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5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week – Android Apps Weekly


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Welcome to the 349th edition of Android Apps Weekly. Here are the big headlines from the last week:

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  • Google re-branded its G Suite package to Google Workspace. It’s functionally the same stuff. Google plans to include more collaborative features in the future and that apparently warranted a name change. Additionally, Google expanded pricing for small and large firms along with a few other changes. You can find out everything you need to know about it here.
  • Google is adding some clearer account alert notifications this week in several of its apps in the near future. The purpose is to better communicate to people when something is actually really wrong versus when something is just kind of wrong.  The alerts are improving in a variety of Google apps. Hit the link to learn more.
  • The App Store and Google Play debacle continued this week in two separate stories. The first was a House report in the US that said Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon, and other companies have monopoly power and should be separated out a bit to prevent actual monopolies. We highly recommend hitting the above link to read more about that because there is a lot of info. Additionally, Google chose to defer its 30% mandatory commission in India for the time being due to retaliation from Indian start-ups.
  • Nvidia wants to tackle some of the issues with video calling. It launched a new developer platform, Nvidia Maxine, this week to help with that. The platform helps with things like eye correction, face alignment, and other small things to make video chatting a little better. It can also upscale 360p video to 720p pretty reliably, adds in virtual backgrounds, filters out background noise, and even translate language in real time. It could be a really big deal for video chat apps and services.
  • Google Assistant had some big announcements this week. The first is making Google Assistant work better with smart displays by letting people buy things straight from them and some other neat features. Additionally, Google announced deeper integration with third party apps, kicking it off with partnerships with 30 apps, including popular ones like Discord and Walmart. Hit the various links to learn more.

9th Dawn III

Price: $ 9.99

9th Dawn III is a new open-world RPG. It’s a fairly large game with a bunch of content, including over 1,400 items to collect, 270 unique enemies, and a ton of places to explore. For the most part, you dungeon crawl, collect gear, customize it, and go right back out to adventure again. The game adds in some stuff like fishing, cooking, gem collecting, and play Fyued (a card game) to round out the experience. The mechanics are easy enough to grasp for most people and the game has a lot more depth than it would seem from its graphics. It’s a bit expensive at $ 9.99, but you’ll easily get your money’s worth if you finish it.


Project Cheat Codes

Price: Free / $ 1.99

Project Cheat Codes is something a bit different for gamers. It aims to be a one-stop-shop for video game cheat codes. The developer has two main goals. The first is to keep the installation size as small as possible and the app omits any flashy graphics specifically for that purpose. The other is to include as many cheat codes for as many games as possible. It’s obviously a daunting effort but the app already has a decent and quickly growing collection of games. This one might be a pretty excellent gaming tool if the developer keeps at it. The premium version runs for $ 1.99 and we think that’s fair.

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Sword Master Story

Price: Free to play

Sword Master Story came out of pre-registration this week and it already has a bunch of downloads. It’s a hack-and-slash action RPG with some gacha mechanics. Players collect characters, level them up, and use them to fight off bad guys. At its core, it’s not all that different from most other gachas. There is a set number of characters and the upgrade paths are fairly similar to most others in the genre. However, some people seem to enjoy its mechanics and story even if the translations are a little rough. The game has a few bugs here and there but it has some promise if the developers keep up with it.


InstaMocks

Price: Free

InstaMocks is a neat little app for screenshot enthusiasts. It lets you take screenshots and then mock them up inside of a device. People can use it to dress up their screenshots a bit. The app is mainly for developers, themers, bloggers, and similar types to make good looking screenshots for display on social media or the Play Store. Still, anybody can use the tool. It features over 40 devices, a built-in text editor, and you can work with up to 10 screenshots at once. It’s also a free tool.

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Masketeers: Idle Has Fallen

Price: Free to play

Masketeers: Idle Has Fallen is the latest idle game in a genre crowded by 2020 releases. This one seems to be pretty good. Players collect masks to give them power and defeat bad guys. As you progress, your team can kill bad guys faster and earn more stuff at a faster pace. The combat portion of it is pretty neat even if it’s surrounded by familiar idle game ideas. Still, it feels a bit better and deeper than your standard idle experience. This is another one that has a lot of potential as long as the developers keep up with it.


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Nokia briefly teases its Android 11 update roadmap


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  • HMD Global briefly shared the roadmap for Android 11 updates on Nokia phones.
  • The first phones to get the new OS will be Nokia 2, 5, and 8 series phones in the fourth quarter of 2020.
  • You’d have to wait until the second quarter of 2021 to update your Nokia 1 Plus or 9 Pureview, however.

You may have to be patient before your Nokia phone gets its Android 11 update. NeoWin reports that HMD Global briefly posted its Android 11 roadmap for Nokia phones, and it’s bad news for some owners if it holds.

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The schedule suggests the Nokia 2.2, 5.3, 8.1, and 8.3 5G will get the Android 11 update first, in the fourth quarter of 2020. Most of the eligible phones would get their upgrades in the first quarter of 2021, including the Nokia 1.3, 2.3, 2.4, 3.2, 3.4, 4.2, 6.2, and 7.2. That’s relatively late, but not unheard of.

