Android 10 is upon us, and whether you're excited about its new permission settings for apps or the glorious dark mode, there are plenty of reasons to be eager for Google's latest and greatest.
However, as with all Android updates, there's a difference between when Google launches the final build and when the new software actually arrives on your smartphone. Today, we'll be taking a look at all of the major OEMs and breakdown when exactly you can expect an Android 10 update for your device.
Let's start with Google's own phones, the Pixel series. Android 10 has been guaranteed for every existing Pixel device, with the full list being as follows:
- Pixel 3a / Pixel 3a XL
- Pixel 3 / Pixel 3 XL
- Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL
- Pixel / Pixel XL
As of September 3, Android 10 started rolling out for all of these handsets, making them the first batch of phones to be treated to 10's goodness.
Samsung is the big player in the Android world, as well as the biggest player in the entire smartphone world. The needle moves a fair bit when Samsung updates a phone.
So far, Samsung has issued its Android 10 update to the following devices:
- Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e
- Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+
- Galaxy Note 9
Android 10 is still in beta testing for the Galaxy S9 and S9+, but we expect the stable build to be made available sooner rather than later. If you have an older Samsung phone, like the Galaxy S8 or Note 8, we wouldn't recommend holding your breath for an Android 10 update.
In recent years, LG has become notorious for slow, inconsistent Android updates. It pains us to say that, but that's the fact. As of right now, the only two LG phones to receive Android 10 are the LG G8 and G7 One.
LG announced the rest of its Android 10 update plans on January 24, with the following phones said to get Android 10:
- LG V50
- LG V40
- LG G8X
- LG G8S
- LG G7
- LG K50
- LG K50s
- LG K40s
- LG Q60
The V50 is expected to get its Android 10 update in February, the G8X will be next come Q2, and the rest of the bunch will have to wait until Q3 or Q4.
Huawei is one of the world's largest smartphone OEMs, with its devices ranging from high-end flagships to low-cost budget options.
First off, the following phones have been updated to a stable build of EMUI 10/Android 10:
- Huawei P30 series
- Huawei Mate 20 series
- Huawei Mate 10 series
Android 10 was rolling out to the Honor 20/20 Pro and View 20, but it has since been halted and is expected to resume in February. Also, it's expected that the P20 series will get its Android 10 treatment very soon (sometime in January).
As for phones that are now rocking a beta variant of Android 10, the list is as follows:
- Honor 10
- Honor V10
- Honor 9
- Honor 9X/9X Pro
- Honor 8X
While talking about Huawei and software updates, it's important to briefly mention the company's current trade ban from the United States. Huawei is still allowed to update existing phones to new Android versions, but looking ahead with phones like the Mate 30 that don't have any Google services, it remains unclear how those updates will be handled.
Motorola used to be on top of its game when it came to Android updates, but in recent years, the company has gotten slower and more inconsistent with how it handles new software.
The list of Motorola phones that are now running Android 10 is quite small, including:
- Moto G7 Plus
- Motorola One Power
- Motorola One Vision
- Motorola One Action
There are a few other phones that we expect to get Android 10 at some point, with those being:
- Moto G7, G7 Power, and G7 Play
- Moto Z4
- Moto Z3 and Z3 Play
- Moto E6
- Motorola One
When it comes to Android updates, one company that stands out among the rest is Nokia. Led by HMD Global, this current iteration of the Nokia brand has become synonymous with phones that have clean software and get timely, consistent updates.
Nokia's been hard at work updating a bunch of its phones to Android 10, with all of the following now running the software:
- Nokia 6.1
- Nokia 6.1 Plus
- Nokia 7 Plus
- Nokia 7.1
- Nokia 8.1
- Nokia 9 PureView
That's already quite a list, but Nokia is far from done. Here are the other phones which have been confirmed to be updated this year.
- Nokia 2.2
- Nokia 3.1 Plus
- Nokia 3.2
- Nokia 4.2
- Nokia 1 Plus
- Nokia 5.1 Plus
- Nokia 8 Sirocco
- Nokia 2.1
- Nokia 3.1
- Nokia 5.1
- Nokia 1
OnePlus touts fast updates and a fast track to the latest version of Android as a feature of its phones. The company has proven time and time again that platform updates can be done quickly and fairly bug-free, and that shouldn't change with Android 10. Here are the phones for which Android 10 is now available:
- OnePlus 7
- OnePlus 7 Pro
- OnePlus 6T
- OnePlus 6
If you have a OnePlus 5 or 5T, you can expect Android 10 to arrive during Q2 2020.
Odds & Ends
Here are the phones that don't quite belong in our categories above, but still deserve a shout-out for now rocking Android 10:
- ASUS ZenFone 6
- Essential Phone
- Sony Xperia 1
- Sony Xperia 5
- Sony Xperia XZ3
- Sony Xperia XZ2
- Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
- Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
- Xiaomi Mi A2
- ZTE Axon 10 Pro (Europe only)
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