If you have an Android phone, you'll be familiar with the update process for Android versions: Google launches a beta, eventually pushing that to Pixel devices, before manufacturers roll-out to other devices about six months later.
The Android 10 beta was announced on 13 March 2019 and the final release began to roll out from 3 September to Pixel phones. There's a system-wide dark mode, new gesture navigation, boosted security and more. Check out what else is new here.
To find out when, specifically, you will get the update and be able to try all the new features included in the release, keep reading.
When will Android 10 be released?
Google announced Android Q in March, changed it to Android 10 in August, and allowed beta testers to trial the software before the official launch on 3 September 2019 for all Google Pixel devices. Other Android devices will need to wait until later this year or next year to get the update.
Android 10 for Pixel devices
Android 10 started rolling out from 3 September to all Pixel phones. Go to Settings > System > System Update to check for the update.
- Pixel XL
- Pixel 2
- Pixel 2 XL
- Pixel 3
- Pixel 3 XL
- Pixel 3a
- Pixel 3a XL
Pro tip: If you want the Android 10 update straight away, opt into the beta, and then the final version will immediately arrive.
Android 10 for other Android devices
Asus hasn't always been in the best position with Android updates - it can be a little haphazard. However it did have a phone on the Android 10 beta, so we know there's an update incoming for at least one device. At launch, Asus promised the Zenfone 6 would get Android 10 and that seems to be happening.
- Asus Zenfone 5Z
- Asus Zenfone 6 - from November 2019
BlackBerry has been slow to update phones, even if it does manage to stay on top of security updates. The BlackBerry Key2 was confirmed to be getting Android 10 on its update path, but no official timeframe has been announced yet.
- BlackBerry Key2
The Essential Phone has already pushed out the Android 10 update to open market customers.
- Essential Phone - 3 Sept 2019
HTC has only just started delivering Android Pie, and with the company virtually giving up on phones, we don't want to get your hopes up about Android 10.
Huawei is in an interesting position. Having become the darling of Android smartphones over the past couple of years, increasing tensions between the US and China has seen business get more difficult for Huawei.
Huawei has confirmed that the following devices are "submitted" for approval for Android 10. That's not a cast iron guarantee, more a statement of intent, but this situation remains fluid, so we'll update as we learn more. The update on all these devices is expected to be part of the EMUI 10 update. Huawei had originally said on Weibo that it would be pushing the update soon after the Pixel, with reports that the update started in Europe on 15 November.
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro - from 12 October 2019
- Huawei P30 Pro - from 15 November 2019
- Huawei P30 - from 15 November 2019
- Huawei P30 lite
- Huawei Mate 20
- Porsche Design Mate 20 RS
- Porsche Design Mate 10
- Huawei Mate 20 X
- Huawei Mate 20 X (5G)
- Huawei P20 Pro
- Huawei P20
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro
- Huawei Mate 10
- Huawei P smart 2019
- Huawei P smart+ 2019
- Huawei P smart Z
Honor has come forward to reassure customers saying that it will continue to offer warranties and updates to its phones. It has gone as far as confirming that some will get Android 10.
- Honor 20 Lite
- Honor 20
- Honor 20 Pro
LG isn't the biggest force in Android phones, but the flagship LG G8 was on the 10 beta, so is likely to see an update in a reasonable timeframe. LG has said that it wants to speed up updates and it is launching an Android 10 beta programme including a new LG OS. That announcement says that it will come to a number of models - although the timeframe for the final OTA update hasn't been confirmed.
There's the loose suggestion from LG that updates will be within the year, but it's not clear if that's within 2019, or within a full year.
- LG G8 ThinQ
- LG V50 ThinQ
- LG V50S ThinQ
- LG V30
- LG V30S ThinQ
- LG X models
- LG Q models
Motorola has fairly raw Android phones with little customisation, but that doesn't always result in rapid updates. However, it has a couple of Android One devices and has promised updates in some other areas.
- Moto One
- Moto One Power
- Moto One Vision
- Moto G7
- Moto G7 Play
- Moto G7 Power
- Moto X4 Android One
Nokia's record with updates is good. The company uses Android One on most of its devices and successfully updated most of its devices to Android Pie before anyone else. We'd expect the same for Android 10.
