When should you expect to receive Android 10? (Updated November 29)
Officially called Android 10, the next major version of Android launched September 3, 2019. The Android 10 update began rolling out to all Pixel phones, including the original Pixel and Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3a XL.
What about other devices? Which ones already have Android 10, and which ones are expected to get the update at some point? Read on to find out everything you need to know about the Android 10 update schedule.
Aritcle Table Of Contents
- 1 Key Android 10 update features
- 2 1. Essential Android 10 update
- 3 2. OnePlus Android 10 update
- 4 3. Samsung Android 10 update
- 5 4. Nokia Android 10 update
- 6 5. Huawei/Honor Android 10 update
- 7 6. Xiaomi Android 10 update
- 8 7. Motorola Android 10 update
- 9 8. Sony Android 10 update
- 10 9. LG Android 10 update
- 11 10. HTC Android 10 update
- 12 11. Asus Android 10 update
- 13 12. Oppo Android 10 update
- 14 13. Vivo Android 10 update
- 15 14. Realme Android 10 update
- 16 Other Android 10-related coverage:
Key Android 10 update features
We’ll have a complete overview of all the new features in our Android 10 review. In the meantime, check out our video above to see what’s new in Android 10, what new features it brings, all the design tweaks, and much more.
If you’re short on time, here’s a list of features we’ve seen so far:
- Improved privacy controls
- New gesture navigation
- Google Assistant “handles”
- Accent colors and theming options
- System-wide dark theme
- Native screen recording
- Native desktop mode
- Grouped silent notifications
- QR codes to connect to Wi-Fi
- Google Pay in the power menu
The feature that has everyone talking isn’t even a feature — it’s a name change. Google is no longer naming its mobile operating system after sweet treats. Instead, the company is moving to version numbers, starting with Android 10. Check out our article to learn more about what caused the change and some of the thinking behind it.
Looking for Android 9 Pie update info? We’ve got you covered.
1. Essential Android 10 update
September 3, 2019: On Twitter, Essential announced Android 10 is now rolling out to the Essential Phone. The company noted the update is rolling out “for select open market customers.” Android 10 should be available for all Essential Phone owners in the coming days.
2. OnePlus Android 10 update
September 3, 2019: On the same day as the official Android 10 launch, OnePlus announced an Android 10 open beta for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. This is not a stable release, but a good first step towards hitting that ETA we mentioned above. More details here.
September 4, 2019: OnePlus has announced that the OnePlus 6 and 6T will get Android 10 by the end of this month. The company also released open beta builds for the two phones, which are “meant to prepare your devices for the Android 10 update” — learn more here.
September 18, 2019: OnePlus has released the second Android 10 open beta update for the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro. The update appears to mostly involve bug fixes and small design tweaks — learn more here.
September 21, 2019: Great news for all you OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro owners out there. The company is now rolling out the stable version of Android 10 to both devices.
October 2, 2019: Around two weeks ago, OnePlus started rolling out the Android 10 update for the OnePlus 7 series. However, according to users on Reddit as well as the official OnePlus forums, many people still don’t have the update. OnePlus did say the Android 10 upgrade would be a slow rollout, but that usually means over the span of a few days. At this point, it’s been 12 days since OnePlus announced the launch, which suggests there’s been some sort of delay. It’s possible OnePlus halted the rollout entirely. Read the full story here.
October 10, 2019: OnePlus has announced that every OnePlus device from the OnePlus 5 forward will get a stable version of Android 10. Older devices will need to wait quite a while to get it, but the update will come. The OnePlus 6 and 6T will get the beta update by the end of October 2019, while the stable variant will be rolled out a month later. The OnePlus 5 and 5T should receive the stable update in the second quarter of 2020.
October 14, 2019: OnePlus is rolling out Android 10 to the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro — for real this time. In a community post, the Chinese brand confirmed that “version 10.0 was paused due to certain bugs” and that Oxygen 10.0.1 is now rolling out. It should reach all devices in a few days — learn more here.
October 21, 2019: The Android 10 Open Beta build is now rolling out to the OnePlus 6 and 6T — learn more here. The stable version of the update is expected to hit the devices in November.
October 29, 2019: OnePlus 7 Pro 5G users will need to wait quite a bit to get the Android 10 update. The company’s global community manager said the update is expected to be released sometime in Q1 2020.
November 4, 2019: OnePlus is now rolling out the stable version of Android 10 to the OnePlus 6 and 6T. The update should reach users widely over the next few days.
