Android 10: This is what the new features look like

Android celebrates an anniversary: ​​With Android, Q is now the tenth version of the popular smartphone operating system appeared and brought numerous innovations and improvements. We show you the most significant changes – also vividly in the video.

Android is the world’s most popular mobile operating system for smartphones. Now the anniversary version Android 10 Q has appeared and brings many changes and innovations with it. It all starts with the name: So Android Q is the first version of the popular operating system that does not listen to the name of a candy. Also, the Android logo has been redesigned: The typical green tone has been refined, and the font of the logo has become a bit edgier. Also, the Android robot has been integrated into the logo for the first time. Overall, Android is thus much grown and not as playful, as was the case with past versions.

These smartphones get Android 10 Q

According to the standards, once again, the Pixel Smartphones were first provided with the update. So users of any Google Pixel smartphone can already install the update if this has not happened automatically. When more smartphones get the update, it is not sure. Manufacturers like OnePlus and Nokia are very fast, as far as the handling of updates is concerned. Other manufacturers such as Samsung and Huawei must first provide the new version of Android with their own user interface before the update can be played. So it can take only a few days, but also several months until the smartphones get the new update.

New gesture control facilitates the operation

The Android-typical system navigation with the three buttons at the bottom of the screen received its first major update last year with Android 9 Pie. Rather half-hearted gesture navigation caused a lot of criticism from the user. Google responds to this criticism and donated Android in the tenth version now a completely revised gesture navigation, which is very similar to those of the current iPhones.

So a swipe up brings the user back to the home screen, and a swipe from one screen to the middle performs the following action. Also, Samsung will take over in its new user interface OneUI 2.0 the revised gesture control.

Dark Mode protects the battery and eyes

Many current smartphones display content on an OLED screen. This simply turns off black pixels compared to IPS screens. This not only provides for a more intense black tone but also spares the eyes. Even the battery life increases through the screen technology, since black and thus switched off pixels do not consume energy. Google uses these advantages with Android 10 Q and integrates a system-wide Dark Mode.

Both elements of the operating system, such as the Google search bar and the quick settings, as well as many system apps, including the settings, the phone app, and notes, get the new dark look. The previously white background will be completely black and fonts displayed in white. Thus, many more pixels can be switched off, and much more energy of the battery can be saved. In the dark, the eyes are massively spared, as no longer a completely white screen illuminates the face in an otherwise dark environment.

Now it’s going to be private: more power over access rights

Privacy is an increasingly important topic in the digital world. For the new version of Android, Google has, therefore, fundamentally revised the privacy settings. For example, it is now possible for apps to ensure access to sensitive data, such as the location, only if the app is actually being used. Retrieving this data in the background is then no longer possible for the app.

Also, the user receives a temporary notification that an app is currently retrieving the location in the background. Thus Google wants to remind that an app has unrestricted access to the data.

Now it’s going to be private : That’s what Android 10 Q brings with it

If you like to chat a lot and often use emojis, you should be pleased about this innovation. Google integrates into the new version of the operating system all 230 new emojis. And to do the LGBT community a favor, 53 of these new emojis are gender-neutral.

Visitors like to ask for the Wi-Fi password, but the password is often very long and complicated. With Android 10 Q, Google has put an end to password dictation because Google now implemented a handy Huawei feature. In the settings now not only the Wi-Fi password can be displayed, but also simply scanned via QR code from another phone become. Sharing your own WLAN works within seconds.

The Google file app has been significantly redesigned in Android 10 Q and now offers not only a new design but also a filter option. This makes it easier to find files that have disappeared over time in the lowest directories of the smartphone.

The latest trend in the smartphone segment is mainly foldable smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X. 

Android Q now supports the presentation of such foldable smartphones natively, which should be an even smoother and better presentation possible. 

This also opens the door to foldable smartphones for other manufacturers. Apparently, we can prepare ourselves for a series of new folding devices.

Notifications are better separated with the current version of Android 10: muted announcements are now better separated from the other messages in the notification bar by a separator. With just one click, all mute notifications can soon be deleted, while the other messages remain.

For a detailed list of all other new features and individual explanations, Google had yesterday released the official Android 10 Q website.