Nokia has also confirmed that many of its phones will receive the Android 10 update, and when they're due to land. Depending on which model you have, you could see the rollout hit your phone anytime from Q4 2019 through to Q2 2020. The Nokia 8.1 roll-out officially started on 10 October 2019.
- Nokia 8.1 - from 10 October 2019
- Nokia 9 PureView - Q4 2019
- Nokia 7.1 - Q4 2019
- Nokia 7 Plus - Q4 2019-Q1 2020
- Nokia 6.1 - Q4 2019-Q1 2020
- Nokia 6.1 Plus - Q4 2019 - Q1 2020
- Nokia 4.2 - early Q1 2020
- Nokia 3.2 - early Q1 2020
- Nokia 3.1 - Plus early Q1 2020
- Nokia 2.2 - early Q1 2020
- Nokia 8 Sirocco - late Q1 2020
- Nokia 5.1 Plus - late Q1 2020
- Nokia 1 Plus - late Q1 2020
- Nokia 1 - mid Q2 2020
- Nokia 5.1 - mid Q2 2020
- Nokia 3.1 - mid Q2 2020
- Nokia 2.1 - mid Q2 2020
OnePlus is good with updates. Not only does it move quickly to update its newer devices, but we see this rolling back to older phones too. It also has a wide range of devices in the Android 10 beta. These phones are confirmed by OnePlus to get Android 10:
- OnePlus 5 - Q2, 2020
- OnePlus 5T Q2, 2020
- OnePlus 6 - from 2 November 2019
- OnePlus 6T - from 2 November 2019
- OnePlus 7 - from 23 September 2019
- OnePlus 7 Pro - from 23 September 2019
- OnePlus 7 Pro 5G - Q1, 2020 - a date which has provoked some angry responses on the OnePlus forums
- OnePlus 7T - launches 17 October
- OnePlus 7T Pro - launches 17 October
Oppo is rather more new to global markets so we've not been through the Android update process as we have with other manufacturers. Oppo has put the standard Reno in the 10 beta, however, so we know it will get the final version. We suspect the other Reno models will be included too.
- Oppo Reno
We've nothing on Razer right now.
Realme is the budget brand of Oppo and although it's just getting started in its global march, it's also on the Android 10 beta, so there's some hope for a rapid update.
- Realme 3 Pro
It looks like some Redmi flagship devices will be updated to Android 10 following a tweet suggesting that these devices will see some Android 10 action:
- Redmi K20 Pro - Q4 2019
- Redmi K20 - Q4 2019
- Redmi Note 7 - Q1 2020
- Redmi Note 7 Pro - Q1 2020
XDA Developers has also spotted that Xiaomi is now updating the Redmi K20 Pro in India and China.
Samsung doesn't feel the need to update rapidly. Its own One UI rolled out bringing Android Pie and we suspect that we won't see Android 10 on its devices until the Galaxy S11 is launched in 2020. Don't expect any movement until March 2020.
However, there is a beta programme for One UI with Android 10.
- Samsung Galaxy S10
- Samsung Galaxy S10+
- Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S10e
Sony's record on updates isn't great, but it does have the Xperia XZ3 in the Q beta. That's good news, because the 2018 phone is likely to be able to move to the final build soon after it goes live. Sony hasn't said much else, but a list was shared by Japanese network NTT Docomo that might give an insight into the upgrades to expect, but we expect there will be more.
- Sony Xperia XZ3
- Sony Xperia XZ2
- Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
- Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
- Sony Xperia Ace
- Sony Xperia 1
- Sony Xperia 5
Vivo has a couple of phones on the beta list for Android 10, so that's confirmation of a couple of devices that will definitely get the update.
- Vivo NEX S
- Vivo X27
- Vivo NEX A
Xiaomi is also pretty new to global markets, but it seems to be taking Android 10 pretty seriously, with two devices involved in the beta, meaning they will get the update. We'd also except the Android One phones to get it too. Elsewhere, a timeline shared on Twitter suggests a range of Xiaomi devices. Pocophone has also been confirmed.
- Xiaomi Mi 9 - Q4 2019
- Xiaomi Mi 9 SE - Q4 2019
- Xiaomi Mi 8 - Q4 2019
- Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro - Q4 2019
- Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition - Q4 2019
- Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S - Q4 2019
- Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 - Q4 2019
- Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G - Q4 2019
- Xiaomi Mi A2
- Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite
- Pocophone F1