November 12, 2019: Pete Lau has explained on the company’s forum why OnePlus 7 Pro 5G users have to wait until Q1 to get the Android 10 update. The executive said that 5G “uses a different communications module to establish a faster connection as opposed to 4G, and requires a deeper level of understanding and more rigorous tests, debugging and optimizations to be done to our software and hardware.” He also added that “to achieve the best experience possible, we had to make system optimizations from the fundamental system architecture, in order to deliver a truly fantastic 5G experience.” It looks like the process is a lot more complicated and time-consuming than it may look, which is why users will have to wait a few months for the update. You can read his full statement here.
November 15, 2019: The Android 10 update for the OnePlus 6 and 6T has been halted due to various bugs. OnePlus said it’s “working on a new build with more issue fixing.” The company didn’t specify when the update will roll out globally, only saying it’ll be available “once it’s ready.”
November 25, 2019: OnePlus has confirmed that the OnePlus 10 update for the OnePlus 6 and 6T is almost ready and will start rolling out again soon. Right now, it is awaiting CTS approval. If all goes smoothly, users should expect the update next week.
3. Samsung Android 10 update
September 17, 2019: Looks like Samsung will soon release its first Android 10 beta update. Rumors have it that the company will roll it out in the US and Europe in early October. There’s no word on which devices will get it, but it’s a good bet we’ll see it on new flagship series such as the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy S10.
October 23, 2019: Samsung has confirmed that the One UI 2.0 beta — based on Android 10 — for the Galaxy Note 10 series will come to the US. The rollout seems to be restricted to the regular Note 10 and Note 10 Plus models, with no mention of the 5G variants. Only unlocked phones will be compatible. In addition to the US, the beta program has also been confirmed for Germany.
November 7, 2019: The third iteration of the One UI 2.0 beta is rolling out now to Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10e devices. The latest version of the Android 10-based update is available now to all beta program testers and includes a bunch of bug fixes — learn more here.
November 14, 2019: The beta version of the Android 10 update for the unlocked Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus has apparently been launched in the US. Users can sign up for the update via the Samsung Members app.
November 18, 2019: Samsung is rolling out its second Android 10 beta to Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus devices. The new One UI 2.0 beta carries the software version N97*FXXU1ZSK8 and has apparently been spotted on Note 10 devices in India. The same update will likely hit devices in the US, Germany, and South Korea soon.
November 20, 2019: Samsung is shipping out the Android 10-based One UI 2.0 beta to the Galaxy Note 9 in South Korea. This bodes well for a release in other markets, as Samsung doesn’t usually take its time to bring a One UI 2.0 beta to other regions. So we’re expecting a US and European roll-out in the coming days.
November 21, 2019: Samsung is pushing out the sixth beta update to the Galaxy S10 family. The update is apparently being rolled out to all countries where the Galaxy S10 beta is available — learn more here.
November 27, 2019: Samsung Israel has revealed the Android 10 roadmap for a few Samsung devices. You can check it out below, but keep in mind that the updates may ship out sooner or later in other markets.
- January 2020 — Galaxy S10, Note 10, and Note 9
- April 2020 — Galaxy S9, Galaxy A7 (2018), Galaxy A9 (2018), Galaxy A50, Galaxy A70, and Galaxy Tab S6
- May 2020 — Galaxy A20, Galaxy A10, Galaxy A30s, and Galaxy A10s
- July 2020 — Galaxy Tab S5e and Galaxy Tab S4 10.5
November 28, 2019: It looks like Samsung is ahead of schedule, as the company has reportedly pushed out the stable Android 10-based One UI 2.0 update to the Galaxy S10 phones. The update is only rolling out in Germany for now but is expected to make its way to other markets soon.
4. Nokia Android 10 update
September 27, 2019: HMD Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas confirmed on Twitter that the Nokia 2.1, Nokia 1 Plus, and Nokia 1 will all receive the Android 10 (Go Edition) update. However, it’s going to take some time before the update reaches the phones — lean more here.
October 9, 2019: Android 10 is now rolling out to the Nokia 8.1. The news was announced by Juho Sarvikas via his Twitter account.
October 14, 2019: Android 10 beta builds for Nokia phones have leaked. These include the Nokia 6.1, 6.1 Plus, 7 Plus, and Nokia 7.1. They are internal builds, which means they are definitely not designed for public use. Although there are straightforward instructions on how to flash one of these Android 10 Nokia beta builds to your device — learn more here — we’d advise against doing so if you use that phone as your daily driver. Anyway, if the beta builds have popped up online, the stable versions should be released relatively soon.
