Android 10 is a reality. After several betas, Google updated the Android website to show all the news and, a little later, uploaded the system images so that all users of a Google Pixel could get the latest version of the Android operating system. It is necessary, therefore, to see how to install the Android 10 update step by step.
First, we will see a list with all compatible phones. Then we will see how to install the OTA on a Google Pixel and how to do it manually using ADB commands. Finally, we will talk about what we can do in case we want to update one of the mobiles with which Android 10 is compatible.
Android 10 Compatible Smartphones
The mobiles that are compatible with Android 10 at the moment are the devices that were part of the Android Q beta program. However, it should be noted that not everyone will receive the OTA with the stable version of Android 10 already, but will depend on the manufacturer in question. Android updates take time, so the first lucky ones to update will be the owners of a Google Pixel.
How to upgrade to Android 10 in a Google Pixel via OTA
Google Pixel, like Google mobile phones, are usually the first to receive Android 10 in the form of OTA. In fact, if you have a Pixel 1, 1 XL, 2, 2 XL, 3, 3 XL, 3rd or 3rd XL, it would be normal if you were already updated. Be that as it may, updating a Google Pixel is as simple as checking the updates from the settings and proceeding to the installation. The steps to follow are those:
- Go to “Settings.”
- Select “System.”
- Access “Advanced.”
- Click on “System updates“.
- If no update appears, search again and you should exit.
If you usually have the phones always connected to the WiFi network, you will have the update downloaded and ready to install. Just proceed. At some point, the phone will restart, install the update and turn it on again. When you do, you’ll have Android 10 as an operating system and you can take advantage of all its news.
My mobile is not a Google Pixel, can I update?
The answer is “yes,” but it can take time. In the case of mobiles of other brands, it will be time to wait for the manufacturer to deploy the update file by OTA and reach your smartphone. That can be dilated for quite some time, so arm yourself with patience. It may arrive in the next few days or a few weeks may pass. This is the general rule, although it is true that some manufacturers also release their images and can be installed with the previous procedure.
Be that as it may, under no circumstances install one of the factory images of the Google website. Those are alone and exclusively for Google Pixel. If you do, you run the risk of keeping a nice paperweight. The most sensible thing is that you wait for the manufacturer to do its job and release the update officially.