Google recently announced that it will be dropping the dessert naming scheme it followed for Android releases, and the upcoming Android Q operating system will officially be named Android 10. This brings an end to an era, with Android 9.0 Pie being the one to feature the company's legacy naming scheme.
Apart from the name change, the company announced that from now on all Android releases will be numbered like Android 11, Android 12 and so on. The operating system has also got a new logo and colour scheme.
The company is currently testing Android 10 Beta builds and is soon expected to release the public version. Here's a list of smartphones that will be updated to Android 10, when the company officially launches it later this year.
Google Pixel phones Android 10 update
Google Pixel smartphones will be the first ones to get the Android 10 update. All of the Pixel smartphones including the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a XL, are eligible to get the update and will get it as soon as the new operating system is officially launched.
Google's upcoming Pixel 4 series of smartphones, which will launch in October will come running Android 10 out of the box.
Samsung has not revealed as to what all of its smartphones will be getting the new Android 10 update. However, we expect the company to make it available on the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy Note 10 series first, followed by the S9 series and the Note 9. It might also update some of its Galaxy A-series and Galaxy M-series smartphones in-between. But, we standby the fact that these updates will not come quickly and Samsung will take its time in releasing them, indicated by its past patterns of Android system updates.
OnePlus phones Android 10 update
A number of Oneplus smartphones including OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T, OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro are already a part of Google's Android Q Beta program. All of these smartphones will be getting the Android 10 update soon after launch.
We expect that both the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro will get the update first, followed by an update for OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T. During this time the company is also expected to launch its OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro smartphones in the market, which are also expected to get the update.
Nokia phones Android 10 update
When it comes to HMD Global manufactured Nokia branded smartphones, the company has been quite consistent in providing customers with regular software updates. All of the Nokia branded phones have been launched under Google's Android One program, which means they are guaranteed to get the latest Android updates.
After being the fastest to upgrade Nokia phones from N to O and O to P, I am super excited to share with you that the Q(ueue) for Nokia phones is moving fast as we get ready to welcome Android 10 on Nokia smartphones – roll out starts in Q4, 2019! #Nokiamobile #android10 pic.twitter.com/qXM4ZXAPBo
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) August 22, 2019
The company’s chief product officer Juho Sarvikas, in a tweet, revealed the Android 10 update timeline for its smartphones. In the tweet, he mentioned that the Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 8.1 and Nokia 7.1 will be the company's first devices to get the Android 10 update in Q4, 2019. Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6.1 Plus, and Nokia 6 will be next after that all other devices will get it in 2020.
Xiaomi phones Android 10 update
Xiaomi will be releasing Android 10 update for its smartphones along with its upcoming MIUI 11 skin. Mi 9 and Mi MIX 3 5G are devices that are currently in the Android Q beta testing program, which means that they might be the company's first devices to get the update.
We can expect the company to release the update for its Mi A2 and Mi A3 series of smartphones, which are under Google's Android One initiative. Rest, the company is yet to announce its launch cycle for its devices.
Huawei phones Android 10 update
Huawei is the most controversial company on this list considering we are not sure that the company might be able to use Android in the near future due to the US-trade ban on it. Huawei Mate 20 Pro is listed under Google's Android Q beta program, which indicates that the device will be one of the first devices company will roll out the update to. Rest we don't know which all of the company's devices will get the Android 10 update.
Vivo X27, Vivo NEX S and Vivo NEX A, none of them is available in India, however, all of them are a part of the Android Q beta program and will get the Android 10 update soon after its public launch.
Asus, Oppo, Realme, Sony, Essential and Tecno phones
Firstly, Asus has announced both of its Zenfone 5Z and Asus 6Z will get the Android 10 update. Asus Zenfone 5Z is even a part of the Android Q beta program. We expect the company to roll-out the update by early 2020 for both the devices.