Photos and Calendar. Itâ€™s easier on your eyes, and your phone battery too.
3.Â Take advantage of larger, edge-to-edge screens with the newÂ gesture navigation. With simple swipes, you can go backwards, pull up the homescreen, and fluidly move between tasks. After switching, youÂ wonâ€™t want to go backÂ to visible buttons.
4.Â With a single tap,Â Live CaptionÂ will automatically caption videos, podcasts and audio messages across any appâ€”even stuff you record yourself. Live Caption will become available this fall, starting with Pixel.
New privacy and security features put you in control
5.Â You can choose to only share location data with apps while youâ€™re using them. Youâ€™ll also receive reminders when an app that you are not actively using is accessing your location, so you can decide whether or not to continue sharing.
6.Â In a new Privacy section under Settings, youâ€™ll find important controls like Web & App Activity and Ad Settings in one place.
7.Â With Google Play system updates, important security and privacy fixes can now be sent to your phone from Google Play, in the same way your apps update. So you get these fixes as soon as theyâ€™re available, without having to wait for a full OS update.
Find the right balance with technology for you and your family
8.Â You have greater control over where and when notifications will alert you. Mark notifications as â€œSilentâ€ and they wonâ€™t make noise or appear on your lockscreen, so you’re only alerted by notifications when you want to be.
9.Â NowÂ Family LinkÂ is part of every device running Android 9 or 10, right in settings underÂ Digital Wellbeing. Parents can use these tools to set digital ground rules like daily screen time limits, device bedtime, time limits on specific apps, and more. They can also review the apps children install on their devices, as well as their usage.
10.Â Want to be in the zone but not off the grid? Digital Wellbeing now brings youÂ Focus mode. Select the apps you find distractingâ€”such as email or the newsâ€”and silence them until you come out of Focus mode. Sign up for theÂ BetaÂ to try it.
Thereâ€™s lots more in Android 10, including aÂ new enterprise featureÂ that lets you use different keyboards for your personal and work profiles, app timers for specific websites so you can balance your time on the web,Â new gender-inclusive emoji, and support for direct audio streaming to hearing aid devices.
Android 10 begins rolling out to Pixel phones today, and weâ€™re working with our partners to launch and upgrade devices to Android 10 this year. Learn more atÂ android.com/10.