First announced back in March 2019, Google latest Major Android update – Android 10 is now rolling out to a number of devices. First, the update is rolling out to all Pixel phones – including the first, second and third generation of Pixel phones. And of course the upcoming Google Pixel 4 will boot the new OS out of the box.
- Pixel XL
- Pixel 2
- Pixel 2 XL
- Pixel 3
- Pixel 3 XL
- Pixel 3a
- Pixel 3a XL
Aside from Pixel smartphones, Google has also promised it is “Working closely with a number of partners to seed the Android 10 update to their devices later this year”. While it didn’t confirm the first set of devices eligible for the update, we suspect they will likely include devices that participated in the Android 10 beta. And that includes the
- Essential Phone
- Sony Xperia XZ3
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro
- Tecno Spark 3 Pro
- LG G8
- Vivo X27
- Nokia 8.1
- Vivo NEX S
- OnePlus 6T
- Vivo NEX A
- Oppo Reno
- Xiaomi Mi 9
- Asus ZenFone 5Z
- Realme 3 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 5G
For our friends who use other Android phones not included in the list above, we had advised you check here often to get updates on when your devices will likely be updated to Android 10. Better still, we recommend checking your manufacturer website for more updates.
What’s new in Android 10
Android 10 is a major OS update over the Android Pie, focusing majorly on users experience and security. First off, Google is deserting its desert naming convention, simply calling the new OS Android 10 and not named after any desert. Google has also given the OS a brand new look and feel, complete with a redesigned logo featuring a green robot head.
Besides that, the Android 10 OS gets several new features, and some modifications to existing features including a new, , and a
Features new to Android 10
• Smart Reply now suggests actions.
• You can enable Dark Theme for the entire phone or specific apps.
• New gesture navigation to take advantage of larger, edge-to-edge screens.
• Live Caption that automatically captions videos, podcasts, and audio messages across any app.
• More control over your location data.
• Controls for Web & App Activity and Ad Settings.
• Important security and privacy fixes can now be sent to the phone from Google Play, just like how apps are updated.
• More control over notifications.
• More parental control using Family Link.
• Focus mode to prevent specific apps from distracting you.
• Lets you use different keyboards for your personal and work profiles.
• App timers for specific websites.
• New gender-inclusive emoji.
• Support for direct audio streaming to hearing aid devices.