We’ve finally finished our slice of Android Pie, and it’s time to chow down on something new. But this year, Google is doing something different. It’s dropping the saccharine-sweet dessert naming scheme, and giving Android a rebrand. Android 10 is Google’s next offering for Android fans, and like every major Android release, it’s adding loads of fun new features.
But not every smartphone will be getting the new update, and even if yours is, getting the update can take time. So when can you expect to receive Android 10? We’ve reached out to almost all of the manufacturers we expect to support Android 10, and here’s what they had to say. We’ll be updating this story as we continue to hear back.
We’ve reached out to Alcatel about its plans for Android 10, but we haven’t heard back yet. Chances are though, while Alcatel will release new phones running Android 10, it won’t be updating many phones, if any, to Android 10. Alcatel’s record with updates isn’t great, and it did little where Android 9.0 Pie updates were concerned. We’ll update you as soon as we hear back from Alcatel.
Asus is one of the manufacturers involved in the Android 10 beta, so we fully expect the Asus ZenFone 5Z’s beta build to be updated to the full Android 10 release. Asus’s flagship gaming Asus ROG Phone 2 is also a strong bet to receive the update.
There’s little in the way of confirmation for other Asus phones at this point, though a comment on the Asus forum claims the ZenFone 6 has also been confirmed.
Asus phones expected to receive Android 10:
- Asus ZenFone 6
- Asus ZenFone 5Z
- Asus ROG Phone 2
We’re afraid we don’t have strong hopes for Android 10 updates where BlackBerry’s phones are concerned. The BlackBerry KeyOne and Key2 were supposed to be receiving an update to Android 9.0 Pie, but those updates never materialized. Now, unsubstantiated rumors from the BlackBerry Base forum say BlackBerry will only be providing security patches for those devices, and will not be supporting further Android updates. It’s sad news for BlackBerry fans, but probably doesn’t come as a surprise.
The (currently) one phone wonder, Essential may have shut down production of its first phone, but it’s apparently still upholding its commitment to major Android updates. The Essential Phone is present in the Android 10 beta, so it’s very likely to receive the final Android 10 build shortly after launch.
Essential phones expected to receive Android 10:
No surprises here — Google’s phones are going to be first in line to receive Google’s Android 10 update when it arrives. Android 9.0 Pie saw the end of support for Nexus devices, so some may have worried the original Google Pixel might lose out on Android 10, after having received two major OS updates. However, the first Pixel is included in the Android 10 beta, so it’s extremely likely to get the final build. Expect the midrange Pixel 3a and 3a XL to be dead certs for updates too.
Google phones expected to receive Android 10:
- Google Pixel 3a XL
- Google Pixel 3a
- Google Pixel 3 XL
- Google Pixel 3
- Google Pixel 2
- Google Pixel 2 XL
- Google Pixel
- Google Pixel XL
Honor didn’t put any devices forward for the Android 10 beta, but we’re still expecting to see an updated version of Magic UI to hit Honor devices. According to rumors, we can expect the Honor 20, Honor 20 Pro, Honor V20, and the Honor Magic 2 to be first in line to get the update. Honor India has also confirmed on Twitter that the Honor 10 and Honor 8X are expected to receive the Android 10 update.
Honor phones confirmed to be receiving Android 10:
Honor phones expected to receive Android 10:
- Honor 20 Pro
- Honor 20
- Honor V20
- Honor Magic 2
- Honor Play
HTC wasn’t exactly snappy with its Android 9.0 Pie updates, but it did just about manage to sneak a bunch of them over the line before Android 10 released. Still, that doesn’t give us faith where HTC’s updates are concerned. Expect it to confirm which devices it will be updating soon, but until then, we’re going to hesitantly suggest the same devices that received Android 9.0 Pie will also receive Android 10. But don’t expect the update to arrive with any sort of haste.
HTC phones expected to receive Android 10:
- HTC U12 Plus
- HTC U11 Plus
- HTC U11
- HTC U11 Life
It’s usual for Huawei to take some time delivering major Android updates, purely because of how extensively different EMUI is to stock Android. However, Huawei seems intent on hitting the ground running with Android 10, as it has announced the beta version of EMUI 10 (based on Android 10) will arrive as early as September 8. That beta will be hitting the Huawei P30 Pro first, with the Mate 20 range expected to come shortly after.
Those are fairly obvious targets for the update, but what of the others? The Mate 10 Pro has also been mentioned by Huawei, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see some of Huawei’s recent midrange phones to make the grade, along with last year’s P20 range. But we’re certain to hear more about that closer to EMUI 10’s launch.
Huawei phones confirmed to be receiving Android 10:
Huawei phones expected to receive Android 10:
- Huawei P30
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro
- Huawei Mate 20
- Huawei Mate 20 X
- Huawei Mate 20 X 5G
- Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS
- Huawei P20 Pro
- Huawei P20
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Expect LG to update most of its major flagships from the last few years. The LG G8 ThinQ is in the Android 10 beta program, so it’s highly likely it will receive the final build of Android 10. It’s also likely LG’s most recent flagships and midrange devices will receive the update, including the V50 ThinQ and the Android One-equipped LG G7 One. The LG G7 ThinQ and V40 ThinQ may be a longer shot, but we certainly won’t rule them out.
However, much like HTC, LG wasn’t the fastest to update its phones to Android 9.0 Pie. We’re hoping it’ll be able to turn things around for Android 10 now it’s one of the final manufacturers to rock the headphone jack.
