Android 10

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Android 10 (API 29)
Android 10 is the tenth major version of the Android operating system. The stable version of Android 10 was released on September 3, 2019.
Version Release date Features Image(s)
10 September 3, 2019
  • Revamped full-screen gesture navigation with new app open/close animations.[1][2][3]
  • Scoped storage restrictions[4]
  • New permissions required to access location in background and to access photo, video and audio files.[5]
  • Background apps can no longer jump into the foreground.[5]
  • Limited access to non-resettable device identifiers.[5]
  • Background (idle) access to camera, microphone and sensors disabled for more privacy protection with the side effect of disabling antitheft software.[6][7][8]
  • Sharing shortcuts, which allow sharing content with a contact directly.[5]
  • Floating settings panel, that allows changing system settings directly from apps.[5]
  • Dynamic depth format for photos, which allow changing background blur after taking a photo.[5]
  • Support for the AV1 video codec, the HDR10+ video format and the Opus audio codec.[5]
  • Support for aptX Adaptive, LHDC, LLAC, CELT and AAC LATM codecs[9][10]
  • A native MIDI API, allowing interaction with music controllers.[5]
  • Better support for biometric authentication in apps.[5]
  • Support for the WPA3 Wi-Fi security protocol.[5]
  • Support for foldable phones.[5]
  • Support for Notification Bubbles.[11][12]
  • New system-wide dark theme/mode[13][14]
  • TLS v1.3 support added.
  • Project Mainline, allows core OS components to be updated via the Google Play Store, without requiring a complete system update[15]
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Android 10 home screen
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  4. "Privacy changes in Android 10". Android Developers.
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 Burke, Dave (March 13, 2019). "Introducing Android Q Beta". Android Developers Blog. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  6. Welch, Chris (March 7, 2018). "Android P won't let apps secretly use your mic or camera in the background". The Verge.
  7. "Android P will prevent apps from using your camera or microphone without telling you (Updated)". Android Authority. February 21, 2018.
  8. Nikolov, Mihail. "Android P will prevent background apps from using the camera". Phone Arena.
  9. "Audio Implementation". Android Open Source Project. Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  10. Yeow, Goh Beng (October 22, 2019). "Android 10 devices are going to sound better with LHDC™". Porta-Fi™. Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  11. Burke, Dave (April 3, 2019). "Android Q Beta 2 update". Android Developers Blog. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  12. "Bubbles". Android Developers. Archived from the original on April 10, 2019. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  13. "Dark theme". Android Developers.
  14. Schoon, Ben (October 10, 2019). "Google Dark Mode app roundup: Everything available so far".
  15. "Fresher OS with Projects Treble and Mainline". Android Developers Blog. Retrieved January 6, 2020.