Through a change in programming APIs, Google has managed to make the Android 10 share menu much faster than in previous versions.
In the war between iOS and Android there used to be an element that was always in favor of the latter: the share menu. The possibilities in the Google system used to be greater than in Apple’s. This has evolved in both environments but it is true that in the case that matters to us, Google, we have seen how Android 6 introduced a noticeable change in the way this menu behaved, and slowed it down a lot.
The change in Android 6
The reason for this decrease in speed is that in that version the most common contacts were introduced in shareable applications when sharing something. That way we could choose to send a file to a person via WhatsApp, with just one click, for example.
The problem is that scanning all the options and displaying them, which is what the Direct Share function of Android 6.0 Marshmallow did, took the system too long.
Android 10 changed the APIS
In Android 10 we have seen how this has changed since Google has stopped using Direct Share and has implemented new application programming interfaces (APIs) to share elements, called Sharing Shortcuts API .
In theory, this should make the menu of this version of Android, when we are going to share something, go much faster, and Google has proven it.
In the image above you see a comparison of how fast Android 9 (in green) and Android 10 (in black) is when it comes to displaying target items in the share menu.
As you can see, with Android 10 almost 100% of users see the share menu within 0.1 seconds of pressing the button and half of them see it four times faster. In Android 9 it took practically four times as long to display that information.
Obviously, these Google calculations are applied in a general way since each case is specific for the number of installed apps, their type and many more factors.
The second update of Android 10 and One UI 2.0 is already available in Spain for those who have signed up for the beta in the Samsung Galaxy S10.
Samsung has stepped on the accelerator in terms of Android 10 as it not only began to distribute the beta with One UI 2.0 in a few territories, we also have it in Spain thanks to the new Samsung Members program . And it has already evolved: after updating all phones to correct the error of the fingerprint scanner , a second beta arrives with Android 10 .
We woke up this morning with the pending update on our Samsung Galaxy S10 + : ready to install. The news record is very broad. And it brings a change that is anticipated even to the Google Pixel : the S10 with One UI 2.0 receive the November security patch . Not bad, even if it is still beta software.
Sign up through Samsung Members and update your Samsung Galaxy S10 to Android 10
We have to highlight the fact that it is still a beta ROM , although it works reasonably well. If the first version was fluid, with certain drawbacks that we reviewed in our analysis, this second beta comes to improve the overall operation of the device, including battery consumption. Therefore, it is highly recommended to update.
Samsung definitely fixes the error with its fingerprint scanner so that it does not allow authentication based on what covers and protectors (we checked and were unable to skip the scanner lock). The update weighs around 500 MB .
To sign up for the beta of Android 10 and One UI 2.0 in Spain you just have to do the following:
You need to have an active SIM in the phone and that it be free.
Open your Samsung Members app and look for the beta ad (a small blue sign at the top of the screen).
Click on the Image Register .
Accept the conditions, click on Register and you will be in the betas program.
Check the updates from the settings of your Samsung Galaxy S10: Android 10 should soon arrive with One UI 2.0.
Although this second beta is still in testing, the overall performance of the phone improves considerably . We still do not recommend it for regular use, yes: update only if you want to try before anyone else the news at a certain risk.
Honor has reported that the Honor Play was not updated to Android 10, although it was on the list of models that would receive the new version of the system.
In recent weeks we have been giving a lot of information about the different mobile brand updates to Android 10. This is normal in the months following the annual Android update by Google.
So far we have not echoed many developments in Huawei terminals because except for a timely update and a beta version for other models no news has been published.
Honor published a list of mobiles that would receive Android 10, among which was the Honor Play. This list was provided by Honor India, one of the company’s most important subsidiaries.
Honor India indicates that there will be no Android 10 for Honor Play
And it has been the same subsidiary that through a comment on its Twitter profile has reported that this mobile, the Honor Play , will finally not receive Android 10.
The reason given is that the terminal does not meet the necessary technical requirements, something that clashes since normally the culprit of this argument is the processor, and the Honor Play has the same as other Huawei and Honor models that will update, the Kirin 970
This publication is from a week ago but we have met another one just a few hours ago, which insists on the same argument, that the device hardware is not able to move Android 10 smoothly.