5. Huawei/Honor Android 10 update
September 9, 2019: At IFA 2019, Huawei revealed its roadmap for the EMUI 10 update, which is based on Android 10. Huawei will first roll out the latest version of Android to the P30 and P30 Pro in November. The update will then make its way to the Mate 20 phones as well as the Honor 20 and View 20 a month later. The P30 Lite, P20 series, and Mate 10 series will get the update in March 2020, while the rest of supported Huawei/Honor phones will receive it sometime in Q2 next year.
October 22, 2019: Huawei has announced that the beta version of Android 10 is ready for the Honor 20, 20 Pro, and View 20. The company is looking for users to test it in Germany — there are 400 seats available. Those interested can enroll in the beta program via the company’s Beta-test app.
November 13, 2019: According to a few users on Reddit, the Chinese variant of the Huawei P30 Pro is receiving the Android 10 update. The problem is that one Redditor claims the 4.99GB update left him without the ability to use the Google Play Store. We don’t know how many users will encounter this issue, but we expect it will be isolated to Chinese variants of Huawei’s devices. For now, there’s no word on when the update will reach other markets, but we likely won’t have to wait much longer.
November 14, 2019: The stable Android 10 update is rolling out to the P30 and P30 Pro in Europe. The update comes in at over 4GB.
November 15, 2019: Huawei is now shipping out the stable version of the Android 10 update to a number of devices in China, according to HuaweiCentral. These include the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Huawei Mate 20 RS, Mate 20 X 4G, Honor 20, Honor 20 Pro, Honor V20, and the Honor Magic 2.
November 16, 2019: HuaweiCentral reports that Honor is rolling out the stable version of Magic UI 3.0 based on Android 10 globally to the Honor 20, 20 Pro, and V20.
November 18, 2019: Great news for Huawei Nova 5T owners. HuaweiCentral reports that the phone is now receiving the stable version of EMUI 10 based on Android 10 globally. The update comes in at around 4.5GB.
November 21, 2019: Honor has kicked off the EMUI 10 internal beta registrations for the Honor 10, Honor V10, Honor 8X, and Huawei Nova 4 owners in China, according to HuaweiCentral. This may mean the program will launch in other regions soon.
November 22, 2019: The Honor 10 Lite and Honor 20i are now receiving EMUI 10 beta based on Android 10 in India.
November 26, 2019: Honor is beta-testing the Android 10-based update on Honor 8X devices in India. Those interested in testing out the new features can sign up here.
November 27, 2019: During the View 30 launch event in China, Honor announced that the next phones in line to get the Android 10-based Magic UI 3.0 update are Honor 10, Honor V10, Honor 8X, Honor 9X, Honor 9X Pro, Honor 20s, and Honor 20 Lite. Note that this was a China-specific announcement and that Honor has not revealed its global Android 10 update plans yet. Still, it’s likely that the global variants of these phones will also get the update.
6. Xiaomi Android 10 update
September 3, 2019: Surprisingly, Xiaomi is already rolling out Android 10 to the Redmi K20 Pro. According to XDA-Developers’ Mishaal Rahman, the update is only available in China. That said, K20 Pro owners around the world should expect to get Android 10 very soon.
September 12, 2019: Looks like the Android 10 update for the Xiaomi Mi 9T (also known as the Redmi K20) is just around the corner. Xiaomi told AusDroid that it plans on rolling it out in October.
September 24, 2019: According to users of Xiaomi’s Mi Community forum, the stable version of Android 10 is rolling out to Redmi K20 Pro devices in India.
September 30, 2019: According to a Xiaomi support representative (via PiunikaWeb), the Android 10 update will start rolling out to the Mi A2 Lite in the UK next week.
7. Motorola Android 10 update
November 5, 2019: According to Android Police, the beta version of Android 10 is rolling out to Motorola One Power users enrolled in the Motorola Feedback Network. Unfortunately, there’s no word on which countries the update is available in.
8. Sony Android 10 update
November 15, 2019: Sony finally announced which of its devices would get the Android 10 update and when. The Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 devices will receive the update in December before the rest of Sony’s devices. Xperia 10, 10 Plus, XZ2, XZ2 Compact, XZ2 Premium, and XZ3 owners can expect the update to begin rolling out to their devices sometime in early 2020, but timing and availability will vary depending on the user’s market and carrier.
9. LG Android 10 update
October 15, 2019: LG has announced the start of the Android 10 public preview program in its home country of South Korea. The company plans to release the official update by the end of the year. The tech giant hasn’t committed to an international release date yet, but it looks like we can expect the Android 10 update to come to the West in early 2020. Until then, the first device to get the preview is LG’s G8 ThinQ, followed by the V50 ThinQ next month.
