Published: Thu, September 05, 2019
Tech | By Anita Cain

Android 10 update stuck on the boot screen? You're not alone

Android 10 update stuck on the boot screen? You're not alone

In a blog post on Tuesday, Google confirmed that it had kicked off the rollout, and while it didn't specify which Pixel phones will be receiving the update, we can safely assume that it'll be arriving on Pixel 3, 3XL and Google's Pixel 3a devices. Smart Reply is the new feature of Android 10, even smarter than the past: it will help speed up the sending of a reply to a message from friends and family. Google suggests that "Live Caption is coming to Pixel devices this fall", and more devices will have access with Android 10 in the future.

Swipe typing, where you use your thumb to swipe across the keyboard and pray the prediction engine catches your gist, isn't new to the iPhone. Swiping in from either the left or right edge of the screen will be considered to be the "back" action henceforth.

"Android 10 gives you greater protection, transparency, and control over your data", which builds on top of Google's ongoing commitment to provide industry-leading security and privacy protections on Android, Burke said.

This is a major software update for Android devices. Those too impatient to wait for OTA updates, meanwhile, can download and install the upgrade manually from the Google Developers site.

Two Canadian carriers posted software launch schedules on their support pages, and according to them, the latest version of Android is coming to Pixel phones on September 3.

Come to the dark side. with Dark Theme. That includes Chrome, Google confirmed this week; dark mode support for Gmail, Google Maps, and other apps are in the works. You can now fine-tune the data apps access, restrict location services based on usage, contain background app activity and best of all, do all of this from a single privacy hub in settings. One of the most important aspects of the new operating system is enhanced security and improved user control over permissions.

However, it is certain that all versions of the Pixel, Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 will get the first wave of the new mobile operating system. There is also a new feature called Focus Mode which allows you to minimize distractions and pause preselected apps. Additionally, devices that run Android 10 transmit a randomized MAC addresses (a unique number that identifies your device) by default.

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