Confirmed: Here's when Android 10 will start rolling out worldwide
After months of beta testing and a rather unexpected rebranding exercise, Google has finally revealed the release date of its next-generation mobile operating system - the Android 10. The platform has long been in the works, but just recently, two support representatives from the company confirmed that it will officially debut on September 3, 2019. Here's all you need to know about it.
Android 10 coming on September 3 for Pixels
The representatives who spoke with PhoneArena confirmed the release date as September 3. They confirmed the availability of the update for Pixel 3a, which seems to indicate that the long-awaited update will first debut on the Pixel family - the original Pixel/XL, Pixel 2/2 XL, Pixel 3/3 XL, and the newest Pixel 3a/3a XL.
Then, other manufacturers might push the big update
Though the timeline of Android 10 release for other devices remains unclear, at least some OEMs might push the update sooner than others. Specifically, this could be true for phones that were a part of the Android Q beta program such as ASUS ZenFone 5Z, Essential Phone PH-1, Huawei P30 Pro, LG G8 ThinQ, Nokia 8.1, OnePlus 7 series, OPPO Reno, Realme 3 Pro.
Other phones included in the beta program
Other smartphones that are included in the Android Q beta program and likely to receive the final update are Sony XPERIA XZ3, Tecno Spark 3 Pro, Vivo X27, Nex S, Nex A, Xiaomi Mi 9, and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G.
Android 10 will have some very interesting features on offer
Having said that, it's also worth noting that phones receiving Android 10 will be updated with an incredible set of features. This includes a system-wide dark mode, Face ID-like facial unlocking system, live captions, enhanced privacy controls and app permission settings, reverse app updates, built-in screen recorder, desktop mode, and iPhone-like swipe-based gestures for a full-screen experience.
And, it will not be called Android Q
Notably, Google had this amazing tradition of naming every new Android version after a dessert or tasty treat in alphabetical order. The practice started from Android 1.5 Cupcake and Android 1.6 Donut and continued all the way till Android 9 Pie. However, this time around, the company has ditched the dessert-based naming convention, saying Android Q would simply be called Android 10.