November 1, 2019: LG announced that it will start rolling out the Android 10 update to the LG G8 ThinQ by the end of this year.
10. HTC Android 10 update
HTC hit a new low for updates in 2018, when the company pushed out Pie to just one of its smartphones. We’d have to wait until June for HTC’s current U12 Plus flagship to get Pie, followed by the U11 and U11 Plus.
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HTC’s update game will likely remain just as bad with Android 10. The Android One version of the U11 Life will probably get Android 10 before we’re done with 2019, followed by HTC’s flagships sometime next year.
Android 10 launch ETA: December 2019
11. Asus Android 10 update
October 22, 2019: According to PiunikaWeb, Asus is rolling out the open beta Android 10 update to the Zenfone 5Z. The update comes with the new ZenUI 6 on top.
November 5, 2019: Asus is rolling out the stable version of Android 10 to the Zenfone 6 in the US and India.
November 5, 2019: XDA-Developers report that Asus has released the Android 10 kernel source code for the Zenfone 6/6Z.
November 7, 2019: The EU variant of the Zenfone 6 is now receiving Android 10.
November 9, 2019: Asus has kicked off the Android 10 beta program for the ROG Phone 2 and is looking for testers. To apply, one must own a ROG Phone 2 (obviously), share the device’s IMEI and serial numbers, and be an active member of the ZenTalk forums. Those interested can sign up here.
November 27, 2019: Asus is rolling out the stable version of Android 10 to the ZenFone 5Z.
12. Oppo Android 10 update
October 2, 2019: Oppo has released the beta version of Android 10 for the Oppo Reno, according to GizChina. The update is only available in China for now.
October 23, 2019: Oppo has announced that it will roll out what seems like a beta update of the Android 10 to a limited number of Oppo Reno devices in India. The update will then also expand to Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia by the end of this month.
13. Vivo Android 10 update
Vivo technically fulfilled its promise of updating its phones with Pie by the end of 2018. However, we wouldn’t see the stable release until March. Even stranger, Pie rolled out to only a handful of Vivo smartphones.
With such a strange update schedule, we wouldn’t be surprised if Vivo started rolling out the stable version of Android 10 next year. Then again, the Vivo X27 is part of the Android 10 beta program, so we could see it a bit sooner.
Android 10 launch ETA: March 2020
14. Realme Android 10 update
September 13, 2019: Realme has revealed its Android 10 roadmap. The company will first roll out Android 10 to the Realme 3 Pro, Realme 5 Pro, Realme X, and Realme XT in Q1 2020. The update will then make its way to the Realme 3, 3i, and 5 in Q2, and to the Realme 2 Pro in Q3.
October 28, 2019: Realme has revealed its Android 10 roadmap for a few more devices. The Realme X Lite and Realme Q will get it in the first quarter of next year, while the Realme X2 and X2 Pro should receive it in Q2 2020. Keep in mind that these time frames only apply to Chinese versions of the phones. However, we expect the updates to make it to other markets a few weeks after being released in China.
November 26, 2019: Oppo has revealed its Android 10 roadmap. The latest version of Google’s OS will hit a number of the company’s handsets. You can check out exactly which ones and when below:
- January 2020 — Realme 3 Pro, Realme XT
- February 2020 — Realme X, Realme 5 Pro
- March 2020 — Realme X2 Pro
- April 2020 — Realme 3, Realme 3i
- May 2020 — Realme 5, Realme 5S
- June 2020 — Realme 2 Pro
- Q3 2020 — Realme C2
- November 27, 2019: Android 10 beta adds Night mode to Galaxy Note 9
- November 21, 2019: Oppo unveils Android 10-based ColorOS 7
- November 20, 2019: Android 10 update breaks Google Pixel 2 Wi-Fi for many users
- November 18, 2019: Samsung One UI 2.0 beta hands-on
- November 6, 2019: Here’s when Android 10 will launch for some Oppo, Realme devices
- October 30, 2019: Here’s how Android 10’s Live Caption actually works
- October 22, 2019: Android 10 Rules feature goes live (for one Pixel user?)
- October 18, 2019: Android 10 gesture navigation now works with third-party launchers on Pixel 4
- October 15, 2019: Android 10 permissions: What’s new and how to use them!
- October 14, 2019: How to get Android 10 on Galaxy S10 phones with One UI 2.0 beta
Have you received the Android 10 update on your phone? If not, when do you hope to get it?