However, you’ll have to be particularly patient with two stand-out phones. According to the news, the no-frills Nokia 1 Plus and the camera-centric Nokia 9 Pureview won’t get their upgrades until the second quarter of 2021 — half a year after Android 11 first reached devices. This wouldn’t be completely surprising given the comparative age of the devices, but might be frustrating when Google’s latest OS will have been on Pixel phones for several months by that point.

Read more: The best budget phones

The roadmap is in line with the age of the phones, some of which (such as the 2018-era Nokia 8.1) would be two or more years old by the time Android 11 is available. It would cut off a wave of handsets, including the inaugural Nokia 1 and the premium Nokia 8 Sirocco.

Don’t be shocked if the timing changes. It’s not certain why HMD Global deleted its roadmap post, and there might be tweaks to the schedule. If it’s reasonably accurate, though, it will take a while before every qualifying phone is using the newest software.


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Android 11 on TVs: Here’s what to expect


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  • Google is rolling out Android 11 on Android TV, and it’s promising a wave of new features.
  • Low-latency audio, better gamepad support, speed-ups, and privacy are part of the upgrade.
  • It may take months for the update to reach your set, however.

Google is following the mobile release of Android 11 with its equivalent for Android TV, and there are some significant improvements in store — if sometimes under the surface.

The company has confirmed that it’s rolling out the major update now, with the most obvious additions include Google Play Instant apps, quick PIN codes for content purchases, an enhanced Gboard TV keyboard, and privacy protections like one-time permission requests. You can even set inactivity prompts to make sure your Android TV device goes to sleep if you doze off.

Many of the other improvements focus on raw performance. You can expect auto low-latency audio and expanded gamepad support, including for the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and Steam Controller. Google also promised that Android 11 on TVs will boast overall speed improvements through better memory management and other tweaks.

See also: The best Android TV boxes

For app makers, more shared code and upgraded testing should make it easier to bring apps to Android TVs.

Don’t expect to see the update on your set in the immediate future. Google said Android 11 will reach vendors’ TVs in the “coming months” as they develop and release variants for their own hardware. Some will be quicker than others, but you might have to wait until 2021 to see all the benefits of the new OS in your living room.

The update comes just as Google is believed to be readying a Chromecast dongle based on Android TV, which might return to the classic Google TV naming scheme. It could show up at the company’s September 30 event and might be one of the first devices to use the Android 11-based platform. If so, it might be your best bet if you insist on the latest software.


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Kill all the demons in 120fps and 16:9 resolution with Doom, Doom II on Android


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  • Doom for Android (and Doom II) just received a new update.
  • The update brings 120fps gameplay, a native 16:9 resolution, and mods via the DeHackEd system.
  • Each game is still just $ 4.99 for lifetime ad-free access.

Although it wasn’t the first of its kind, 1993’s first-person-shooter game Doom pretty much defined the genre. Recently, Bethesda brought us Doom for Android, as well as that game’s excellent sequel. Earlier this week, though, Bethesda issued a massive update to both titles.

Now, Doom and Doom II can play at up to 120 frames-per-second. You’ll obviously need a phone with at least a 120Hz refresh rate to experience that level of smoothness, but even phones with 90Hz refresh rates will now get smoother gameplay.

Related: Doom and Doom II: Everything you need to know

Additionally, Doom for Android now has a native 16:9 resolution, which will allow for more immersiveness. Combined with the FPS upgrade, Doom and Doom II will look better than ever. If you could travel back in time and tell a kid in 1993 you’d be playing Doom on your pocket computer at this quality, his mind would likely be blown out, just like that Cyberdemon you just ripped apart with a chainsaw.

Doom for Android: DeHackEd

Finally, both Doom and Doom II are now ready for mods. Using DeHackEd-based add-ons, you can modify the games in many different ways. For example, you can make the monsters (or your weapons) faster, which can either increase or decrease the game’s difficulty.

Both Doom and Doom II are pretty cheap: just $ 4.99 each on the Google Play Store. That gets you lifetime access to the full versions of the games with no ads or in-app purchases. If you already own either game, you should already have the latest updates with no extra charge.


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10 best Instagram Story apps for Android


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Instagram’s Story feature is one of the most popular on the site. It’s mostly for daily updates and stuff you wouldn’t generally post on your profile. However, many use the platform as a performance art platform and Stories get really fun on occasion. Some people do comedy bits, others make super artsy posts, and it evolved into much more than intended. That means there are actually a bunch of tools for Stories for folks who want to do more with it. Here are the best Instagram Story apps for Android.

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Adobe apps

Price: Free / Varies

Adobe has some of the most popular apps for creative folks and this is no different. Those on mobile have Adobe Premiere Rush, Adobe Lightroom, a social media-centric version of Photoshop, and a few other tools to make some neat stuff for Instagram Stories. Those with desktops can use the more powerful tools (Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, After Effects) to do some neat stuff as well. The mobile apps are generally cheaper and many of them are free to use in many cases. The desktop variants can go for as much as $ 53.99 per month if you get the full subscription. In any case, whether it’s photo or video, Adobe probably has an app for it and Adobe apps are among the most powerful in this space. It’s kind of an obvious recommendation.