For its part, Huawei has reported that at the moment there are no plans for this update, but it has not closed the door to a modification of the decision in the future.
We have contacted Honor Spain and Huawei Spain to confirm if in our country we will see the Honor Play update to Android 10.
We show you a simple way to anticipate the official updates of Xiaomi: Mi Pilot, a mobile pilot program with MIUI.
Today is an important day for everyone who has a Xiaomi mobile since the company has officially started its updates to MIUI 11 . This version of the custom layer brings numerous new features, both aesthetic and functional; Updating Xiaomi own apps by the way. The update process is always staggered, but there is a way forward.
Xiaomi cut beta programs internationally by restricting them to their own country , China. However, it does have a pilot program that rewards fans of the brand: Mi Pilot . It is a global program that anyone with a selected Xiaomi mobile can sign up for.
Sign up for My Pilot and receive updates from Xiaomi days before its official date
As is often the case with this type of more or less exclusive programs, not all phones are suitable for him, there will also be users who are left out: My Pilot does not guarantee its acceptance to all owners of a Xiaomi mobile with MIUI (phones with Android One are not suitable for My Pilot) as places are limited . However, you lose nothing by signing up.
How to register your Xiaomi mobile in the Mi Pilot program? It is a simple process:
Enter your Xiaomi account details and you will access the access survey.
You must dial the phone number you have, select the region to which it belongs and enter an email number.
Once completed, and sent the registration, you will have already opted for the My Pilot program.
This system of advance to the official updates works based on stable and global ROMs , you will never receive beta versions. Xiaomi does not confirm your acceptance to Mi Pilot , nor will you receive any notice of the brand as an update has been released: you will simply update before the other owners of the same phone. It is a way to anticipate a few days before the official release, it also serves to make Xiaomi and MIUI ensure that everything works correctly.
The smartphones that currently have access to the Mi Pilot program are the following:
Googe is updating some Pixel with a new function called Rules, which allows actions to be taken when a precondition is met.
A few months ago, with the first betas of Android Q, some users found traces of what appeared to be a novelty of the system, a new way to schedule actions similar to what applications like Tasker or IFTTT do .
It seems that Google wanted to provide Android with these functions without installing anything, but time went by and we saw how in the announcement of Android 10 this was not one of the novelties.
Google starts activating the Rules for some users
The surprise has jumped today as some Pixel model users are seeing how their phones start to show a new setting in the System section, called Rules.
This function allows you to create actions that are activated if certain conditions exist. For example, we can ask that when we arrive at a place or enter under the coverage of a Wi-Fi network, the terminal changes the sound mode or activates the Do Not Disturb option.
As you can see in the images, for now these options are very limited, and are not up to what we can do with Tasker or similar applications.
A gradual update
We do not know if Google is going to take these new functions to all Android 10 phones as it seems or will be limited to the Pixel in the first instance although we have looked at the Pixel 4 that we have analyzed and for now there is no new function. In the example of the images a Pixel 2 XL has been used.
Hopefully this option will gradually improve and grow over time and be something more similar to what we can do with the Google assistant, whose routines are much more powerful and certainly more practical.
We already know what will be some of the Sony smartphones that are going to be updated to Android 10, although the dates are not yet known.
Sony is one of the brands that most often work for their new models to use the latest versions of Android. But as much or more important than that is that the devices sold also update to this version.
The company has not yet confirmed which models will be those that receive Android 10 but the Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo has advanced, indicating which Sony models, of which it markets, will be updated.
A first incomplete list
It must be made clear that although there are few terminals on the list, that does not mean that we do not see more updated models. The operator has only listed those that, within its own catalog, will be updated.
Sony Xperia XZ3
Sony Xperia XZ2
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
Sony Xperia 5
Sony Xperia 1
Sony Xperia Ace
As you can see, they are almost all high-end terminals, but there are other recent models, such as the Sony Xperia 10, which we assume that at one time or another will also receive Android 10.
