With Android 10, set to officially launch on September 2019, there are new reports regarding the features that it will carry. Recently, Google made it clear that they are breaking the past tradition of naming its Android OS after the name of the desserts. They released a video along with the official logo and the official name of the Android Q which is being named to Android 10.
Android 10 along with all the future Android OS updates from now onwards, will be simply called as their version number. Like for instance, the upcoming Android Q will be called the Android 10. Not only that, but Google also revamped the logo of the Android 10 and now the new logo will have a different shade of green with half of the Droid bot’s head.
Moreover, it’s new security features that are making rounds on the internet that the Android 10 will bring for the users. The Android 10 will bring more enhanced and improved security and privacy features to the users that will allow them to have more control over what they share with any application. This is a pretty solid move in my opinion as now, you can see any or every application even apps that do not fall into the category of calling, asking permissions for making calls and messages. This is pretty bizarre but, with Android 10, Google will fix this issue and now you get more control on what information you share.
Privacy Features on Android 10:
Android 10 will now transmit a unique MAC address and also it will require some extra permissions to access your phone’s IMEI. MAC address will be a unique identifier which will be unique only for your phone. This will help users to stop unwanted applications and advertisers to stop knowing more about your personal information.
Another big feature in terms of privacy is that now with Android 10, you will be able to choose whether any application can access your location at all times, or only when you are using the application. This is a very important feature which I personally liked in iOS. However, Google is now bringing this with the Android 10, better late than never!
Biometric Authentication on Android 10:
Google has brought in enhanced biometric authentication which will give the user more security with their biometrics. The Android 10 will have two modes – Implicit and Explicit. The implicit mode is the normal mode via which you can unlock all your daily tasks like phone unlock, app unlock, etc. Moreover, the Explicit mode is more complex as it will ask the user to press a button to make sure that the user has initiated the biometric authentication. This will increase the security when you use biometrics for payments or any other payment transactions.
Enhanced Encryption on Android 10:
The files on your Android devices are encrypted using the AES method. However, with the Android 10, Google will now use the Adantium encryption system that they introduced in February. It uses less computation power than the AES encryption and it relies completely on the core functions of the CPU. In simpler words, your files will be safer and secure using the new encryption method with the Android 10.
The above security features that will be there with the Android 10 looks promising and I personally can’t wait to shift over to the Android 10 device. Moreover, all the security features are always updating so, you could see some more features with the Android 10 after its launch. Let us know in the comments what do you think about these new improved security features that Google will introduce with the Android 10. Until the next post…Cheers!