InShot

Price: Free / Varies

InShot is a developer on Google Play and has a few popular Instagram Story apps. The three main apps that you might try is the Story Saver app along with the photo editor and the video editor (separate apps). The first one is rather self explanatory. It lets you download other people’s Stories as well as IGTV content. The other two are also fairly self explanatory. The photo and video editors let you edit your photos and videos to ready them for Instagram. All three apps have the occasional bug, but they are otherwise quite functional.

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KineMaster

Price: Free / $ 3.99 per month / $ 22.99 per year

KineMaster is a mobile video editor and one of the best. The app has a lot of desirable features, including multi-layer video editing, images, stickers, special effects, support for text, support for music, and more. The app even exports in 4K at 30FPS if your device can handle the export process. In general, Instagram Stories don’t really require too much video editing so something like this to throw together a little sketch or shave off some useless video at the beginning or end is perfectly functional.


LightX Photo Editor

Price: Free / $ 2.99 per month / $ 14.99 per year / $ 34.99 once

LightX Photo Editor is an excellent alternative to Adobe Lightroom for mobile photo editing. It has a lot of the basic tools such as contrast, exposure, brightness, hue, saturation etc. It also comes with teeth whitening, background blurring, and a range of filters for a neat look. Finally, the app can do some really fun stuff like remove the background from your image or merge two photos together. This is a great app for people who enjoy using photos on their Instagram Stories.


Mojo

Price: Free / $ 9.99 per month / $ 39.99 per year

Mojo is one of several somewhat decent Instagram Story apps. It has a variety of animation templates. You simply plug in your own stuff and the app makes a short video montage of the things you put in it. The app contains over 50 templates along with more than 50 text styles. You can edit templates as well for more customization. The price is rather extravagant so we don’t really recommend it unless you really like the app. Also, we hope it finishes porting all of the iOS features sooner rather than later.


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Snapseed

Price: Free

Snapseed is a photo editor by Google and it’s one of the best. It doesn’t have a ton of super unique features, but it does the basics with rock solid efficiency. The app includes 29 tools and filters, including a fake HDR mode, support for RAW photos, and an auto-adjuster tool to make images pop a bit more. You can do some really good stuff with this and the feature list is impressive considering its very free price tag.

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Story Editor

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Story Editor by cerdillac is a decent and serviceable Instagram Story editor. The app contains over 200 story templates along with some filters, a collage maker, text support, and even some minor photo editing functions like background blur. The app is otherwise fairly self explanatory. You add various things into it, use the templates and filters to generate a desired effect, and then publish it to Instagram. There are a bunch of free templates in the app, but you can buy more stuff via in-app purchases (generally at $ 1.99 for each package).

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Story Maker

Price: Free

Story Maker by Gonga Dev is a decent free Instagram Story editor. The app has over 300 templates spread out across several categories for easier browsing. In addition, there are over 100 text fonts, support for both photo and video, and support for other apps such as Snapchat, Whatsapp, and others. It works the same as most of the other options in this space so it’s pretty simple for most folks. This one is entirely free with ads and people don’t seem to mind the ads much.

Story Maker screenshot

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StoryArt

Price: Free / $ 2.99 per month / $ 9.99 per year / $ 19.99 once / Varies

StoryArt is another big story editor with some decent functionality. This one boasts over 2,000 templates, although many of them are pretty simple. The app also features some basic photo and video editing along with the usual array of photos, stickers, and text support. You can even design some little logos to make your Instagram Stories look good on your profile. The subscription is cheaper than most competitors or you can pay for it a single time. There are also in-app purchase packages in case you only want certain things.

StoryArt screenshot 2020

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StoryLab

Price: Free / $ 2.99 per month / $ 8.99 per year / $ 9.99 once

StoryLab is an Instagram Story editor with some fun tricks. It supports over 700 Instagram Story templates and you can lightly customize most of them. It also supports 9:16 along with 1:1 so you can make Stories in a couple of different ways. The app also supports both photo and video along with some effect brushes that let you do some neat stuff like Kirakira and other popular effects. This one is also on the cheaper side in terms of subscriptions and even its single price is less than many competitors.

StoryLab screenshot 2020

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When should you expect to receive the Android 10 update? (Updated August 14)


Officially called Android 10, the next major version of Android launched September 3, 2019. The Android 10 update began rolling out to all Pixel phones, including the original Pixel and Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3a XL.

What about other devices? Which ones already have Android 10, and which ones are expected to get the update at some point? Read on to find out everything you need to know about the Android 10 update schedule.


Key Android 10 update features

We have a complete overview of all the new features in our Android 10 review. However, you can also check out our video above to see what’s new in Android 10, what new features it brings, all the design tweaks, and much more.

If you’re short on time, here’s a list of features we’ve seen so far:

  • Improved privacy controls
  • New gesture navigation
  • Google Assistant “handles”
  • Accent colors and theming options
  • System-wide dark theme
  • Native screen recording
  • Native desktop mode
  • Grouped silent notifications
  • QR codes to connect to Wi-Fi
  • Google Pay in the power menu

The feature that has everyone talking isn’t even a feature — it’s a name change. Google is no longer naming its mobile operating system after sweet treats. Instead, the company is moving to version numbers, starting with Android 10. Check out our article to learn more about what caused the change and some of the thinking behind it.


Looking for Android 9 Pie update info? We’ve got you covered.


