Last week Google revealed that Android Q would be called not a tasty treat but instead plain old Android 10. It was a strange time to announce that piece of information, unless it was ready to begin rolling out very soon.
Overnight Phonearena firstly had it tipped to them by a reader that they had been told by Google customer support that Android 10 was coming on September 3. Not content with that they tested the waters themselves contacting Google support who once again told them that Android 10 (which they interestingly said was Android Q) was indeed coming on September 3.
There was no subterfuge, no tricks just plain old asking and getting the answer straight from the horses mouth. We expect the update to roll out to all Pixel phones all the way from the OG Pixel and Pixel XL to this year’s Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. That level of support is great — if only more manufacturers would follow suit.
Of course if you do not own a Pixel phone there is no time-frame for when your device will see Android 10. Usually it will arrive on the lesser skinned versions first such as OnePlus, Essential, Motorola, Nokia followed by others often months later.
Android 10 looks to be another big update for Android with not just UI changes but also many added features as Google continues to refresh their operating system — after all standing still means going backwards like one manufacturer has done for so many years such that it still looks nearly identical to 5 years ago.
Yet another tick for why you should buy Google Pixel devices. If you value fast updates, security and versions then the Pixel is for you but of course the other manufacturers often have many enticing features — one reason I do not use a Pixel and haven’t for a number of years now, striking a happy medium of updates and design/features rather than one or the other.
This year could be different with Google looking to innovate with their Soli sensors. Time will tell but I am looking forward to checking out the Pixel 4 when it does get released. What about you? Do you prefer the Pixel over others for the updates or are you like me and go for a bit of both?
Whatever the case, if you own a Google Pixel keep an eye out for the update coming next week.