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Google explains how much faster the Sharesheet is in Android 10

Google explains how much faster the Sharesheet is in Android 10

One of the worst features in Android for a few years now has been the Sharesheet, the UI that pops up when you hit the share button in an app. In trying to offer you the most convenient and contextual sharing options every time it loads, the menu became incredibly slow and would infuriatingly update as you were about to make a selection. Google made some changes in Android 10 that have resulted in a better, faster sharing experience.

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Live Caption on Pixel 4 works even on muted videos, only pops up when needed

Live Caption on Pixel 4 works even on muted videos, only pops up when needed

Live Caption is one of the most impressive features coming to Android. It automatically transcribes anything being said in a video or audio on your screen for you to read, and can be an invaluable tool for hearing-impaired users — plus it could avoid awkward glances if you raise the volume too much in public. Now that the feature has launched exclusively on the Pixel 4, everyone has been trying it out and discovering a few nice, and perhaps unexpected aspects of it.

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[Update: System Webview release tracks] Android 10 no longer uses Chrome app to render in-app web content

[Update: System Webview release tracks] Android 10 no longer uses Chrome app to render in-app web content

The component of Android responsible for rendering web pages inside apps (login screens, simple browsers, etc.) is the WebView. It became a separately-updated component with Android 5 Lollipop, and then Chrome started to handle WebView entirely in Android 7 Nougat. Starting with Android 10, Chrome no longer serves as the system WebView... sort of.

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Don't hold your breath for Android 10 TWRP on the Pixel 3 and 4

Don't hold your breath for Android 10 TWRP on the Pixel 3 and 4

A custom recovery such as TWRP allows you to install custom ROMs and root your devices more easily. Unfortunately, the development of the software for the Pixel 4 and 3 on Android 10 has hit major roadblocks. Some changes in Google's implementation of the recovery and personal circumstances of the main contributor to TWRP could mean that it'll take a while until it's available.

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[Update: Live for some] Hints for Tasker-like Settings Rules surface on Android Q

[Update: Live for some] Hints for Tasker-like Settings Rules surface on Android Q

Android has always been known as a system open to deep integrations with third-party applications, allowing us to automate our devices through services like Tasker and IFTTT. However, Google intends to change that with Android Q and wants to make it harder for apps to hook into the OS as a security measure. To compensate this, the company now appears to be working on a Rules app similar to a very rudimentary Tasker that allows you to reproduce some of its abilities natively.

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[Update: Available in US] Galaxy S10 series starts getting Android 10 with One UI 2.0 beta

[Update: Available in US] Galaxy S10 series starts getting Android 10 with One UI 2.0 beta

After a couple of rounds of teasing and delays, Samsung has officially announced the beta release of its Android 10-based One UI 2.0, starting today. It apparently went live in South Korea over the weekend, and today’s development marks its availability outside Samsung’s home country. Only the Galaxy S10e, S10, and the S10+ are eligible for this program while the Galaxy S10 5G is slated to be enrolled separately.

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Magisk v20 adds support for Android 10

Magisk v20 adds support for Android 10

Android root solution Magisk first offered support for Android Q in Beta v19 back in March. Compatibility with the latest version of Android — now known as 10, not Q — has now made its way to the stable release of the utility in version 20.

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Samsung One UI 2.0 beta with Android 10 hits a snag, delayed til mid-October

Samsung One UI 2.0 beta with Android 10 hits a snag, delayed til mid-October

After teasing Galaxy S10 users with an early October debut of Android 10 beta with One UI 2.0, Samsung has delayed the rollout of the much-anticipated update. According to a Samsung Members community moderator in Korea, and later confirmed by Samsung corporate, the beta is now expected to roll out in mid-October.

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OnePlus shares Android 10 rollout schedule for OnePlus 6T, 6, 5T, and 5

OnePlus shares Android 10 rollout schedule for OnePlus 6T, 6, 5T, and 5

The official rollout of Android 10 has already started for the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro, but older OnePlus devices are still without the latest software. That won't be the case for too much longer, though, at least for some phones. OnePlus has shared a tentative schedule of when the OnePlus 6T, 6, 5T, and 5 will see the update, and it's as soon as this month.

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[Update: New Join beta APK] Latest Tasker and Join betas include workaround to bring back clipboard syncing from Android 10 devices

[Update: New Join beta APK] Latest Tasker and Join betas include workaround to bring back clipboard syncing from Android 10 devices

Google has made the clipboard manager app an untenable proposition in Android 10 with the reclassification of a system permission vital to how it works. But João Dias is persisting: the maker of Tasker and many other automation apps has updated the beta version of his clipboard manager called Join and you'll be able to cheat your way back to making it work from your Android 10 device again.

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