1. Essential Android 10 update

Essential Phone

September 3, 2019: On Twitter, Essential announced Android 10 is now rolling out to the Essential Phone. The company noted the update is rolling out “for select open market customers.” Android 10 should be available for all Essential Phone owners in the coming days.


2. OnePlus Android 10 update

OnePlus Android 10 update

September 3, 2019: On the same day as the official Android 10 launch, OnePlus announced an Android 10 open beta for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. This is not a stable release, but a good first step towards hitting that ETA we mentioned above. More details here.

September 4, 2019: OnePlus has announced that the OnePlus 6 and 6T will get Android 10 by the end of this month. The company also released open beta builds for the two phones, which are “meant to prepare your devices for the Android 10 update” — learn more here.

September 18, 2019: OnePlus has released the second Android 10 open beta update for the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro. The update appears to mostly involve bug fixes and small design tweaks — learn more here.

September 21, 2019: Great news for all you OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro owners out there. The company is now rolling out the stable version of Android 10 to both devices.

October 2, 2019: Around two weeks ago, OnePlus started rolling out the Android 10 update for the OnePlus 7 series. However, according to users on Reddit as well as the official OnePlus forums, many people still don’t have the update. OnePlus did say the Android 10 upgrade would be a slow rollout, but that usually means over the span of a few days. At this point, it’s been 12 days since OnePlus announced the launch, which suggests there’s been some sort of delay. It’s possible OnePlus halted the rollout entirely. Read the full story here.

October 10, 2019: OnePlus has announced that every OnePlus device from the OnePlus 5 forward will get a stable version of Android 10. Older devices will need to wait quite a while to get it, but the update will come. The OnePlus 6 and 6T will get the beta update by the end of October 2019, while the stable variant will be rolled out a month later. The OnePlus 5 and 5T should receive the stable update in the second quarter of 2020.

October 14, 2019: OnePlus is rolling out Android 10 to the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro — for real this time. In a community post, the Chinese brand confirmed that “version 10.0 was paused due to certain bugs” and that Oxygen 10.0.1 is now rolling out. It should reach all devices in a few days — learn more here.

October 21, 2019: The Android 10 Open Beta build is now rolling out to the OnePlus 6 and 6T — learn more here. The stable version of the update is expected to hit the devices in November.

October 29, 2019: OnePlus 7 Pro 5G users will need to wait quite a bit to get the Android 10 update. The company’s global community manager said the update is expected to be released sometime in Q1 2020.

November 4, 2019: OnePlus is now rolling out the stable version of Android 10 to the OnePlus 6 and 6T. The update should reach users widely over the next few days.

November 12, 2019: Pete Lau has explained on the company’s forum why OnePlus 7 Pro 5G users have to wait until Q1 to get the Android 10 update. The executive said that 5G “uses a different communications module to establish a faster connection as opposed to 4G, and requires a deeper level of understanding and more rigorous tests, debugging and optimizations to be done to our software and hardware.” He also added that “to achieve the best experience possible, we had to make system optimizations from the fundamental system architecture, in order to deliver a truly fantastic 5G experience.” It looks like the process is a lot more complicated and time-consuming than it may look, which is why users will have to wait a few months for the update. You can read his full statement here.

November 15, 2019: The Android 10 update for the OnePlus 6 and 6T has been halted due to various bugs. OnePlus said it’s “working on a new build with more issue fixing.” The company didn’t specify when the update will roll out globally, only saying it’ll be available “once it’s ready.”

November 25, 2019: OnePlus has confirmed that the OnePlus 10 update for the OnePlus 6 and 6T is almost ready and will start rolling out again soon. Right now, it is awaiting CTS approval. If all goes smoothly, users should expect the update next week.

December 5, 2019: As promised, OnePlus has started rolling out the stable version of Android 10 to the OnePlus 6 and 6T again.

December 30, 2019: T-Mobile is finally rolling out the Android 10 update to the OnePlus 7 Pro.

February 14, 2020: T-Mobile variants of the OnePlus 6T are now finally receiving the stable Android 10. The update comes in at around 1.6GB.

March 3, 2020: The long-awaited Android 10 update for the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G is now finally rolling out, coming in at over 2GB — learn more here.

March 23, 2020: Looks like Sprint has finally released the stable version of Android 10 for the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G.

April 27, 2020: OnePlus has announced that OnePlus 5 and 5T users can download a beta version of Oxygen OS version 10.0 based on Android 10. There’s no word on when the stable version of the update will be ready, but we imagine we won’t have to wait long — learn more here.

May 1, 2020: OnePlus has released a new beta update for the OnePlus 5 and 5T that comes with a few bug fixes and tweaks. It also includes the April 2020 Android security patch.

May 20, 2020: OnePlus launched the third Android 10 beta for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T, which comes with a few bug fixes and tweaks. There’s still no word on when the stable version will be released.

May 26, 2020: OnePlus is now rolling out the stable version of Android 10 to the OnePlus 5 and 5T. The update comes in at around 1.8GB.


3. Samsung Android 10 update

Android 10 update for Samsung phones

September 17, 2019: Looks like Samsung will soon release its first Android 10 beta update. Rumors have it that the company will roll it out in the US and Europe in early October. There’s no word on which devices will get it, but it’s a good bet we’ll see it on new flagship series such as the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy S10.

