When Will Your Phone Gets Android 10? A Timetable For Each Smartphone Brand (Part 1)
Aadhya Khatri - Sep 05, 2019
Android Pie’s time is gone and it has to leave the spotlight for Android 10. Here is the list of expected smartphones and the time they will get the updates
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Android Pie’s time is gone, and now it has to leave the spotlight to Android 10. This year, Google has given up on its usual naming scheme and give users a more straightforward way to call the operating system.
Android 10 comes with loads of interesting features but for now, only owners of Pixel phones and a handful of other phones have had it.
Alcatel has not said anything about when its phones will receive Android 10 updates. Chances are, if the brand plans to release new devices with the OS out of the box, it will not update many phones. The company does not exactly possess an impressive history of early OS update, so do not put your hopes up just yet.
Asus is involved in the beta version of Android 10 so we have reasons to believe that the Asus ZenFone 5Z will be one of the firsts to be updated. Another strong candidate is Asus ROG Phone 2, the company flagship gaming smartphone.
We do not have anything certain at this point but a comment on a forum of Asus said that the ZenFone 6 was also on the list.
So here are Asus’s phones that may receive Android 10:
Asus phones expected to receive Android 10: Asus ZenFone 5Z, Asus ROG Phone 2, Asus ZenFone 6.
When it comes to Android 10, BlackBerry is the least likely brand to be interested in an upgrade. When Android 9 Pie was still the most trending, many users talked about an update but it never happens.
Recently, there are some rumors saying that all users would get are security patches, not a full upgrade. If this turns out to be true, it will be a disappointment for BlackBerry users, but not at all a surprise.
Essential may not sound familiar to you but it does have a smartphone, a one-phone wonder to be precise. The company may have stopped manufacturing its first phone but the commitment to OS update still remains intact.
Essential phones have been in Android 10 beta all along and owners of the Essential Phone (PH-1) has already had the final update of the OS.
It goes without saying that Google’s smartphones will be the first to receive Android 10. However, what worries lots of users is the fact that Nexus devices did not get Android 9.0 Pie, so it may hint that original Pixel phones might not be included in the list of devices that will get Android 10 updates.
However, for now, we are sure that Pixel 3a, 3a XL, and the first Pixel phone have had the upgrade.
Here is the full list of devices: Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel, Google Pixel 2 XL, Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 3, Google Pixel 3 XL, Google Pixel 3a, and Google Pixel 3a XL.
Honor did not present any of its devices for Android 10 but we can be sure to get updates for Magic UI. Rumor has it that Honor V20, Honor 20, and its Pro version will be the firsts to get the upgrade. Honor India also confirmed on their Twitter that Honor 8X and Honor 10 will be next.
Here are Honor phones that will receive the upgrade: Honor 8X and Honor 10.
Honor handsets that are expected to get upgraded: Honor Play, Honor Magic 2, Honor V20, Honor 20, Honor 20 Pro.
HTC was not very snappy when Android 9 Pie was released, but it managed to sneak lots of its updates into its phones before Android 10 is out. However, that is far from confirming that owners of HTC phones can be 100% sure to get upgraded.
For now, the best we can do is to give you a list of phones that have received Android 9 Pie and expect that they will get Android 10 too: HTC U11 Life, HTC U11, HTC U11 Plus, and HTC U12 Plus.
It is understandable that Huawei may need some more time to give its users OS updates given the broad difference between stock Android and EMUI.
However, this year, Huawei intends to change that. The company has announced that EMUI’s beta version, built based on Android 10 would be released on the 8th of September to Huawei P30 and then Mate 20 lineup.
That is not exactly a surprise piece of news and Mate 10 has been mentioned but we have high hope for some mid-range lineup to be announced.
The Huawei phones that will receive Android 10: Huawei P30 Pro.
Expected Huawei phones that may receive the upgrade: Huawei Mate 10 Pro, Huawei P20, Huawei P20 Pro, Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS, Huawei Mate 20 X 5G, Huawei Mate 20 X, Huawei Mate 20, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, and Huawei P30.
LG G8 ThinQ is also in Android 10 beta program so there is a great chance that the phone will receive Google’s latest updates for its OS. Chances are, some of the company’s mid-range and flagship lineups, including LG G7 One and V50 ThinQ. The least likely candidates are V40 ThinQ and LG G7 ThinQ but who knows.
LG, like HTC, does not show much of an interest to be one of the first brands to update their devices’ OS, but this year, they may change their mind.
Expected LG phones to receive Android 10 updates: LG G7 One, LG V50 ThinQ, and LG G8 ThinQ.
Many users may expect the latest offer from Motorola to get the upgrade but it is likely that the Moto E6 will not. For some time now, the latest of Motorola phones will not get software updates. The company was quite frank about that when Android 9 Pie was released so we have reasons to believe that it will do the same thing for Android 10.
Motorola also has some Android One devices so users of those smartphones may get the updates faster than usual.
Here is the list of Motorola smartphones that are likely to get Android 10: Motorola One Action, Moto G7 Play, Moto G7 Power, Moto G7, Moto G7 Plus, Moto One Power, Moto One, Moto One Action, Moto One Vision, Moto Z3 Play, and Moto Z3.