Google broke the 10-year history of naming Android releases after desserts by officially naming the next version as just Android 10. (Reuters)
Google broke the 10-year history of naming Android releases after desserts by officially naming the next version as just Android 10. (Reuters)

Android 10 expected to roll out for Pixel smartphones 3 September

  • The Android 10 update would be available on all Pixel smartphones except the first generation Pixel devices, according to Phone Arena
  • Google is also expected to refresh its Pixel series with two new offerings — Pixel 4 and 4 XL — later in October

The next version of Android is expected to release on Pixel smartphones on 3 September. The Android 10 update would be available on all Pixel smartphones except the first generation Pixel devices, according to Phone Arena. This includes the Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

Google broke the 10-year history of naming Android releases after desserts by officially naming the next version as just Android 10. The tradition which started with Cupcake which was launched in 27 April 2009 and continued till Pie which was launched on 6 August, 2018 will now be discontinued in future. Google in a blogpost has said that it has decided to do away with dessert names as it jumps to its first double digit versions.

Android Q's final developer beta was launched earlier this month which is claimed to look a lot like the final build of the Android 10 OS. Many new features announced at the Google I/O 2019 event like the focus mode, skipping the back button and swipe gestures have more or less taken their final shape.

Google is expected to refresh its Pixel series with two new offerings — Pixel 4 and 4 XL — later in October.

The Pixel 4 device may come with a square camera module at the back which will house a dual rear camera setup.

The speculations suggest that the phone would either have an in-display fingerprint sensor or a 3D face unlock module at the front or both.

With inputs from IANS.

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