When is Android 10 coming to my phone?

Could be soon. Could be next year. Could be never.

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Android 10 launched Sept. 3, 2019. But this being Android, unless you're running a newish Google Pixel phone, there is likely going to be a delay between launch and it getting to your device.

How long of a delay? It depends. 

Could be soon. Could be next year. Could be never.

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Google Pixel

The good news is that if you own one of the following Google smartphones, the update has already began rolling out to you:

  • Pixel
  • Pixel XL
  • Pixel 2
  • Pixel 2 XL
  • Pixel 3
  • Pixel 3 XL
  • Pixel 3a
  • Pixel 3a XL

But what if you don't own a Pixel? Then things get a bit vague. 

Other Android phones

Here's what we know at present (Sept. 16, 2019):

Asus

The ROG Phone and ROG 2 probably won't start seeing updates until 2020.

Essential Phone

Already available to select open market customers.

Huawei

These devices will update to Android 10 in November 2019:

  • Huawei P30
  • Huawei P30 Pro

These devices will update to Android 10 in December 2019:

  • Huawei Mate 20
  • Huawei Honor 20
  • Huawei View 20

These devices will update to Android 10 in early 2020:

  • Huawei P30 Lite
  • Huawei P20 series
  • Huawei Mate 10

The remainder of the supported handsets will update to Android 10 sometime during the second-quarter 2020.

HTC 

These devices will likely update to Android 10 by end of 2019:

  • U12
  • U12 +
  • U11

LG

No updates likely until 2020. Supported handsets are likely to include:

  • LG G8 ThinQ
  • LG G7 ThinQ
  • G7 models
  • LG V40
  • LG V50

Motorola

These devices will likely update to Android 10 by the end of 2019 or early 2020:

  • Moto Z4
  • Moto Z3
  • Z3 Play
  • Moto G7
  • G7 Power
  • G7 Play
  • G7 Plus
  • Motorola One
  • One Power
  • One Action
  • Moto X4 Android One

Nokia

These devices will update to Android 10 in fourth-quarter 2019:

  • Nokia 9 PureView
  • Nokia 8.1
  • Nokia 7.1

These devices will update to Android 10 in first-quarter 2020:

  • Nokia 8 Sirocco
  • Nokia 7 Plus
  • Nokia 6.1 Plus
  • Nokia 6
  • Nokia 5.1 Plus
  • Nokia 4.2
  • Nokia 3.2
  • Nokia 3.1 Plus
  • Nokia 2.2
  • Nokia 1 Plus

These devices will update to Android 10 in second-quarter 2020:

  • Nokia 5.1
  • Nokia 3.1
  • Nokia 2.1
  • Nokia 1

OnePlus

These devices will update to Android 10 in September 2019:

  • OnePlus 7 Pro
  • OnePlus 6
  • OnePlus 6T
  • Possibly OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T

Oppo

Probably won't start seeing updates until 2020.

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Samsung

These devices will likely see updates in early 2020:

  • Galaxy S10
  • Galaxy S10+
  • Galaxy S10e
  • Galaxy Note 10
  • Galaxy Note 10+
  • Galaxy Note 9
  • Galaxy S9
  • Galaxy S9+

Sony

These devices will likely update to Android 10 by end of 2019:

  • Xperia XZ2 
  • Xperia XZ3

Expect more flagship and mid-range handsets to see updates before the year is out.

Xiaomi

These devices will update to Android 10 by October/November 2019:

  • K20 Pro
  • Mi 9
  • Mi 9T

Vivo

Beyond the Vivo X27, which is in the beta program and might see an update before the year is out, it's a mystery.

Are you looking forward to Android 10? Will your handset get the update? If not, what are your plans? Let me know your thoughts.