October 23, 2019: Samsung has confirmed that the One UI 2.0 beta — based on Android 10 — for the Galaxy Note 10 series will come to the US. The rollout seems to be restricted to the regular Note 10 and Note 10 Plus models, with no mention of the 5G variants. Only unlocked phones will be compatible. In addition to the US, the beta program has also been confirmed for Germany.

November 7, 2019: The third iteration of the One UI 2.0 beta is rolling out now to Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10e devices. The latest version of the Android 10-based update is available now to all beta program testers and includes a bunch of bug fixes — learn more here.

November 14, 2019: The beta version of the Android 10 update for the unlocked Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus has apparently been launched in the US. Users can sign up for the update via the Samsung Members app.

November 18, 2019: Samsung is rolling out its second Android 10 beta to Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus devices. The new One UI 2.0 beta carries the software version N97*FXXU1ZSK8 and has apparently been spotted on Note 10 devices in India. The same update will likely hit devices in the US, Germany, and South Korea soon.

November 20, 2019: Samsung is shipping out the Android 10-based One UI 2.0 beta to the Galaxy Note 9 in South Korea. This bodes well for a release in other markets, as Samsung doesn’t usually take its time to bring a One UI 2.0 beta to other regions. So we’re expecting a US and European roll-out in the coming days.

November 21, 2019: Samsung is pushing out the sixth beta update to the Galaxy S10 family. The update is apparently being rolled out to all countries where the Galaxy S10 beta is available — learn more here.

November 27, 2019: Samsung Israel has revealed the Android 10 roadmap for a few Samsung devices. You can check it out below, but keep in mind that the updates may ship out sooner or later in other markets.

  • January 2020 — Galaxy S10, Note 10, and Note 9
  • April 2020 — Galaxy S9, Galaxy A7 (2018), Galaxy A9 (2018), Galaxy A50, Galaxy A70, and Galaxy Tab S6
  • May 2020 — Galaxy A20, Galaxy A10, Galaxy A30s, and Galaxy A10s
  • July 2020 — Galaxy Tab S5e and Galaxy Tab S4 10.5

November 28, 2019: It looks like Samsung is ahead of schedule, as the company has reportedly pushed out the stable Android 10-based One UI 2.0 update to the Galaxy S10 phones. The update is only rolling out in Germany for now but is expected to make its way to other markets soon.

November 29, 2019: Samsung UK and India have revealed their Android 10 update roadmaps, which are a little bit different than the one shared by Samsung Israel a few days ago. Samsung’s 2 018 and 2019 flagships will get updated to Android 10-based One UI 2.0 in January 2020 in both countries. This differs from the Israeli roadmap, which shows that the Galaxy S9 series will only get the update in April 2020, while the other 2018 and 2019 flagships get it in January.

The Indian roadmap also gives us update details regarding the Galaxy M series, noting that the Galaxy M20 and M30 will receive the Android 10 update in January 2020. Other M-series phones slated to get the update are the Galaxy M40 (March 2020), Galaxy M30s (April 2020), and Galaxy M10s (May 2020).

December 3, 2019: After being released in Germany a week ago, the Android 10-based One UI 2.0 update for the Galaxy S10 phones is now rolling out in a bunch of other countries. These include Algeria, Bangladesh, France, India, Ireland, Poland, Russia, Spain, the UAE, and the UK, among others.

December 10, 2019: SamMobile reports that the Galaxy S10 5G is now getting the stable version of Android 10 with One UI 2.0 on top in South Korea. The update is expected to reach other markets soon.

December 11, 2019: Samsung is rolling out Android 10 beta updates to the Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, and Note 9 in the US, according to SamMobile. Those interested in trying them out can sign up via the Samsung Members app.

December 12, 2019: Samsung is shipping out Android 10 with One UI 2.0 on top to the Galaxy M20 and M30 in India, SamMobile reports. This is surprising because the two phones were originally scheduled to get the update next month. Looks like Samsung decided to speed things up, which is always great news for consumers.

December 18, 2019: Samsung announced Android 10 with One UI 2 is now rolling out to Galaxy S10 phones in the US. The company also announced the update will be available for Galaxy Note 10 phones by the end of December.

December 20, 2019: The stable version of Android 10 is now rolling out to the Galaxy Note 10 in more than 30 countries, including the UK, Russia, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, and Mexico.

December 23, 2019: The unlocked versions of the Galaxy S10 phones in the US are now receiving the stable Android 10 update.

December 30, 2019: According to users on Reddit, T-Mobile is rolling out the stable version of Android 10 to the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus.

December 31, 2019: The unlocked variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus in the US are now receiving the stable Android 10/One UI 2.0 update.

December 31, 2019: Samsung is now rolling out the stable Android 10/One UI 2.0 update to Galaxy Note 9 models that were enrolled in the beta testing program — learn more here.

January 2, 2020: The Star Wars Special Edition of the Galaxy Note 10 Plus as well as the Sprint variant of the device are now receiving the stable Android 10 update.

January 3, 2020: Samsung is now rolling out the stable version of Android 10 to the Galaxy Note 9, SamMobile reports. The update is available in Germany for now but should reach other countries soon.

