In what may be a cheerful sign that this version of Android will come to different phones quicker than previously, Google is promising that it is “working with a number of partners to launch or upgrade devices to Android 10 this year.” One of the most important updates will be invisible to most users: “Project Mainline” will allow Google to issue some critical security patches directly through the Play Store instead of waiting for manufacturers and carriers to distribute them. Truth be told, phones that are Update from Android 9 Pie to Android 10 won’t support it.
Android 10’s features
Google says that all of its Gmail, for example, is still working on compatibility with the Dark Theme and won’t have support for it until later this month.
The 10th version of Android is also the first since nearly the beginning that doesn’t have a public dessert codename. Google made the switch in the name of being more globally inclusive and not, it says, because picking a Q-named dessert was too difficult.
features in Android 10
Google typically rolls out major operating system updates over the course of a few days, so your Pixel phone might not get an update alert right away. You can check for it by going to Settings -> System -> Advanced -> System Update. As usual, other Android device manufacturers will announce their rollout plans for Android 10 upgrades separately, and it will likely take weeks or months for the upgrade to arrive on many non-Pixel devices.