Android 10 comes out later this year, but not all phones will get it. Those who come may not even get it in 2019. Although Project Treble has helped reduce some OEM matches with software updates, it will be time for the Pixel phones to not get Android Q. With this guide you will at least know when.
Despite all the improvements in Android's update process, only 10.4% of all Android devices managed to update to Android Pie (9.0) over the past nine months. It seems that Android Q will be another software update that will be enjoyed by a minority of users this year. The rest will have to wait until next year, if it is happy.
With Android Oreo (8.0), Google Project Treble introduced that OEM users could postpone Android updates without waiting for new compatible skins. Now, Google is working to speed up security updates with the new Project Mainline, which launches updates from the Play Store.
The thing is that Android users want Android Q. With a true system-wide dark mode comes to the platform, along with support for foldable phones, revised gestures controls, and collections of security and backend features, this is not something to miss on . And these are just some of the new features.
If you think your Android phone might get Android 10, check the list below to find out when. Do not know? Check the list, but time goes on, we will know better timetables and more devices that support Android Q, so keep checking.
About this list
For each phone on this list we will notice it as either "Confirmed" (with an official date or the time it took for the update to be released), "Beta" (with the latest version number supported), "Rumored" or "No Information." When an American variant of the phone officially receives Android Q after the update has been released, the name will be bold .
As with our previous list, we focus only on smartphones officially released in the United States. That means we will exclude Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo and other Chinese brands. Although the international version of the phone is available through official resellers (eg Huawei P30 via B&H), it will not be on our list because it is still not an official release. Typically, these versions do not include US warranty.
ASUS was pretty bad about updating their units to Pie. At the time of writing, only ZenFone 5Z received an official version of Pie while six other phones were confirmed but not updated. So far, it appears that ASUS continues to support its flagship device, as the same phone can also run Android Q Beta v3.
While consumers are uncertain whether Essential will ever release another phone, the company is founded by Android founder Andy Rubin, has been quite impressive in software updates on his two-year drive.
Essential PH-1 is the only non-Pixel phone that receives update hours after Pixel devices, including monthly security spots. For this context, Essential received PH-1 Android Pie within two hours from Pixel 2 and 2 XL who received the official building. With the current running Android Q Beta v3, we expect the same continuation to continue in the coming year.
In addition to using Android, the biggest reason to use a Pixel device is a guarantee that three years you get monthly security patches, and for two years, both major software updates. Pixel phones are the first to run the latest version of Android and the first to run the Beta program.
As with previous years, we expect Google to update each phone in the deletion. If you have a Google Pixel or Google Pixel XL, keep in mind that this is the latest guaranteed software update for your device, so it's possible that it won't be able to run Android 11, even Android R. If you want it latest update, you should see upgrade next year.
LG has been notoriously bad when it comes to updates, and last year was no exception. Android Pie is not currently on any of its American phones, and there is no information on when or if they will be. Despite the "Global Software Upgrade Center", LG continues poorly with monthly security updates, with devices running security patches three or four months behind. However, the LG G8 ThinQ participates in Android Q Beta, so at least one phone should get Android Q in time. As for the rest, we just don't know.
Nokia, with almost its entire series, been part of the Android One program, been one of the best companies to update their devices. Last year, more than half of their US lineup was updated to Android Pie, with another two promised before the second half. This year it shouldn't be different thanks to the Android One program, which guarantees two years of software updates and three years of security patches.
After some criticism of how well the updated devices did, OnePlus made some adjustments and became a leader in software updates. Each phone since OnePlus 3 can run a version of Android Pie, with only OnePlus 3 and 3T supporting a beta version.
OnePlus has presented a policy similar to Android One, which promises two-year software updates and three-year security patches for all their phones. That means every phone that starts with OnePlus 5 will get Android Q.
While Sony is struggling to make its presence known in the US, updates have been pretty good. The majority of its flagship has received Android Pie, and Sony promises its mid-range series would get Android Pie in the coming months. While we do not know about all Sony phones for Android 10, the Xperia XZ3 is part of Android Q beta, which means it will get Android Q cards.