Finally, Google confirms the launch of Android 10 operating system. The company will officially release the Pixel devices on September 3 or early next month. It will be the official debut of the latest Android OS on any smartphone. However, it may take a while before other smartphone manufacturers offer Android 10. This piece of information is acquired from independent agents of Google Support that confirm the release of Google Pixel. Other than the upcoming Pixel 4, we may expect that current devices like Pixel 3/3XL, 3a/3a XL and 2/2 XL will receive similar updates. Google released the original Pixel and Pixel XL in 2016. Although these older devices are already beyond the 2-year support window, they may still get the Android 10 OS. That’s a neat upgrade for any user of Pixel device.
Google has been parting ways with the usual dessert and confectionary naming scheme of Android versions. Before the, there has been fourteen dessert-named Android version, starting from the Android 1.5 Cupcake to Android 9 Pie.
As the next major update, the Android 10 offers support for foldable devices and 5G connectivity. Other important improvements are Suggested Actions, Smart Reply, Live Captions, and better security features. Background software updates will be more seamless. There will be built-in parental controls and increased features of digital well-being. Last but not least, the Android 10 will offer the coveted Dark Mode. As for other device manufacturers, it may take about three or four months to modify, test and distribute a new major Android for their smartphone models and user base.
In case you are waiting for a Samsung device with Android 10, you may need to be a little patient. Even so, there’s a very good probability that Galaxy S11 and various upper-middle-range devices released by Samsung in 2020 will have Android 10 and One UI 2.0.