Pretty lame feature set for a new major version of Android.
Most of the stuff, especially the "higlights" like gestures are already available by other companies and launchers, for example Xiaomi.
It seems that Google always is a step behind in Android development. Pretty dissapointing.
Here's what I'd like to see Android do:
* Fix their memory management. Users shouldn't have to buy double RAM version of phones just because Android has poor RAM management.
* Improve their UI & add more customization options. Android was always about that.
* Drop all iOS inspirations & develop their own style & substance. Gestures are a gimmick, keep them optional instead of making them the primary method of interaction. Bring back the app stack & get rid of the iOS inspired layout.
* Reduce spyware & user data collection without permission.
* Make updates seamless & unintrusive.
* Fix/Improve whatever else is needs to be fixed/improved.
how come google?, 05 Sep 2019many people with GOOGLE (pixel) phones is having huge problems with Q official update, all sen... moreI upgraded 3 phones... no issues at all!
Android 10 is a real improvement!
I really liked "those pesky permission request pop-ups". Now it's completely a backtracking for me on this one. I will have to go again into the permission to check if there is no permission allowed when I do not want them to be, for example, voice permission to some dial app.
Plus, "those pesky permission request pop-ups" poped only once, not a really big deal. Well, they should just have put a "do not ask me again when deny" option.
I thought desktop mode was the most exciting feature of Android 10, stock android finally have something similar to Huawei and Samsung's dex mode. Which is a very handy thing to have, isn't it?
Porely written. The significant under the hud futures not even mention. The Android 10 brings AV1 video & Opus audio codec support. Minimal Vulkan support now needed is 1.1. Those are also the most significant real improvements.
The new logo is nit a dismembered head, it's the android peeking on your life D:
Gestures are easily managed by enabling "hot zones", where only the hot zone triggers the gesture while the other parts of the screen edge act normally. I've had it this way for more than 3 years with no problems.
many people with GOOGLE (pixel) phones is having huge problems with Q official update, all sensors stopped working after the upgrade (active edge, auto rotation, auto brightness, proximity sensor, flip to shhh, dt2w ecc ecc) making the phone NOT usable. this is serious.
we are collecting info here:
and hopened a bug in bugtracker here:
many are commenting that are having the same problem. mentions to this bug first appeared in google bugtracker back in July, and google never fixed this until now, when they released official Q update... on bugtracker they commented in one of the filed bug reports: "deferred looking into this problem maybe in a future release", hilarious...
this is confirmed at least on pixel 3 and pixel 3 xl. we all installed in the proper way (clean flash of the factory image, or official OTA upgrade ecc). as soon as we go back to Pie, sensors start working again, everytime we go to Q, they stop working.
I repeat, NOT EVERYONE is affected, but MANY people is.
@GSMA please give this major problem some visibility and add it to the article, people must be informed of the risks of upgrading!
PriteshThakker, 05 Sep 2019So apart from expressing disappointment with this update, why don't you mention / express what... moreSo apart from reposting your unproductive comment three times, why don't you do what you want us to do instead.
Whackcar, 05 Sep 2019Android updates used to be grand & desirable until Lollipop. After that it turned to minor... moreSo apart from expressing disappointment with this update, why don't you mention / express what be practical and useful update be like for you?
Android updates used to be grand & desirable until Lollipop. After that it turned to minor updates and pointless changes. Android is at its worst stage now that it is taking inspiration from iOS.
Top 3 useful features of Android 10 for me are:
1. Dark Mode
2. Security features ( Security updates via playstore & TLS 1.3)
3. Gesture Navigation
EskeRahn, 05 Sep 2019Hmm it all sound like a big: MEH
Especially the gestures, but at least it can simple be turne... moreBecause it was copied from iphone doesn't mean that it's bad. Both gestures and notch are great features stop being a fanboy and just admit it.
Ps: before calling me isheep,you should know that I did never had an iphone.
Very, very light on tweaks and features (no pun intended). Just like previous "upgrades" that were actually disguised .x updates this is another incremental update
Gandalfdenvite, 05 Sep 2019"Every device that will launch running Android 10 will be required to encrypt user data storag... moreYes and no. Though for some data it sure is, for others it is simply a waste of CPU-time and thus battery. Do anyone REALLY need some large public available downloaded video or similar encrypted? Or your large offline maps files, downloaded from your maps vendor?
And if something breaks, it gets harder to extract your data from your SD-card, so you have to rely on having good backups. That is of course always a good idea anyway.
But again I would say that 99.99% of my images could just as well go public, so encryption here is again generally wasted.
But SURE it is a good idea that SOME data can be encrypted, and by just blindly encrypting everything, nothing is accidentally omitted....
But as Google, NSA and the like are likely to steal our data anyway, it is a bit of false security IMHO
Hmm it all sound like a big: MEH
Especially the gestures, but at least it can simple be turned off, so we can wait for a useful version in android 11, 12, 13, 14,.... in a few years.
Anonymous, 04 Sep 2019Who wanted for android be like ios? xD Crappy gestures, good for nothing. Digital wellbeing i... moreWhy comment if you didn't even read the article? What you're saying is factually wrong.
Good changes and it's fortunate that Scoped Storage is not here yet, hopefully Google abandons the idea entirely eventually. Even Apple is slowly adding support for file system on iPadOS and maybe even on new iPhones eventually.
Android 9 was IMHO the first bad update in the sense that I'd rather stay on Oreo because Pie messed up interface and removed features, the asinine volume buttons behaviour being one example.
Can't wait till my OnePlus device gets 10, shouldn't be too long based on their great track record and the fact that there's already an open beta available which I'll be skipping because it doesn't work with Google Pay.
Good update, an actual progress instead of the regression that was Android Pie.