Android 10 (without "Q") has been released in final version and on September 3, 2019 by Google. Which smartphones in addition to the pixel models to get Google's next big update, we have summarized here for you.
Every year, after the announcement of a new version of Android, the question arises which smartphones will probably get the new OS iteration. For some models it is clear, for others less. We looked around for you which devices will receive the new update. Since the beginning of September, Android 10, internally referred to as Queens Cake, is first available for download for Google Pixel devices. Other manufacturers then gradually bring their devices to the new version – some are faster than others.
One thing is for sure: Android 10 will come against tradition without an official code name from the candy world:
Android 10: The "Q" is still internally a sweetie
What brings the update on Android 10 at all for innovations?
Android 10 has all sorts of new features ready: On the one hand, Google brings a system-wide Dark Mode, for which have already been adapted to various apps such as Gmail, Calendar and more. On the other hand, the gesture control introduced with Android 9 Pie is implemented more consistently. It now comes completely without buttons. A swipe from the left or right edge of the screen replaces the back button – some may already know this gesture from Huawei devices.
Based on Huawei's Mate 20 Pro (test) and Apple's Face ID, Google has equipped its Pixel 4 with a 3D face recognition and natively integrated the corresponding authentication software into the system. So you can unlock your smartphone not only with your likeness, but also about making payments via Google Pay.
Furthermore, the focus of Android 10 on more security and privacy. According to Google, Android10 brings almost 50 new security features to smartphones, which will also be more prominent in the settings – in a separate privacy section. In addition, the big update brings a new area for location data to create more transparency. In this section, you can specify with which apps the location data may be shared. You can also choose to share location data only for apps running in the foreground. You will be notified about every location access of an app and can then decide whether you want to continue to let the app continue to spark or not. With Android 10, protection for other sensitive device information such as serial numbers is also being introduced, and security and data protection updates are to be delivered even faster – without having to restart the device.
Also new to Android 10 is the "Smart Answer" feature for Android alerts. It is executed by machine learning directly on the smartphone and should save you a lot of time. The ready-made answer suggestions are to be usable by the native integration into the system on each Messaging app, so Google. In addition, the feature will also offer you suggestions for your next action: For example, if you receive an address, you can have it displayed even faster in Google Maps.
Machine learning directly on the smartphone also enables the "automatic transcription" function. With a tap you activate the feature and it creates subtitles for audio playback on your smartphone, without having to retrieve data from Google's servers. According to Google, automatic transcription works in videos, podcasts and voice messages – in all apps as well as in your own voice recordings. The lyrics stay on your device according to Google.
Furthermore, Google drills up its digital wellbeing function: With the focus mode, you can mute or deactivate certain apps, such as e-mail or Twitter, as long as you have to concentrate. Google also includes the Family Link feature. It should help parents to keep a better eye on the smartphone use of their children. Among other things, daily limits should be set for screen times and it can be seen in which apps the children spend a particularly long time. In addition, you can set a "bedtime" for the device and set the usage time for individual apps or games. If necessary, it is also possible to set a bonus time when the limit has been reached, Google said.
Since Android 9, the beta version of Android 10 can be installed not only on Google Pixel smartphones, but also on many models from other manufacturers. Supported devices include:
We are confident that they will also receive the final version of the update.
Android 10 update: Google brings "Q" to all Pixel models
Google seems to want to supply its 2016 launched pixel family through the bank away with Android 10. Officially, the first pixel will only get until October 2018 major OS updates, given that it is also part of the beta program, it will probably also supplied. This will most likely be the last major OS release. The other models will receive guaranteed updates for three years to 2020 respectively 2021 and the Pixel 3a to 2022. Since 3 September 2019, the update can be installed on all models.
These pixel devices get Android 10:
Samsung: Android 10 for Galaxy S9 and S10 for sure
Samsung has not yet officially commented on the Android update candidates, but it's already relatively clear which models will be able to enjoy the new software. So certainly the 2019 models of the high-end and middle-class family are there – the tablets included. Also popular devices from 2018 should be with the party. For the S10 family, a first beta version of the new One UI 2 is ready for installation after registration via the Samsung Members app.
Android 10: Huawei provides clarity for updates
Huawei is the plaything in the trade war between the US and China. The second largest smartphone maker and technology supplier landed on an entity list in the US in May: US corporations are prohibited from trading with Huawei and others. Even Android is affected from 19 November, so Google may not provide updates for new devices. Huawei still wants to provide a large part of its smartphone portfolio with Android 10. On August 9, Huawei unveiled its new user interface EMUI 10 based on Android 10: The new version will have its own system-wide dark mode. In addition, Huawei has introduced a tool that allows users to mirror their smartphone screen content wirelessly on a PC or laptop.
Since Huawei September 8, Huawei has been offering the first EMUI-10 beta for the P30 and P30 Pro. A total of 35 Huawei and Honor devices are to receive the major update and 150 million customers benefit, according to the manufacturer. The Mate 30 was presented on 19 September without Google services but with Android 1o. In October, followed by the Nova 5T – even with Android license – the device but it is basically about the already announced in May Honor 20 with other brand painting.
The following Huawei devices will receive EMUI 10 based on Android 10:
P.S .: To participate in the beta program, you need the FUT app (Friendly User Test).
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Honor confirms update to Android 10 for some devices
The Huawei subsidiary Honor is similar. The branch has also promised the update to Android 10 for numerous models.
