It’s just been a few days since Google rechristened the Android Q to Android 10. Apparently, it was done to suit the Asian pronunciation. But the main question was largely unanswered – when will it reach potential devices. Well, thanks to a goof-up done by the Canadian carrier, a leaked image gave us the exact date.
Canadian Carrier Rogers’ public OS upgrade schedule included the following dates.
Google has, for many years now, has released Android versions at the start of the month alongside security patches. First Monday of September is Labor Day in the United States, which Google might be aiming for. Google had released Android 9 Pie on the same day a year ago, so that also corroborates Rogers’ leaks.
If you have observed, the image mentions ‘Q OS’ and not Android 10, as it was renamed a few days ago and the schedule might have been set way longer than that. Seeing that the carrier is usually a reliable source for updates, we can assume that the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3a XL will get the Android 10 on September 3rd.
Google had said, “As the mobile ecosystem evolves, Android is focused on helping users take advantage of the latest innovations while making sure users’ security and privacy are always a top priority. Building on top of efforts like Google Play Protect and runtime permissions, Android 10 brings a number of additional privacy and security features for users, as well as enhancements for foldable, new APIs for connectivity, new media codecs and camera capabilities, NNAPI extensions, Vulkan 1.1 support, faster app startup, and more.”
According to rumors, the Pixel 4 smartphones might be a refresh, from a design point of view. The cameras will also be upgraded. Also, the new logo sees the Android robot sitting on top, while its color has also been changed from green to black for better visibility. Android 10 will add some privacy features, dark theme, and a new UI to support foldable phones, like the Samsung Fold.