How To Install Android 10 Right Now

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After months of drip-fed information, alluring betas and a very sensible name reveal, Android 10 is officially available for Google Pixel smartphones, with other models soon to follow. It's a feature-packed update that every Android user should download ASAP. Here's what you need to know.

Android 10 Has Landed: Here Are The Best New Features

Google has finally unveiled the name of its upcoming Android update. While it was tentatively called Android Q and expected to be named after a sweet fruit or dessert, Google announced it was ditching its playful tone and giving it a much more standard tech name.

While the news is no fun, it's just a name after all. The thing we're more interested in is its features. Here's what we know about it.

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Android 10 release date

If you’re the owner of a Google Pixel (ranging from the original 2016 Pixel to the latest Pixel 3a), you can download and install Android 10 right now. Other phones will need to wait a bit longer, however. (If you own a smartphone made by Samsung, Huawei, Oppo, HTC or Sony, you can get an idea of how much longer you need to wait here.)

On the plus side, Google released a statement today confirming that it's "working with our partners to launch and upgrade devices to Android 10 this year."

Hopefully this means a 2019 release for every manufacturer's flagship Android. Fingers crossed!

When Is Your Smartphone Getting Android 10?

Now that we have an official name for Android Q, we’re getting very close to the official release of the new operating system. It's definitely hitting soon, but with an important caveat — just because Google releases Android 10 doesn’t mean that you’re going to get it (unless you own a Pixel device). Here's what you need to know.

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Android 10 specs/features

Android 10 is being billed as a very significant update for the future of smartphone technology - everything from 5G networks to foldable glass displays have been specifically catered to. It also introduces a brace of all-new features for existing smartphone models, including suggested actions in Smart Reply, new-and-improved gesture navigation and an integrated Dark Theme.

Here's the official spiel from Dave Burke, Android's VP of Engineering over on the Google Blog:

Android 10 is here! With this release, we focused on making your everyday life easier with features powered by on-device machine learning, as well as supporting new technologies like Foldables and 5G. At the same time, with almost 50 changes related to privacy and security, Android 10 gives you greater protection, transparency, and control over your data.

This builds on top of our ongoing commitment to provide industry-leading security and privacy protections on Android. We also built new tools that empower people of all abilities, and help you find the right balance with technology.

Here's a link to the best new features.

How to get Android 10 on your Pixel phone

Android 10 begins rolling out to Pixel phones today. If you haven't received an update prompt yet, go to Settings > About Phone > System Update and install it manually.

If you can't see the update, don't panic - Google typically rolls out new versions of Android over a few days so you might have to wait for later in the week.

Before you download the new OS, be sure to take the usual backup precautions just in case something goes wrong. You can find a step by step guide to protecting your Android data here.

Android 10 Has Landed! Here Are The Best New Features

Google has finally unveiled the name of its upcoming Android update. While it was tentatively called Android Q and expected to be named after a sweet fruit or dessert, Google announced it was ditching its playful tone and giving it a much more standard tech name.

While the news is no fun, it's just a name after all. The thing we're more interested in is its features. Here's what we know about it.

Read more

[Via Google Blog]


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