The folks at Google have just recently announced that Android 10 is ready to be pushed to their Google Pixel lineup of phones and isn’t going to be all that long until the Android “Ten” release dates for other devices have been released, either.
Representing a major leap forward for this popular mobile device operating system, Android 10 has officially replaced Android Q – and is also abandoning the sweet treat naming scheme that Google has stuck with ever since the first version of Android was rolled out.
To learn a little bit more about everything that the new OS has to offer, as well as when it may hit your phone in the next few months, we’ve put together this quick breakdown.
Let’s dig right in!
What’s New in Android 10?
Talking about Android 10 features, apart from obvious performance, stability, and security improvements to the overall Android experience there are some new features being rolled out and Android 10 that are making this one of the most hotly anticipated launches in quite a while.
Notification Bubbles are going to be a huge push in this new version of Android, adding a lot more functionality and more flexibility in the overall notification system that Android has been using for years now.
Wi-Fi and QR code “beaming” is coming to Android 10 as well, a neat little addition that adds some quality of life improvements to the experience. An option to undo application removal/uninstall protocols help you to recover apps you accidentally deleted or that you’d like to bring back to your phone/tablet in a hurry, too.
100% gesture navigation, improved privacy settings, a dark theme, smart rule apply and live caption features are also being rolled out as a part of the Android 10 upgrade.
When is the Android 10’s Release Date?
As we highlighted above, the Android “Q” update for Google Pixel devices has already been initiated.
Folks with these devices straight from Google are going to find their phones and tablets updated over the next couple of days, and before the end of September every single Pixel device should have been rolled forward to the new Android 10 system.
The next batch of phones that have an already announced Android update release date are those that participated in the Latest Beta.
These devices include, but aren’t limited to:
- Asus Zenfone 5Z
- LG G8
- Nokia 8.1
- OnePlus 7 Pro
- OnePlus 7
- OnePlus 6T
- OnePlus 6
- Sony Xperia XZ3
What Devices Will Get Android 10 First?
Android device manufacturers that were not a part of the Beta are going to have to wait a little bit longer for their official Android 10 release date – but major manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, and Motorola shouldn’t have to wait too long.
Samsung has already announced that they are going to be expediting their own Android 10 release date on the Galaxy S line of devices as well as the Galaxy Note product lineup. Industry experts believe that the new Galaxy S 11 will launch with Android 10 right out of the box.
HTC is a little bit slower moving (their devices just recently got Android Pie updates), but Motorola is more aggressive in their adaptation of new Android operating systems than ever before. Expect both of these manufacturers to begin rolling out these OS updates within the next 3 to 6 months.