If you are not in on the news yet, Google has ended a sweet tradition by naming its next operating system release to desserts. In the next beta release, Android Q will officially be named Android 10.
After several public beta release and back-and-forth developments, we expect the final build of the Android 10 will be ready any minute now. And we might just have a date to look forward to.
Google’s Android 10 is expected to roll out to Pixel smartphones sometime next month. And thanks to the Canadian carrier Rogers, the big will be this Tuesday, September 3rd.
Android 10 on September 3rd
Google has a history of releasing the Android versions as well as security patches at the beginning of a month. The first Monday of September is Labor Day in the United States. It looks like Google is targeting the day after.
Rogers has recently shared its latest OS Upgrade Schedule for the upcoming software updates for its phones. The Pixel, Pixel 2, Pixel 3, and Pixel 3a series are all getting the “Q OS” update on September 3. Initially, the Pixel phones have been listed in the schedule, but it has since been edited out.
While it is a wonder that the update is not referred to with its official name, it’s obvious that the “Q OS” is the Android 10. Carriers are very much involved in testing and certification, so cases like this are almost always reliable.
It’s almost here!!!
Google has always lean to a Q3 2019 release for Android 10 since the first beta release back in March. September also happens to be the last month of the 3rd quarter, so it all adds up. Plus, Google tends to launch the final build of a new Android update towards the start of the month with its corresponding security patch.
Android 10’s final preview for testers and developers has been available at the start of August with the Q Beta 6. Hopefully, Google has found time before the final released in polishing and bug fixes.
If the Android 10 release date from Rogers pushes through, it should also be the date when Google releases the new operating system to AOSP and the broader ecosystem.
Many of the OEMs have released Q betas this year, so, it would not be surprising if they will follow suit after the Pixel phones next week. Meanwhile, nothing is official yet until everything has been out in the open.