January 8, 2020: The Galaxy A30 is now getting the Android 10 update in China and Hong Kong, according to Get Droid Tips. The update is expected to hit other markets soon.

January 8, 2020: The stable version of Android 10 is currently rolling out to the Galaxy A40s in China and Hong Kong, SamMobile reports. We expect the update to reach other markets soon, although the exact date is unknown at the moment.

January 10, 2020: Samsung is pushing out the latest stable Android 10 update to unlocked Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G devices in the UK. The update is also rolling out to Indonesian variants of the Note 10 series.

January 14, 2020: Samsung has released the sixth One UI 2.0 beta update for the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. It is currently rolling out in India and should make it to other regions shortly.

January 16, 2020: According to users on Reddit, Android 10 is now available for both the unlocked and Vodafone-branded Galaxy Note 10 models in Australia.

January 28, 2020: Samsung has started rolling out the stable Android 10 to the Galaxy S9 series in Germany and the US (Xfinity Mobile).

January 29, 2020: Android 10 has now officially started rolling out to Galaxy Note 9 devices across the US. At the moment, the update is available for US Cellular, Xfinity Mobile, Spectrum Mobile, and Comcast users. It should make its way to major carriers and unlocked devices soon.

January 29, 2020: T-Mobile is rolling out Android 10 with Samsung’s One UI 2.0 on top to the Galaxy S10 5G edition.

February 4, 2020: According to one of our readers, Galaxy S9 devices on AT&T are now getting the stable version of Android 10. Thanks, Kody!

February 5, 2020: The stable version of Android 10 is now hitting Galaxy Note 9 devices on AT&T.

February 7, 2020: According to SamMobile, the stable version of Android 10 is hitting Galaxy M20 devices in Germany, Luxemburg, and Greece.

February 12, 2020: It looks like Samsung is rolling out the stable Android 10 with One UI 2.0 on top to the Galaxy A90 5G, according to RootMyGalaxy. The update is only available in South Korea for now.

February 13, 2020: Galaxy A50s phones in Vietnam are now receiving the stable Android 10, SamMobile reports. The update is expected to reach other markets soon.

February 13, 2020: According to a report by SamMobile, Samsung is rolling out the stable Android 10 to the Galaxy A30 in India.

February 18, 2020: It looks like the stable Android 10 is hitting the Verizon variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

February 20, 2020: After hitting devices in Vietnam a week ago, the Android 10 update for the Galaxy A50s is now being released in Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, and the Philippines, PiunikaWeb reports. More countries are expected to join the list soon.

February 20, 2020: According to Tizen Help, Samsung is rolling out Android 10 to the Galaxy A70. The update is available in Ukraine for now but should reach other markets soon.

February 23, 2020: T-Mobile’s Galaxy S9 units are now receiving the stable version of Android 10, along with the February 2020 security patch.

February 25, 2020: According to Droid Life, the Verizon variants of the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are receiving Android 10.

February 25, 2020: T-Mobile has started rolling out Android 10 to Galaxy Note 9 devices. The update also includes the February 2020 security patch.

February 26, 2020: The Android 10 update for the Galaxy A50s is now available in India as well, PiunikaWeb reports.

February 28, 2020: The Android 10 update for the Galaxy S9 has been “temporarily paused” by T-Mobile, less than a week after the carrier started rolling it out.

March 2, 2020: Android 10 is now apparently rolling out to Sprint variants of the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. The update includes the February security patch.

March 2, 2020: T-Mobile is now shipping out Android 10 to the Galaxy S9 devices again, after pausing the rollout last week.

March 12, 2020: Tizen Help reports that the Android 10 update is rolling out to the Galaxy A70s in India.

March 13, 2020: According to SamMobile, Samsung is rolling out Android 10 to the Galaxy A6 (2018) and Galaxy A80 in France. Additionally, the company also released Android 10 for the Galaxy A50 in South Korea. All three updates are expected to reach other markets soon.

March 14, 2020: PiunikaWeb reports that Android 10 is rolling out to the Galaxy A7 (2018) in India and the UAE. It should expand to other markets soon, though.

March 17, 2020: XDA-Developers reports that Samsung is shipping out Android 10 with One UI 2.0 on top to the Galaxy M30s in India.

March 26, 2020: SamMobile reports that Samsung is rolling out Android 10 to the Galaxy Fold. The update is only available in France for now but should make its way to other markets soon.

April 1, 2020: Android 10 is now available for the Samsung Galaxy A10s, according to SamMobile. The update is hitting devices in Malaysia at the moment and is expected to expand to other countries soon.

April 1, 2020: Samsung is shipping out Android 10 to the Galaxy A6 Plus in Poland, SamMobile reports. The update is expected to make its way to other markets soon.

April 7, 2020: XDA-Developers report that Samsung is rolling out Android 10 to the Galaxy J6 in Panama. The update should reach other markets shortly.

April 8, 2020: Android 10 is now rolling out to the Galaxy Fold devices in the US. The update comes in at around 2GB.

April 8, 2020: According to XDA-Developers, the Galaxy A10, A20e, and XCover 4s are all receiving Android 10.

April 9, 2020: Android 10 is rolling out to the Galaxy A60, but only in China and South Korea for now. It should reach other markets soon.

