Many smartphone users are still waiting for Android 9, but Google is already working on its successor. Today we get ahead of ourselves and look at the future of Android: Which devices will probably get an update to Android 10 Q?
With the Android 9 update, smartphones and tablets received the latest version of the mobile operating system in August 2018. Among other things, it has a better design and new functions – such as activating the non-interference mode when the device is turned over. The update has by no means landed on all newer smartphones yet, but the next version is already in the works: Google is already busy working on its successor Android 10 Q.
Android 10 Q: First details about new features
XDA Developers is an early version of Android 10 Q that has fallen into the hands, since then some features are known that may make it into the final version of the new operating system. Google seems to be planning a “dark mode” that might not only reverse the colors in the preferences menus, but also in apps that lack such a mode by default. Also, Google will probably protect users’ privacy better in the future: if desired, Android 10 will only grant permissions for an app when the application is running. Another novelty: Google is working on a desktop mode that resembles the DeX function of newer Samsung Galaxy top models.
Android 10 Q: Advantage of Android One
A few years ago, users still had to hope that their smartphone would receive updates over a more extended period. This is changing with Android One devices: Manufacturers guarantee Android updates for two years and security updates for three years. Smartphones that were released in the second half of 2017 at the latest will benefit from the innovations depending on the release date of the new Android version. The Android One program includes devices such as Google Pixel 3 XL, Nokia 6.1, Nokia 7 Plus and Motorola Moto One.
But other current smartphones such as the Huawei Mate 20 Pro are also highly likely to get Android 10 Q.
What will be the version nickname?
So far, Google always gave its Android version a sweet nickname: Android 9 Pie (cake), 8 Oreo, 7 Nougat and so on. Android 10 Q doesn’t have a name yet – and the smartphone community is puzzled: What candy is Google serving as dessert this time? Sweet quiche? Sugared Quesadilla? If you answer with “Quark!”, You’re right and wrong at the same time: If you believe the speculations on the Internet, you’ll probably choose a dessert that’s less common in this country.
Android 10 Q: Release and beta version
Android 10 Q is rumored to be released in the summer of 2019. A first beta version should be available by the end of the first quarter of 2019.