Web And App Development

Android 10 vs Android 9: The Differences and Comparison

In 2019, the Android market experienced some amazing changes and Android Q which is now Android 10 is one of them. People were really interested into this new development and were discussing about it, its features, installation, beta version and everything all that time. Android 10 is live now and discussions are taking new turns. The hottest topic currently going on is if Android 10 is really better than Android 9 or not.

In this blog, we are going to follow the trend and compare the latest two Android versions based on their features and a lot of stuff.

  1. The Dark Mode: Android OS in its latest version has a dark mode and that’s why it is the shiniest amongst the all. When people look at attractive content in white on a dark background it feels kind of satisfying and there’s no doubt in that, as black is the favourite of all of us. Dark mode is actually winning hearts and wins a plus point over the previous Android version.
  2. Support for Foldable Phone: Yup, you heard it right!!! The new Android version supports foldable phones. So, if you are a Samsung Galaxy Fold user, this feature will allow you to enjoy better usage of phone even when it’s on low battery. This is also offering more opportunities to Android app developers who want to explore the new dimensions of app development.
  3. Facial Recognition: Android 10 has also make an entry with facial recognition feature that lets the users unlock their devices through their facial characteristics. We know that this feature has now become old, as iOS already introduced it a while ago. But, it’s new in Android, so we can celebrate.
  4. Live Caption: It’s so nice to have live caption in the space, as this feature allows accessing the automatic captions for all the multimedia files, docs, audios, messages, videos and more. One thing will make you happier and that is the feature is available in offline mode too.
  5. Accessibility Through Desktop: This feature is considered as one of the finest of the Android 10, as the users can now easily connect their devices with the laptops or systems without any issues. It is also doing good job in improving the user experience. With this even the developers need to rework on their methodologies and enhance their developing abilities.

These were some of the famous features of Android 10 which were not available in Android Pie. So, in this sense the new version is definitely better. But there are other factors too, like the UI and design themes in Pie were revolutionary too, though the new version lets the users to customise and play with style, font size and icon shape.

If we talk about the messaging and emojis, then 10 comes with smart reply and suggested actions. The fact is that Android 9 made Google the second major vendor supporting emojis by bringing about 157 new emojis, but Android 10 also has some fresh and funny ones.

Battery levels were improved in Android 9, but even the dark mode is relishing an upgraded adaptive battery setting.

So, any experts would say that you just can’t tell which one is better, but one can definitely choose the one based upon their focused features.

Come tell us what you feel about this new Android Q version in the comments below.

By Sandeep Chauhan

Sandeep Chauhan is a Software Developer at plancoders. He loves to build beautiful Mobile Apps, and Websites.

In the past, he has worked in companies like OpenText, Intel, CenturyLink, and Walmart Labs.

He is the founding CTO of Dealsite (prev WorkingGroupLink), GoPetie, and HRaspirin. Sandeep created the first version of (prev Docademic), and helped develop ScaleLab product.

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