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Google releases Android 10 with Parent Control and Focus Mode

09/04/2019 - 06:38

The American corporation Google reported that the operating system Android 10 is now available for Pixel phones. In the near future, owners of smartphones of other companies will also have the possibility of switching to Android 10.

Live Caption is one of the main features of the new system. It automatically converts speech in videos into subtitles. It is available even for those videos recorded directly by the user. Smart answers now work without the application opened - just select the answer in the pop-up window. The device will also offer actions, for example, immediately go to the address from a Google Maps message, or switch to YouTube without having to copy the link.

Now users can turn on the dark theme mode, as well as use additional gestures for navigation on the smartphone: go back, open the home screen and move smoothly between applications. Particular attention was paid to privacy: now users can allow applications to access the location only when the application is open, and prohibit to do it in the sleeping mode.

There are also the Focus Mode: a special mode that blocks all applications that distract from work (instant messengers, social networks and others), and Family Link, which will allow parents to control how much time the child spends on the smartphone or certain applications.