LG phones expected to receive Android 10:
- LG G8 ThinQ
- LG V50 ThinQ
- LG G7 One
Like most manufacturers, we’re expecting Motorola’s most recently released devices to receive an update. However, we know the Moto E6 definitely won’t. As is becoming a disappointing tradition, the latest Moto E phone will receive no software updates. Motorola let us know exactly what to expect with Android Pie though, so we expect it to do the same with Android 10.
Motorola has released some Android One devices too, and you can expect those phones to receive their updates much faster than usual.
Motorola phones expected to receive Android 10:
- Moto Z3
- Moto Z3 Play
- Moto One Vision
- Moto One Action
- Moto One
- Moto One Power
- Moto G7 Plus
- Moto G7
- Moto G7 Power
- Moto G7 Play
Motorola phones not receiving Android 10:
Only the Nokia 8.1 is enrolled in the Android 10 beta, but it’s quite likely we’ll be seeing a few OS updates on Nokia’s phones. Due to its use of Android One, Nokia was able to earn itself a reputation as being extremely speedy with updates. Nokia has released a couple of carrier-focused phones since then, but the majority of its releases still use Android One. For that reason, we’re confident that most of Nokia’s recent phones will receive the Android 10 update. Expect Nokia to clarify which phones will get the update soon.
Nokia phones expected to receive Android 10:
- Nokia 8.1
- Nokia 7.1
- Nokia 7 Plus
- Nokia 6.1 Plus
- Nokia 6.1
- Nokia 5.1 Plus
- Nokia 5.1
- Nokia 3.1 Plus
- Nokia 3.1
- Nokia 2.1 (Go Edition)
OnePlus is extremely well represented in the Android 10 beta, with its three most recent devices — the OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7, and OnePlus 6T — all having access to the beta version of Android 10. OnePlus has traditionally been quite generous with updates, and Android 9.0 Pie was brought to devices as old as the 2016 OnePlus 3.
We don’t expect the OnePlus 3 or 3T to get Android 10 (though it’s always welcome), but we expect OnePlus to update every device down to the OnePlus 5.
OnePlus phones expected to receive Android 10:
- OnePlus 7 Pro
- OnePlus 7
- OnePlus 6T
- OnePlus 6
- OnePlus 5T
- OnePlus 5
We don’t have much idea of what to expect from Oppo where Android 10 is concerned, but we do know the Oppo Reno is likely to be one of Oppo’s first devices to receive the update when it’s available, as it’s the only Oppo device in the Android 10 beta program.
Oppo is usually quite open about its update plans, but it’s also a little tardy. The company missed multiple self-set deadlines for updating phones to Android 9.0 Pie, and it might be wise to expect that from Oppo again.
Oppo phones expected to receive Android 10:
Realme has come out of nowhere to secure itself a spot in the smartphone market, and it also secured the Realme 3 Pro a place in the Android 10 beta as well. For that reason, it’s fair to assume the Realme 3 Pro will receive the Android 10 update. Unfortunately, we have no idea if Realme will update its other, cheaper phones. Probably not, but we’ll see.
Realme phones expected to receive Android 10:
Samsung is nothing if not prolific — and if you don’t believe us, check out the massive list of updated Samsung smartphones in our Android 9.0 Pie update list. Samsung has the resources to update a lot of phones, and as such, it’s usually worth waiting until we hear rumors for specific devices, or when Samsung updates us with a solid list. With that said, the last few years of flagships are likely to be updated. We expect the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 to bow out though. They’ve had their two major OS updates, and Samsung usually cuts off after two.
However, Samsung has never been fast with updates, thanks to its continued insistence on using its own custom skin on top of Android. One UI is great, but it does take time to make. Samsung has previously pushed major Android updates to phones before the end of the year, with some Android Pie updates landing in December 2018, but it’s the exception, rather than the rule. Expect the bulk of Samsung’s Android 10 updates to land in 2020.
Samsung phones expected to receive Android 10:
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10
- Samsung Galaxy Fold
- Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S10
- Samsung Galaxy S10e
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S9
As ever, Sony’s flagship phones are likely to get preferential treatment. The recent Xperia 10, Xperia 10, and Xperia XZ3 are most likely to get the update, but it’s also probable the XZ2 range will get some love too, as two major OS updates are common — and this would be their second.
Outside of that though, don’t expect too much if you have a midrange or budget Sony smartphone.
Sony phones expected to receive Android 10:
- Sony Xperia 1
- Sony Xperia 10
- Sony Xperia XZ3
- Sony Xperia XZ2
- Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
- Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
The Android 10 beta is available on three Vivo phones, and, er, they’re the only ones we have a decent idea about at the moment. We’ve reached out to Vivo for a more solid timetable, but we haven’t heard anything back yet. Expect more devices to be confirmed as Android 10 ages.
Vivo phones expected to receive Android 10:
- Vivo X27
- Vivo Nex S
- Vivo Nex A
Xiaomi has volunteered two of its phones to take part in the Android 10 beta program, and they’re the only two Xiaomi devices we think are likely to get the Android 10 update — in the West, anyway. The Redmi K20 Pro is also part of the Android 10 beta program in China, and it may be that Xiaomi will focus its efforts mostly on the Chinese market to begin with. But we’re confident Xiaomi will push out the updates to the West eventually — just not particularly quickly.
Xiaomi phones expected to receive Android 10:
- Xiaomi Mi 9
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G
- Redmi K20 Pro (in China)