“The rollout of Android 10 begins today, starting from the Pixel series smartphones including the latest Pixel 3a series”
Android 10, the latest version of Google’s mobile operating software, has officially been released for public. This is the first version of Android not to come with the dessert name since Android Cupcake, which was launched a decade ago. The major highlights of Android 10 include Dark Theme, native support for foldable phones and 5G, Live Caption, gestures navigation, stricter privacy and permission controls, etc. The Mountain View company has started rolling out the OS to compatible devices, with its Pixel series smartphones. Google has promised to bring Android 10 to other devices faster than before and claims that it’s working “with a number of partners to launch or upgrade devices to Android 10 this year.” Here’s the list of all the devices that have already got or will be getting Android 10 update:
The Pixel phone users are among the firsts to get the Android 10 update. From the first-gen Pixel phones to the latest Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, all are entitled to the update. Users will be notified or they can check under the Software Update section under the Settings menu of their phones for the Android 10 OTA release.
Other than the Pixel series, Essential Phone has also start receiving the Android 10 upgrade. However, according to the vendor, only select customers of the unlocked Essential Phone models will receive the update. The rest of the models are likely to get it later this year.
Redmi K20 Pro
Surprisingly, the Redmi K20 Pro is receiving the Android 10 update in India and China. According to XDA Developers, the latest MIUI 10 update brings Android 10 to the company’s flagship available in both the countries. It’s worth mentioning Xiaomi has been recruiting beta testers for MIUI 10 since August 9th, but nobody expected the update so soon.
OnePlus 7 series
The OnePlus 7 series is being tested out with Android 10. The company recently rolled out the Open Beta version of the software for both OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro smartphones. There is no exact date when the handsets will get the public version of the Android Q update yet, but considering the past track record of OnePlus, it’s likely to happen soon. The OnePlus 6 series is also in the pipeline to receive the Android 10.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series
Samsung could be the next to join the bandwagon of Android 10 devices, with its latest flagships. The chaebol has reportedly been testing the software on its next-gen Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ smartphones. Samsung is expected to officially release the Android 10 update for its devices around the same time as the Galaxy S10 series. The vendor, meanwhile, is also testing its next-iteration One UI 2.0 custom skin, which will run atop the Android 10.
Huawei P30 Pro, Mate 20 Pro, and more
Almost 30+ Huawei devices will be getting EMUI 10 update that runs atop Android 10 soon. It’ll start with the flagship Huawei P30 Pro – which has already started receiving beta version of the software – in November, followed by Huawei Mate 20 series, Huawei P20 series, Huawei P smart Z, and Huawei Y9 Prime 2019. Huawei sub-brand Honor will update its flagship Honor 20 series with Android 10 later this year.
In addition to these, HMD Global has announced a list of smartphones getting Android 10 update. These include Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 8.1, Nokia 3.1, Nokia 6.1, Nokia 1 Plus, Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2, and others. Xiaomi, meanwhile, could launch its upcoming flagship Mi MIX 4 with Android 10 running out of the box.