After waiting for a little more than a year, Google has released the privacy-focused update for its mobile OS which we now know as Android 10. Yes, the search giant is done with using fancy dessert names for Android updates, given the reason that it might confuse the users is some parts of the world.
Anyway, the Android 10 comes mostly comes packed with privacy-related features. In terms of look and feel, it looks more like a polished version of Android Pie rather than a completely new Android update.
Still, in 2019, Google has managed to do enough work that we can call Android 10 a considerable update. And it isn’t just the software, Google is trying to change the identity of the decade-old mobile OS that runs on almost every smartphone that’s not an iPhone.
As mentioned above, Google will now stick to numbers instead of desserts, although, it would still use dessert code names internally. The company has also changed the Android logo, which now includes a chopped off head of the Android bot. Adding to that is the new color pallet that will represent the Android brand.
Google’s overall stance is that Android has become mature and so appropriate changes should be done to reflect that.
How to get Android 10 on your phone right now?
If you’re running one of the Google-made Pixel devices mentioned below, then I don’t think I need to tell you much about downloading Android 10 on your device. Just go to the software update page, tap on Check for updates.
Android 10 will arrive on these Pixel devices:
- Pixel 1, Pixel 1 XL (Yes, Google had a change of heart)
- Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
- Pixel 3, Pixel 3XL
- Pixel 3, Pixel 3A
- Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL (Preloaded at the time of release)
Before you install the Android 10 update, don’t forget to backup your photos, videos, contacts, and other important stuff. That’s because uninvited problems could arrive any time.
As far as other Android devices are concerned, Google said it’s working with partners and we’ll Android 10 on non-Google devices later this. We’ll try and keep you posted more on this in the coming days.