As always by surprise, with premeditation and treachery, the Mountain View giant presented us yesterday the final version of Android 10, now official and available for your first devices, waiting for the Pixel 4 made by Google that will serve as a perfect shuttle to the first version of Android without cupcakes in the middle.
Many are the What's new in the most ambitious update of the last exercises, some very interesting that we are dying to try, although the truth is that beyond improvements we all want to know now if our mobile will be updated first, and second when the hell can we enjoy the new version of Android newcomer to the market.
Well, we are going to try to answer you the million dollar question, partly with the help of Digital trends, with an individual analysis of the case of each manufacturer and his roadmap to update to Android 10 the most important smartphones.
What are manufacturers saying about their plans to upgrade to Android 10?
The Taiwanese firm is one of the manufacturers that have collaborated with Google in the development of Android 10, providing all six versions beta for the ASUS Zenfone 5Z.
It is because of that Android 10 is expected imminently for this device, and ASUS has reported that it will also be available very soon for the ROG Phone 2 and Zenfone 6, although in this case there are no dates.
Bad news for owners of a BlackBerry smartphone with Android, and that is this manufacturer does not plan to update any of its devices to Android 10. As indicated in their forums, only the operating system security patches will be made available to users.
The mobile reinvented by Andy Rubin has not left yet, and it is that even though Essential has closed its activity the truth is that the support is maintained and even the Essential Phone has been part of the program beta of Android 10. Your update is now available.
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Few surprises with a Pixel range that obviously will update all its components before anyone else, even the first-generation Pixel and its brother Pixel XL.
Anyone with a smartphone made by Google of any of the three iterations can now enjoy Android 10, so you are one of the lucky ones, you can run to try it!
Signature spin-off Huawei has not shown up at betas from Android 10, but to date it has always been fulfilling with updates at least for its top of the range.
This time we only have rumors and no official confirmation, worse Android 10 should arrive before the end of the year to the Honor 20, Honor 20 Pro, Honor V20 and Honor Magic 2. Some Asian divisions have confirmed other devices like the Honor 10 and Honor 8X, but we assume that in their case it will take a little longer to receive the new version.
Immersed in tests of other operating systems such as its development HarmonyOS or the fork Russian Aurora OS, the truth is that Huawei has announced at IFA 2019 its plans with the update to Android 10 of its main terminals, and the Chinese giant could not be more ambitious.
States that before the end of the second quarter of 2020 you will have the update package with EMUI 10 for more than 30 models, but it will start much earlier, because on September 19 the Huawei Mate 30 will release the new customization Huawei based on Android 10.
Already in November 2019 will update the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro, in December They will be made by the entire Huawei Mate 20 family and the Honor 20, Honor 20 Pro and Honor View 20, while in the first months of 2020 The Huawei P20 and Mate 10 will be updated, along with the Huawei P30 Lite.
With the G8 ThinQ on the program beta The truth is that the South Korean firm has already half a job done with the update to Android 10.
Most likely, in the coming weeks we will have Android 10 available for V50 ThinQ in addition to the G8 ThinQ, and later it will be the G7 ThinQ and the V40 ThinQ that receive their package. Hopefully LG is faster than with Android Pie last year.
Android updates are one of the most cared aspects for a Motorola which also has Android One in some of its terminals.
Probably the Motorola range is one of the first to receive Android 10, with the Moto Z3, Moto One and Moto G7 families top of the class. Further confirmed that the Moto E6 will not be updated.
Without a doubt, the new Nokia by HMD Global is another of the firms with the best update support of the platform, and as such they have already announced the Android 10 availability for its entire range including the most basic mobiles.
Nokia's high-end will be updated already in this last quarter of 2019 -Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 8.1, Nokia 7.1, Nokia 7 Plus-; for the mid-range an availability is announced in the first quarter of 2020 -Nokia 6.1 Plus, Nokia 6.1, Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 3.1 Plus, Nokia 2.2, Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 5.1 Plus, Nokia 1 Plus-; and finally the basics will have to wait for the second quarter of next year -Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1, Nokia 2.1, Nokia 1-.
The last three OnePlus terminals have been part of the program beta from Android 10, so we could only hope for the highest speed by the Chinese manufacturer.
In fact, The OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 6T already have their update package While all smartphones in the catalog starting with the OnePlus 5 are expected to receive Android 10 at some point in the next few months.
It has been on the market for a short time Oppo's sub-brand, but the truth is that Realme has talked about Android 10 even before its matrix.
The Realme 3 Pro was already in the program beta, and although we do not have data on the rest of the budget range of Realme, yes it looks like some of your devices will update in the next few months.
It is not that Samsung is the best example in terms of updates, and although One UI refreshed and lightened its customization a bit, the truth is that the South Korean giant is still one of the slowest manufacturers as for updates.
Obviously Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S10 are expected to update as early as 2019, while the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9 would do so in the first months of 2020. We do not know what will happen to the mid-range, we assume that the most performance will update, but The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 will probably fall off the list of Android 10 after two years of life.
There is not too much news from a Sony Mobile in low hours, although the high-end of the Japanese manufacturer will update for sure with the Xperia 1 and Xperia 10 in the lead.
The cheaper ranges are probably not getting good news, but The Sony Xperia XZ3 and Xperia XZ2 should be updated later too. For now little news around Sony.
The successful Chinese manufacturer also placed two of its creations on the beta Android 10, and probably those Xiaomi Mi 9 and Mi Mix 3 are the only Xiaomi phones that update to the latest version of Android in the short term in international markets.
In fact, we already know that in Xiaomi they play on a different calendar with MIUI, which will likely upgrade before many of the Xiaomi devices move forward with the Android base.
It should be noted that the Redmi K20 Pro in China has also enjoyed the betas and it already has Android 10 in the final version, so it is possible that its international version baptized as Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro also update imminently.
We will try to go updating this article as news comes out of the main players in the market, although it will not be easy because most firms keep their plans until the update is imminent.
In fact, other manufacturers have not responded or have not yet wanted to reveal their intentions about the update, waiting for their development teams to review Android 10 and give them deadlines. It is the case of Alcatel, HTC, Oppo or Vivo among others, of which we hope to have more information in the near future.
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