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Sony's mid-range Xperia 10 and 10 Plus phones finally start getting Android 10

Sony Xperia 10
Sony Xperia 10 (Image credit: Joe Maring / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • Sony Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus have started receiving the stable Android 10 update.
  • The update brings a bunch of new features, including a system-wide dark mode, new gesture navigation, and smart replies.
  • It comes with the March 2020 Android security patch as well.

In November last year, Sony had revealed its Android 10 update roadmap, promising to update the mid-range Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus phones to the latest version of Android in "early 2020." Four months after rolling out Android 10 to its flagship Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 phones, Sony has finally released the update for the Xperia 10 and 10 Plus.

As per Xperia Blog, the update arrives as version 53.1.A.2.2 and is currently rolling out only in Russia and select European countries for both single and dual SIM variants of the two phones. The update brings all the Android 10 features such as a system-wide dark mode, new gesture navigation, enhanced privacy controls, smart replies, and more. Unfortunately, the update does not include the latest May 2020 security patch. Instead, it brings the March 2020 Android security patch to the two phones.

Sony is rolling out the update in stages, so it could take a few weeks for Android 10 to hit all Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus units. If you own an Xperia 10 or Xperia 10 Plus, you can try looking for the update manually by going over to Settings > System > System Updates on your phone.

Sony Xperia 10 Plus

Sony Xperia 10 Plus

Sony's Xperia 10 Plus is a unique mid-range Android phone with an ultra-tall 21:9 aspect ratio screen. While it isn't best-in-class as far as the hardware is concerned, the phone does offer excellent build quality and clean Android software.

Babu Mohan
Babu Mohan