April 9, 2020: The Galaxy A50 is getting Android 10 in more markets, SamMobile reports. These include Poland, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. More will join the list soon.

April 16, 2020: SamMobile reports that the Galaxy A30s is now receiving Android 10 in several countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, Laos, Libya, Malaysia, the Philippines, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and the UAE.

April 22, 2020: According to TmoNews, T-Mobile is rolling out Android 10 with Samsung’s One UI 2.1 on top to the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10e.

April 24, 2020: The Verizon variant of the Galaxy Tab S6 is now receiving the Android 10 update.

April 27, 2020: According to PiunikaWeb, the Galaxy A20 is now receiving Android 10 in Vietnam, Russia, Chile, the Philippines, and Australia. More countries are expected to join the list soon.

May 6, 2020: After hitting Verizon models, Android 10 is now making its way to unlocked versions (Wi-Fi only) of the Galaxy Tab S6 in the US, AndroidPolice reports.

May 25, 2020: The Galaxy A50 is now receiving Android 10 in India, per SamMobile.

June 23, 2020: SamMobile reports that Samsung is rolling out the Android 10 update to the Galaxy Tab S4 and Tab S5e tablets. However, the updates are only available in France (Tab S4) and the UK (Tab S5e) for now.

June 30, 2020: Verizon variants of the Galaxy A10s and Galaxy A20 are now receiving Android 10.

July 2, 2020: The 2019 Galaxy Tab A 10.1 and Galaxy Tab A 8.0 are both receiving Android 10 with One UI 2.1, according to SamMobile.

July 2, 2020: Got a Galaxy A10e or A20 on Verizon? Then the Android 10 update is rolling out to you right now.

July 6, 2020: According to SamMobile, the Android 10 update for the Galaxy Tab S5e has expanded to loads of countries across Europe and Asia, including Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, and India.

July 14, 2020: According to XDA-Developers, Samsung is rolling out Android 10 to the Galaxy J8, but only in Russia for now. Additionally, the Galaxy Tab 10.5 is also getting the Android 10 update in a number of markets.

July 21, 2020: Sprint is rolling out Android 10 to the affordable Galaxy A20 phones.

July 29, 2020: It’s taken a while, but T-Mobile has now joined Sprint in rolling out Android 10 and One UI 2.0 to the Galaxy A20.


4. Nokia Android 10 update

Nokia 9 PureView

September 27, 2019: HMD Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas confirmed on Twitter that the Nokia 2.1, Nokia 1 Plus, and Nokia 1 will all receive the Android 10 (Go Edition) update. However, it’s going to take some time before the update reaches the phones — lean more here.

October 9, 2019: Android 10 is now rolling out to the Nokia 8.1. The news was announced by Juho Sarvikas via his Twitter account.

October 14, 2019: Android 10 beta builds for Nokia phones have leaked. These include the Nokia 6.1, 6.1 Plus, 7 Plus, and Nokia 7.1. They are internal builds, which means they are definitely not designed for public use. Although there are straightforward instructions on how to flash one of these Android 10 Nokia beta builds to your device — learn more here — we’d advise against doing so if you use that phone as your daily driver. Anyway, if the beta builds have popped up online, the stable versions should be released relatively soon.

December 5, 2019: Nokia has announced on Twitter that it started rolling out the stable version of Android 10 to the Nokia 9 PureView.

December 10, 2019: Nokia 7.1 is now receiving the stable version of Android 10.

January 6, 2020: The stable Android 10 update has been released for the Nokia 6.1 Plus.

January 7, 2020: The stable Android 10 update is now hitting the Nokia 7 Plus.

January 8, 2020: Nokia has announced on Twitter that it has released the stable Android 10 update for the Nokia 6.1.

March 11, 2020: Nokia has added three new devices to its Android 10 roadmap, revealing that the Nokia 2.3, 6.2, and 7.2 will get the latest version of Google’s OS by the end of this month.

March 17, 2020: Android 10 is now rolling out to Nokia 2.2 devices.

March 31, 2020: Android 10 is now making its way to the mid-range Nokia 7.2.

April 7, 2020: Nokia 3.2 is now receiving the Android 10 update.

April 9, 2020: Android 10 for the Nokia 4.2 has now been released.

April 15, 2020: The Android 10 update is now making its way to the Nokia 8 Sirocco.

April 22, 2020: Nokia is shipping out the stable version of Android 10 to Nokia 2.3 devices.

April 28, 2020: Great news for Nokia 6.2 users. Nokia is now rolling out Android 10 to the device.

April 29, 2020: Android 10 (Go edition) is making its way to Nokia 1 Plus devices.

April 30, 2020: Nokia 9 PureView is now finally getting Android 10 in India, Gadgets360 reports.

May 13, 2020: Android 10 is making its way to the Nokia 3.1 Plus.

May 19, 2020: The Android 10 rollout for the Nokia 5.1 Plus has now kicked off.

July 7, 2020: Android 10 is rolling out to the Nokia 1. According to HMD Global, the update should hit all devices by July 12.


5. Huawei/Honor Android 10 update

huawei p30 pro vs huawei mate 20 pro held in hand showing displays

September 9, 2019: At IFA 2019, Huawei revealed its roadmap for the EMUI 10 update, which is based on Android 10. Huawei will first roll out the latest version of Android to the P30 and P30 Pro in November. The update will then make its way to the Mate 20 phones as well as the Honor 20 and View 20 a month later. The P30 Lite, P20 series, and Mate 10 series will get the update in March 2020, while the rest of supported Huawei/Honor phones will receive it sometime in Q2 next year.