For now we do not know the dates in which the updates will arrive in Japan, and even less in those that will arrive in Europe, surely something later.
It is expected that in addition to all the news that Android 10 brings, and of which we already talked about, Sony includes some new features in its layer, although that could delay the arrival of the update, since this is not one of the brands that at the time he signed up for the betas of Android Q.
With the update to Android 10, Samsung phones with One UI 2.0 have the option of registering a second side to unlock your phone.
There are still a few weeks for Samsung to officially release the stable version of Android 10 for its latest devices, but we have already been able to test it: One UI 2.0 , the new version of Samsung’s custom layer, represents an evolution contained with respect to the first version . It does add certain improvements, such as improved facial recognition.
We never recommend using facial recognition as a secure unlocking system if the mobile phone does not have 3D recognition: it can be mocked with relative ease . Even so, it is helpful when faster unlocking is required: just turn on the mobile so that it recognizes the face and enters the system. You can even recognize two faces, as Samsung has added to One UI 2.0 on Android 10 .
Alternative aspect, how to register a second side on Samsung phones updated to Android 10
Adding a different aspect from the usual one is not strange in mobiles with facial recognition since Apple introduced it in their iPhone so that the owners of the phone did not have problems with glasses and other common facial accessories. Samsung has incorporated the same idea into One UI 2.0, although the brand not only allows you to register a different look than usual, but also a totally different face .
We have tested the new functionality in our Samsung Galaxy S10 + updated to Android 10 and the operation is more or less than expected. Not only could we register the same face with glasses and other accessories, such as a hat, we also accessed the registration with the photo of another person printed on the computer . This results in the lack of security that we stressed before: we must not rely on facial unlocking on mobile phones without a 3D recognition system.
To use an alternative face in One UI 2.0 you just have to do the following:
Access the settings of your Samsung Galaxy updated to Android 10 .
Enter “Biometric data and safety”.
Go to “Facial recognition”: you will see that a new option called “Add alternative aspect” appears. Get in there.
Repeat the process of incorporating the face and you will have the second one registered.
The idea is that you register your appearance with glasses, hat or any alternative look you use, although you can add the face of a second person. This way you will not only unlock your phone, but also that second person . It is not recommended.
In addition to the second side, Samsung has also incorporated another improvement in the facial recognition of One UI 2.0: the option ” The eyes must be open .” This will only unlock the phone if you are looking at the camera: it is a way to avoid unlocking when someone brings the phone to the owner while he is sleeping, for example.
Facial recognition improvements are only available in One UI 2.0 and with the Android 10 update . It is currently in beta and distributed to the Samsung Galaxy S10.
We tested the first beta with Android 10 and One UI 2.0 for the Samsung Galaxy S10 +. There is still a lot of development, but it already points ways.
It’s been a month and a half since Google released the stable version of Android 10 and the vast majority of brands have not yet updated their devices; with an aggravating: mobile phones continue to be launched with Android 9 Pie . Manufacturers like OnePlus did strive to update their latest phones by releasing new features with Android 10 series . And Samsung has started its Android 10 betas.
We already published screenshots of what One UI 2.0 looked like with Android 10 on the Samsung Galaxy S10 : some images of a very preliminary firmware version were leaked. And now, with a beta that officially began in certain territories, there is already a first beta ROM for the Galaxy S10 family . We have lacked time to install it.
We have tested the new beta updated to Android 10 with the latest version of the layer, One UI 2.0, in our Samsung Galaxy S10 + . It was not very complicated, but we must say that its initial state is noted : at certain times the layer suffers from slowdowns; with errors that will not occur in the stable version, such as not having Netflix download from the Play Store . As it is logical in the case of a first beta, it is not worth installing it on a mobile that will be used daily.
The change to One UI 2.0 is not too visible: the aesthetic is similar, also the options
One UI was a revolution with respect to the previous version of the custom layer, Samsung Experience . The manufacturer facilitated the use with one hand while bringing the aesthetics of the software to Android 9 Pie ; achieving a consistent experience while allowing options that today seem key in a smartphone, such as having an integrated dark mode . Well, One UI 2.0 is the evolution of that concept, but adapting to Android 10.
