Android 10 release date and features were just made public and the first thing to remember is – it’s not Android Q anymore! This puts an end to a period of speculation and expectation about the next OS update, as this Android 10 was showcased and presented at the Google IO 2019. Its official rebranding with the designation 10 is not the only new thing, as this operating system now comes with significant changes.
“As a global operating system, it’s important that these names are clear and relatable for everyone in the world. We think this change helps make release names simpler and more intuitive for our global community” – said Mr. Sameer Samat, Google VP of product management.
Android 10 is expected to be released during August, while the final beta version can already be installed (aka beta 6). You can test it now and experience somewhat improved gesture controls, the fabled dark mode, and full optimization with bug fixes. The biggest shift from the standard Android Pie is the eagerly awaited dark mode. The upcoming operating system will also launch for non-Pixel Smartphones, but online sources speculate it will arrive on first-party Google gadgets first, as it was always so before.
Android 10 release dates retrospective:
- Developer beta launched on March 13
- Beta 2 launched on April 3
- Beta 3 on May 7th
- Beta 4 in early June
- Beta 5 and 6 with release candidates in July
- The final release is expected before the end of August
- Android 10 is the next version of Android operating system
- Beta 6 is downloadable now
- Release date is during this month
- It will be free to update (presumably)