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Samsung is one of the names with a history of very slow update to the latest operating system version, partly because it takes quite a long time to customize the One UI interface. And with Android 10, the update speed of the Korean technology firm is likely to be unchanged.
Although the world's largest smartphone manufacturer has yet to reveal the update schedule for Android 10, we can know for sure that Samsung's high-end and flagship models will be prioritized.
Expected models in order of priority: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Note 9 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus (early 2020).
According to many statistics, Nokia is the phone manufacturer that has the fastest operating system update speed and the most devices updated in the catalog in the last 1 year. With Android 10, Nokia is also the first phone company to announce the most detailed update roadmap so far.
Like Samsung, its high-end models will be prioritized to update first in the fourth quarter of 2019, while mid-range and low-cost models will be updated in the first and second quarter of 2020.
Expected models and update times: Nokia 8.1 , Nokia 7.1 and Nokia 9 PureView (mid quarter 4, 2019) Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 6.1 and 6.1 Plus, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 8 Sirocco (mid quarter 1, 2020), Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2, Nokia 3.1 Plus, Nokia 2.2, Nokia 5.1 Plus, Nokia 1 Plus, Nokia 5.1, Nokia 3.1, Nokia 2.1, Nokia 1 (quarter 2, 2020).
During the Beta testing of Android 10, Xiaomi had three representative names participating in the test: Xiaomi Mi 9, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G, and most recently, Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro.
With Android 10 officially launched, the number of models updated to the latest version will certainly increase. As for the time, according to many sources, all Xiaomi's smartphone models will update to Android 10 in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Expected models: Redmi K20 Pro (international version), Xiaomi Mi 9 series, Xiaomi Mi 8 series, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, Xiaomi Mi A2, Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite and Xiaomi Pocophone F1.
Like Samsung, Oppo smartphones have slow Android update speed, partly because the company have to customize them according to the proprietary ColorOS interface. This also means that Oppo users will have to wait for at least another 6 months to be able to update to Android 10, according to some reliable sources.
In terms of models to be updated, Oppo Reno is the only name that has been confirmed, as this is also the only smartphone from Oppo participating in the previous Android 10 Beta test.
The expected time of Android 10 update for Oppo Reno is April 2020.
Huawei is definitely a special case when it comes to operating system updates, when the Chinese tech conglomerate is on the US blacklist currently. However, some of its smartphones will still be updated to the latest Android version. Given that the U.S. government ban will officially take effect in December this year, it's clear that Huawei is racing against time to allow its smartphones to update to Android 10 as soon as possible.
Accordingly, starting right now, Huawei P30 Pro users are able to update to the beta test version of the EMUI 10 interface, which is based on Android 10. In addition to P30 Pro, some of Huawei's other phones have been able to download and update to the latest EMUI 10 interface, including the P30, P20, P Smart, Mate 20 and Mate 10. Meanwhile, some smartphones of Huawei's subsidiary Honor will also be updated to Android 10 like the Honor 10 series, Honor 20 series and Honor View 20.
Expected models and update times: Huawei Mate 20, Huawei P30, Huawei P20 (September 8, 2019), Honor 10, Honor 20, Honor View 20 (November 2019).
As for the remaining Android manufacturers such as Asus, LG, RealMe, Sony, the current update roadmap to Androis 10, as well as any models in the list of allowed update support has not been confirmed by these vendors.
By: Grace White