- Honor 20 (beta available)
- Honor 20 Pro ((beta available)
- Honor View 20 (beta available)
- Honor 10 Lite (beta available)
- Honor Magic 2 (Beta from end of October 2019)
- Honor V20 (Beta from the end of October 2019)
- Honor 10 Youth Edition (Beta from mid-November 2019)
- Honor 20i (Beta from mid-November 2019)
- Honor 8X (beta from end of November 2019)
- Honor 10 (Beta from the end of November 2019)
- Honor V10 (Beta from the end of November)
- Honor 9X (Beta from mid-December 2019)
- Honor 9X Pro (Beta from mid-December 2019)
- Honor 20 Lite (without schedule)
HMD Global: Android 10 for Nokia smartphones
At HMD Global, all models introduced between 2018 and 2019 will receive the big 10-update. Finally, the company is committed to giving an update guarantee for all smartphones for two years. In October 2019, HMD Global promised to supply the entire portfolio with Android 10 by the beginning of 2020. The following models are included:
- Nokia 9 Pureview (Q4 2019)
- Nokia 8.1 (Android 10 is distributed)
- Nokia 7.1 (Q4 2019)
- Nokia 7 Plus (late Q4 2019)
- Nokia 6.1 (late Q4 2019)
- Nokia 6.1 Plus (late Q4 2019)
- Nokia 2.2 (Q1 2020)
- Nokia 3.1 Plus (Q1 2020)
- Nokia 3.2 (Q1 2020)
- Nokia 4.2 (Q1 2020)
- Nokia 1 Plus (Go Edition) (Mid / End Q1 2020)
- Nokia 5.1 Plus (mid / end Q1 2020)
- Nokia 8 Sirocco (mid / end Q1 2020)
- Nokia 5.1 (Q2 2020)
- Nokia 3.1 (2018) (Q2 2020)
- Nokia 2.1 (Q2 2020)
- Nokia 1 (Go Edition) (Q2 2020)
Oneplus: OxygenOS on Android 10 in new design
Oneplus is one of the players that not only provide a fast and tidy system, but are also quite fix with updates. With Android 10, the company wants to give its user interface OxygenOS a current coat of paint. Large parts of the design come from Oneplus community member Leandro Tijink, who took the trouble to design a new design as part of a Oneplus competition. On the same day as Google, Oneplus has released a new Android 10 beta, which shines in the new design. Certainly the new version will get the following models:
- OnePlus 7T (with Android 10 ex factory)
- OnePlus 7T Pro (with Android 10 ex factory)
- OnePlus 7 Pro (Final version of Android 10 available)
- OnePlus 7 (Final version of Android 10 available)
- OnePlus 6T (Android 10 is here)
- OnePlus 6 (Android 10 is here)
- OnePlus 5T (Android 10 from Q2 2020)
- OnePlus 5 (Android 10 from Q2 2020)
Motorola: Android 10 for 2019 generation sure
Lenovo's Motorola subsidiary has few updates to come. The 2019 models will certainly receive the update, but we're not sure about the 2018 generation. According to Motorola, the 2018 Motorola One, based on Google's Android One, is guaranteed to receive Android 10, as well as security updates are secured for three years, as Google requires it for its platform.
Sony: Is the update on Android 10 fast again?
Last year, Sony had brought its models to Pie relatively quickly. This year, we expect a similarly rapid distribution on Android 10. Which devices will receive the update has not yet been communicated. For sure, it only applies to the 2019 generation and the Xperia Z3, which has already been supplied with a beta.
- Sony Xperia 5
- Sony Xperia 1
- Sony Xperia 10
- Sony Xperia 10 Plus
- Sony Xperia XZ3 (beta available)
- Sony Xperia XZ2 (uncertain)
- Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact (Uncertain)
- Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium (Uncertain)
Xiaomi Update: MUIU 11 on Android 10 will be released in late 2019
Smartphones from Xiaomi have officially arrived in Germany. They enjoyed in this country for a long time because of their very good price / performance ratio of great popularity. Now they are starting to officially get the Mi 9T Pro also in Germany. Regarding the Android updates, Xiaomi is informative. Some models will get their update to MIUI 11 based on the new OS iteration by the end of 2019. In China and India, the Redmi K20 Pro, in this country as Mi 9T Pro to buy, already receives the update to Android 10. More should be in early 2020's turn:
- Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (Coming soon after market launch)
- Xiaomi Redmi Grade 8T
- Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (Android 10 is on the way)
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
- Pocophone F1 (Android 10 is on the way)
- Xiaomi Mi 8 (until Q4 2019)
- Xiaomi Mi 9 (Android 10 is on the way)
- Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (Android 10 is on the way)
- Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite (Android One: unconfirmed but likely)
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 (until Q4 2019)
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S (until Q4 2019)
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 (until Q4 2019)
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G (beta available)
- Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro (beta available – release until Q4 2019)
- Xiaomi Redmi K20 / Mi 9T (supposedly in October)
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 / 6A / 6A Pro (in Q4 2019)
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (in Q4 2019)
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 (in Q4 2019)
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 7s (in Q4 2019)
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro (in Q3 2019)
- Xiaomi Mi A2 (Android One device – update unconfirmed)
Who else? Asus, LG and more
The update overview is still under construction. Accordingly, more older and new devices are likely to be added over time. So BQ has not yet spoken to, the manufacturer Gigaset still shrouded in silence. LG will bring in addition to the G8 and the G8s released in Germany on Android 10 – allegedly in early 2020. Asus could hoist his Zenfone 5 devices as well to the new version – confirmed that is not yet. The essential phone of Android father Andy Rubin has Android 10 already. We'll keep you up to date.
Last updated on 05th November 2019.