The Best New Features in Android 10, Available Now

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Justin Duino

After beta testing the latest version of Android for several months, Google has officially released Android 10. Although most of the changes to the operating system are under the hood, there are several user-facing changes you might like.

What Happened to the Dessert Names?

If you’re a long-time Android user, you likely know that Google typically gives new versions of Android a dessert name. That changed this year. Google announced several weeks back that it was updating the Android brand and its naming strategy.

With this change, the new version of Android is now called Android 10. This numbering strategy will be used going forward, but Google plans to keep the dessert names for future internal development builds.

Fun fact: Android 10 (previously Android Q) was going to be called “Queen Cake” publically and is referred to as “Quince Tart” internally.

The end of dessert names doesn’t mean that Google will stop building statues for new software versions. Dave Burke, VP of Engineering, Android, tweeted a photo of the Android 10 statue.

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When Will My Phone Get Updated?

With the official release of Android 10, Google has begun pushing out the firmware update to its Pixel handsets. The day one release has already started rolling out to every generation of Pixel smartphone.

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