| Updated on September 24, 2019 with new information.
Android 10 is officially out, but many phones won't get it in 2019, and others can't get it at all. Although Project Treble has helped to some extent to speed up software updates, it will take some time for non-Pixel phones to receive Android 10. With this page you at least know when.
Despite all improvements in the Android update process, only 10.4% of the devices were updated to Android Pie (9.0) from nine months after the release. That's better than it was with Oreo (8.0), so hopefully this trend continues with Android 10.
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For each phone in this list, we call it as & # 39; Confirmed & # 39; & # 39; (with an official date or time required to release the update), & # 39; Beta & # 39; (with the latest version number that is supported), & # 39; Rumors & # 39; or & # 39; No information & # 39 ;. When an American variant of the phone officially receives Android 10 after the update is released, the name will be bold .
As with our previous list, we will focus exclusively on officially released smartphones in the US. This means that we exclude Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo and other Chinese brands. Even if the international version of the phone is available through official retailers (for example, Huawei P30 via B&H), it is not on our list because it is technically not yet an official release. These versions usually do not include a US guarantee.
ASUS was pretty bad when it came to updating its devices to Pie. At the time of writing, only the ZenFone 5Z has received an official version of Pie, while six other phones have been confirmed but not updated. This year ASUS gets the ball going by recruiting its own Android 10 beta program. Until November 24, applicants can sign up for OTA updates to the beta version of the latest version of ZenUI (presumably 7.0) running on Android 10. This program will contain both the Zenfone 6 and 5Z.
Although consumers are not sure whether Essential will ever release another phone, the company founded by Android co-founder, Andy Rubin, is downright impressive when it comes to software updates for two year old device.
The Essential PH-1 is the only non-Pixel phone that receives updates on the same day they are released, including monthly security patches. For the context, the Essential PH-1 received Android Pie within two hours of the Pixel 2 and 2 XL receiving the official build. This year is no different, with the PH-1 on the stable version of Android 10 less than an hour after Google released the official build on Pixel devices.
In addition to stock Android, the largest reason to use a Pixel device is a guarantee that you will receive every monthly security patch for three years and both major software updates for two years. Pixel phones are the first with the latest version of Android and the first with the Beta program.
Like previous years, Google has updated every phone in the line-up. Even the mid-range Pixel 3a and 3a XL have received Android 10. 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 may not be possible to use Android 11. If you want the latest updates, you have to upgrade the following year.
With almost the entire line-up in the Android One program, Nokia is one of the best OEMs in updating its devices. Last year, HMD promised that almost the entire US line-up would receive Android 9 Pie, and they delivered. This year, HMD promises that on a few older devices (such as the Nokia 2), Android 10 will be available between the end of 2019 and the second half of 2020. It's safe to say, if you want a low-end phone that continues to receive support , Nokia is one of the best options.
OnePlus has established a policy similar to Android One, which promises two years of software updates and three years of security patches for all its phones. That means that every phone that starts with the OnePlus 5 will get Android 10.
OnePlus released their Open Beta version of Android 10 on the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro on the same day that Google made the update official. It should take a few months for the stable version to be released on all their devices, but based on last year they expect them to arrive on time. The latest Open Beta for the OnePlus 6 and 6T indicates that the Android 10 update is coming later this month.
Although Sony struggles to announce its presence in the US, it has been pretty good in updates. The majority of the flagships have received Android Pie and Sony promises that its midrange series will receive Android Pie in the coming months. Although we don't know all Sony phones when it comes to Android 10, the Xperia XZ3 is part of the Android Q-beta, which means that it will soon be getting Android 10.
If you look at our Android Pie tracker, you see that Samsung was one of the better OEMs for updating their phones. The company managed to get all its flagship phones from the past two years on Android Pie within six months. But that is not good enough for Samsung. According to a provider, Android 10 comes much faster – at least to its most recent devices.
T-Mobile confirms that Samsung is already testing Android 10 on a few of its devices from 4 September. And according to Sammobile, the beta program for the Galaxy Note 10 series will start at the end of September. So there is a good chance that Samsung will update its 2019 series phones to Android 10 before the end of October, a huge improvement for Samsung compared to last year.
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