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.

Google Pixel

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

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, and we're sure that several models will be seeing Android 10.

While Samsung has yet to release an Android 10 roadmap of any sorts, we're quite certain you can look forward to the update on the following phones:

  • Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e
  • Galaxy Note 10
  • Galaxy S9 and S9+
  • Galaxy Note 9

It's possible that older handsets such as the Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 8 will get Android 10 treatment, too, but we wouldn't hold our breath for that.

As usual, expect to see updates begin around the time the Galaxy S11 is announced when all the kinks are worked out.

Huawei

Huawei is one of the world's largest smartphone OEMs, with its devices ranging from high-end flagships to low-cost budget options. On August 9, Huawei shared a list of devices that it plans on updating to EMUI 10 (aka its version of Android 10). Then, on September 9, Huawei shared some release date information as to when we can look forward to said EMUI 10 update. Here's what we have so far:

  • Mate 20 (December 2019)
  • Mate 20 Pro (December 2019)
  • Mate 20 Lite (Q2 2020)
  • PORSCHE DESIGN Mate 20 RS (December 2019)
  • Mate 20 X (December 2019)
  • Mate 20 X 5G (December 2019)
  • Mate 10 Pro (March 2020)
  • Mate 10 (March 2020)
  • PORSCHE DESIGN Mate 10 (March 2020)
  • P30 (November 2019)
  • P30 Pro (November 2019)
  • P30 Lite (March 2020)
  • P20 Pro (March 2020)
  • P20 (March 2020)
  • P20 Lite (March 2020)
  • P smart 2019 (Q2 2020)
  • P smart+ 2019 (Q2 2020)
  • P smart Z (Q2 2020)
  • HONOR 20 Lite (Q2 2020)
  • HONOR 20 (December 2019)
  • HONOR 20 PRO (Q2 2020)
  • HONOR View20 (December 2019)
  • HONOR 10 Lite (Q2 2020)
  • HONOR 10 (Q2 2020)
  • HONOR 8X (Q2 2020)

While talking about Huawei and software updates, it's important to briefly mention the company's current trade ban from the United States. As of right now, Huawei will still be allowed to update its existing devices to Android 10, meaning owners of devices like the P30 and Mate 20 shouldn't have anything to worry about.

It remains more unclear how the ban will affect new Huawei phones that are released later this year and in 2020, plus with things seeming to always change on this front, who knows what'll happen in a month or two.

Should anything significant happen with Huawei's ability to update its phones to Android 10, we'll be sure to let you know.

Motorola

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. With that said, there are a few updates we're (fairly) confident will see an update to Android 10.

  • Moto G7, G7 Power, G7 Play, and G7 Plus
  • Moto Z4
  • Moto Z3 and Z3 Play
  • Moto E6
  • Motorola One
  • Motorola One Power
  • Motorola One Action

The "Motorola One" phones are part of Google's Android One program, meaning they're guaranteed to receive the Android 10 treatment. The One Action that's sold in the U.S. will strangely not have Android One software, but it should still see a timely update nonetheless.

Nokia

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.

In fact, Nokia's already shared its update plans for Android 10, with the official breakdown being as follows:

Q4 2019

  • Nokia 7.1
  • Nokia 8.1
  • Nokia 9 Pureview

Q1 2020

  • Nokia 6.1
  • Nokia 6.1 Plus
  • Nokia 7 Plus
  • Nokia 2.2
  • Nokia 3.1 Plus
  • Nokia 3.2
  • Nokia 4.2
  • Nokia 1 Plus
  • Nokia 5.1 Plus
  • Nokia 8 Sirocco

Q2 2020

  • Nokia 2.1
  • Nokia 3.1
  • Nokia 5.1
  • Nokia 1

OnePlus

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 we expect to see it on:

  • OnePlus 7
  • OnePlus 7 Pro
  • OnePlus 6T
  • OnePlus 6
  • OnePlus 5T
  • OnePlus 5

On September 3 alongside Android 10's official release, OnePlus announced an Open Beta of Android 10 for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. There are some known issues, such as incompatible apps and system lag, but if you want to be among the first to rock Android 10 on a OnePlus phone, now's your chance.

Similarly, OnePlus confirmed on September 4 that it will roll out an Android 10 Open Beta for the OnePlus 6 and 6T by the end of the month.

Odds & Ends

Here are the phones that don't quite belong in our categories above, but still deserve a shout-out for getting on the Android 10 update train — which we're pretty sure will happen.

  • Sony Xperia 1
  • Sony Xperia 10/10 Plus
  • BlackBerry KEY2 and KEY2 LE
  • HTC U12+
  • LG V50 ThinQ
  • LG V40 ThinQ
  • LG G8 ThinQ
  • LG G7 ThinQ
  • ASUS ROG Phone
  • ASUS ROG Phone 2
  • ZTE Axon 9 Pro
  • Razer Phone
  • Razer Phone 2

If you have an Essential Phone, you should already be rocking the Android 10 update! Essential started rolling the new software out to unlocked variants of the phone on September 3 — the very same day that Google made Android 10 available for its Pixel devices.


We're early in the Android 10 life cycle, so there will be more models from more companies announced over time. We'll keep the list updated so check back to see if yours is on the list!

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