The new system version communicates with Samsung’s custom layer to achieve an interface that delves into security and privacy . For example, our Samsung Galaxy S10 + alerts applications that are locating the phone in the background, an ideal tool to know which applications are exceeded when we do not see them. The administration of the remaining permits is also clearer and more accessible; to which a minimum rework of the other adjustments is attached.
One UI 2.0 does not change your aesthetic too much more than to add certain brushstrokes at certain points. The animations are somewhat more fluid, the sound menu within the settings changes from a drop down to a selector between the main options, the maintenance settings change design to offer a more graphic look, also the drum section adapts to that emphasis of the graphics … And we cannot forget the Android navigation gestures.
Samsung does not activate the default navigation gestures since the three classic control buttons are used in the initial configuration. It does include the serial gestures in Android 10 within the navigation options; being able to opt for Samsung’s own (very impractical) or bet on those of Android 10. In our view, it is the best control option. At least as long as the lower navigation buttons are not preferred, of course.
Samsung has passed the cloth to the camera application to adapt its icons and interface to One UI 2.0 . These icons are larger and more representative; with the different capture modes selectable by horizontal sliding. One UI 2.0 improves the administration of less used modes since it is possible to remove them from the lower shortcut to place them in a More menu . A detail that the beta still needs development is that that More is still in English: on our phone it appears as More.
The new version does not bring exaggerated changes in surface, but in the base
Android 10 is a great evolution of the system in pursuit of secure, private and consistent software. Samsung has managed to evolve One UI 2.0 at the same pace as Android itself: the new layer looks polished, nice, offers more than any needs, the dark mode is still perfectly integrated and, despite the state of development It is still preliminary, there are no serious errors beyond a certain initial slowdown . Once adjusted and configured, the Samsung Galaxy S10 + equipped with the Android 10 beta works smoothly.
The beta is not yet available globally: it is expected that Spain will arrive in the second wave of updates. If you have a Samsung Galaxy S10 or Note 10, and you want to try Android 10 and One UI 2.0 on your mobile before anyone else, it is best that you keep your eyes on Samsung Members : it should not take long to start up the betas .
Do you have a Samsung Galaxy S10 and want to risk flashing the current beta on your phone? Just go to this thread of XDA Developers created by henklbr : you will have everything you need to update. Although yes, remember that it involves a high risk ; and you will not receive updates unless you sign up for the beta. And one last clarification: if you install through Adb, Knox security will remain unchanged .
Huawei has begun to release the new version of Android, Android 10 together with EMUI 10, in the Huawei Mate 20 Pro of some European countries.
Android 10 is being one of the versions of Android with the highest adoption rate in the first days of its availability to manufacturers This does not mean that the speed of updates is not improved, but at least we see progress with respect to years past
One of the firms that still did not have any officially updated model (although the Huawei P30 Pro is in Android 10 beta and the Huawei Mate 30 Pro has it but without Google services).
This changes today with the arrival of Android 10 to the Huawei Mate 20 Pro , an update that begins already in some countries of Europe. It is possible that the reason that this is the first model of the brand with EMUI 10 and Android 10 is that it had access to the beta of the new version of the system .
Android 10 with EMUI 10
This new version (10.0.0.136) occupies no less than 4.42 GB and completely changes the appearance of the terminal interface when implementing the new Huawei layer, EMUI 10, which we already analyzed .
Among the most important changes is the camera application, which changes the way we control the zoom, some adjustments and the aesthetics of typography.
We also have a more current aesthetic, with a design similar to Samsung’s One UI, a better dark mode and a simpler notification management.
At the moment some terminals are being updated in the Netherlands but it is expected that the update will reach the other countries of this contain sooner rather than later. After that we should see the arrival of Android in the final version of the Huawei P30 Pro and somewhat later to the Huawei P30 and the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro.
This is the official list of updates provided by the company a few days ago, with estimated dates.