Other smartphones – other features

It is important to note that manufacturers like Huawei and Samsung always install their own user interface on the Android operating system. In the past, for example, some devices had a dark mode or their own gesture control. These features are, therefore, no longer a novelty for some users. The above changes are primarily related to raw Android, as found on most Motorola, Nokia, Google, etc. devices. But it can be assumed that the manufacturers also equip their own user interfaces with new features. Which will then be uploaded in the coming weeks and months on the several smartphones via update.

The Apple Card is here and what Now

The Apple Card is here.” This is the name of the Apple advertising that unveils its credit card to the general public, recently available for everyone in the United States.

Announced on March 25 in the evening (European time), the Apple Card is a credit card offered by the famous company created by Steve Jobs. While we knew the firm at the apple for the manufacture of computers and phones, here they are embarking on a new market: the bank.

Apple begins advertising by showing the physical Apple Card, then the virtual Apple Card on the iPhone. “It’s a new kind of credit card created by Apple. Not by a bank, “says the voiceover. 

The ad then shows Daily Cash, which lists the amounts received for each purchase thanks to cashback (3% at Apple and Apple services, 2% with Apple Pay and 1% with the physical Apple Card). The ad also puts the emphasis on privacy and security with the use of Face ID to use the Apple Card.

Apple concludes its advertising by inviting people interested in the Apple Card to apply from the Wallet app, pre-installed on each iPhone.

Apple wants to conquer the banking community.

The existence of the Apple Card credit card had already been the subject of several rumors that the experts had then considered severe. Especially since the acceleration of the activation of the Apple Pay service.

With this card, designed and produced in partnership with the famous bank Goldmann Sachs and the card issuer that we all already have in our portfolios. Mastercard, you can make payments online and in physical stores, and recover a percentage of each of your purchases. 

Apple is joining forces with two behemoths in the banking industry intending to make it easier for all users to use their Apple Pay payment system more often, wherever and whenever they want.

A physical and digital bank card

Specifically, the Apple Card comes in two forms: physical and digital. The physical format we all know, and the map will look almost like the ones we use every day.

The main difference is the absence of a number (you know, the series of 4 groups of 4 digits that we find above our last name and first name). Visual cryptogram and date of validity or signature on the back. Apple is once again in the clean, simple, and efficient design.

A new kind of credit card, created by Apple, not a bank.

Your card will also have its digital version in the Wallet app and allow you to make payments online or in physical stores. Until now only possible in Apple Pay partner stores, your payments will now be accepted wherever the Mastercard is. In other words, the possibilities are expanded to a level equivalent to all other cards.

You earn money by spending your

This is an option that has much more at the announcement on the scene of the Keynote of March 25, 2019, the function ”  Cash Back  ” proposed with the Apple Card. The Cash Back allows you, in a few words, to recover a small percentage of the purchases you make with your credit card. Precisely every day, you get what Apple calls the ”  Daily Cash,”” A small amount of money on the purchases made. 

These are not points to collect and exchange, but real money, which is directly credited to your account. Apple announces an average of up to 3% of your expenses. Case in point, you pass Starbucks, and you want a good coffee? Stop, order, and pay with your Apple Card. On the 5 €, you spent for your hot drink, Apple promises you to get 15 cents directly on your Wallet. 

The sum may seem ridiculous for some, but multiply that by 20 for each day of the month when you will potentially offer you a coffee. Then by ten for the months of the year when you go to work. And lastly by the number of purchases you can make every day with a credit card (a newspaper, a sandwich, a snack in a machine, a pack of cigarettes, glasses in the evening, a stamp book, your tickets metro, etc.). 

We arrive at very nice sums! Even though the concept was not invented by Apple and is already present on most credit cards offered by banks online. Type N26 or Revolut, it has clearly been put forward to attract the maximum of people.

How to get your Apple Card?

It’s easy to buy a credit card from Apple, just go to your Wallet app and order it. Instantly you will be able to make payments wherever you want, and you can also order a physical version of the card. Apple promises meager fees, or nonexistent in some cases, and especially not to use personal data related to your purchases for its business needs. To have!