October 22, 2019: Huawei has announced that the beta version of Android 10 is ready for the Honor 20, 20 Pro, and View 20. The company is looking for users to test it in Germany — there are 400 seats available. Those interested can enroll in the beta program via the company’s Beta-test app.

November 13, 2019: According to a few users on Reddit, the Chinese variant of the Huawei P30 Pro is receiving the Android 10 update. The problem is that one Redditor claims the 4.99GB update left him without the ability to use the Google Play Store. We don’t know how many users will encounter this issue, but we expect it will be isolated to Chinese variants of Huawei’s devices. For now, there’s no word on when the update will reach other markets, but we likely won’t have to wait much longer.

November 14, 2019: The stable Android 10 update is rolling out to the P30 and P30 Pro in Europe. The update comes in at over 4GB.

November 15, 2019: Huawei is now shipping out the stable version of the Android 10 update to a number of devices in China, according to HuaweiCentral. These include the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Huawei Mate 20 RS, Mate 20 X 4G, Honor 20, Honor 20 Pro, Honor V20, and the Honor Magic 2.

November 16, 2019: HuaweiCentral reports that Honor is rolling out the stable version of Magic UI 3.0 based on Android 10 globally to the Honor 20, 20 Pro, and V20.

November 18, 2019: Great news for Huawei Nova 5T owners. HuaweiCentral reports that the phone is now receiving the stable version of EMUI 10 based on Android 10 globally. The update comes in at around 4.5GB.

November 21, 2019: Honor has kicked off the EMUI 10 internal beta registrations for the Honor 10, Honor V10, Honor 8X, and Huawei Nova 4 owners in China, according to HuaweiCentral. This may mean the program will launch in other regions soon.

November 22, 2019: The Honor 10 Lite and Honor 20i are now receiving EMUI 10 beta based on Android 10 in India.

November 26, 2019: Honor is beta-testing the Android 10-based update on Honor 8X devices in India. Those interested in testing out the new features can sign up here.

November 27, 2019: During the View 30 launch event in China, Honor announced that the next phones in line to get the Android 10-based Magic UI 3.0 update are Honor 10, Honor V10, Honor 8X, Honor 9X, Honor 9X Pro, Honor 20s, and Honor 20 Lite. Note that this was a China-specific announcement and that Honor has not revealed its global Android 10 update plans yet. Still, it’s likely that the global variants of these phones will also get the update.

December 2, 2019: According to HuaweiCentral, Vodafone is rolling out the stable Android 10 updates to the Huawei P30 and Mate 20 series devices in several countries, including UK, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands and more.

December 18, 2019: Huawei is rolling out EMUI 10 based on Android 10 to 14 of its smartphones in China. Here’s the list:

  • Huawei Mate 10
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 10 RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei P20
  • Huawei P20 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 20 X 5G
  • Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei Nova 4e
  • Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus
  • Huawei Enjoy 9s
  • Huawei Maimang 8
  • Huawei Maimang 7
  • Honor 20i/Lite
  • Honor 10 Youth Ed

This means that the global rollouts for the devices above should happen in the near future, although Huawei hasn’t shared the exact timelines yet.

January 20, 2020: Huawei shared an updated EMUI 10 roadmap, revealing that it will roll it out to the P30 Pro, P30, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20, Mate 20 X, and Nova 5T sometime this month. Other phones will follow in the months to come — learn more here.

March 11, 2020: According to Android Police, the stable version of Android 10 is expected to hit the Honor 20, 20 Pro, View 20, and 9X on March 15.

March 17, 2020: According to HuaweiCentral, the stable version of Android 10 with EMUI 10 on top is rolling out to the foldable Mate X.

May 28, 2020: According to XDA-Developers, Huawei is finally rolling out the stable version of Android 10 to the P20 and Mate 10 globally. The updates come in at around 4.5GB each.


6. Xiaomi Android 10 update

Xiaomi Android 10 update

September 3, 2019: Surprisingly, Xiaomi is already rolling out Android 10 to the Redmi K20 Pro. According to XDA-Developers’ Mishaal Rahman, the update is only available in China. That said, K20 Pro owners around the world should expect to get Android 10 very soon.

September 12, 2019: Looks like the Android 10 update for the Xiaomi Mi 9T (also known as the Redmi K20) is just around the corner. Xiaomi told AusDroid that it plans on rolling it out in October.

September 24, 2019: According to users of Xiaomi’s Mi Community forum, the stable version of Android 10 is rolling out to Redmi K20 Pro devices in India.

September 30, 2019: According to a Xiaomi support representative (via PiunikaWeb), the Android 10 update will start rolling out to the Mi A2 Lite in the UK next week.

January 3, 2020: The stable version of Android 10 is now rolling out to the Xiaomi Mi 9T as well as the Redmi K20. These two devices are essentially the same, but the Redmi device is more focused on developing markets such as India and China while the Mi 9T is marketed in places such as Europe.

January 8, 2020: Xiaomi is shipping out the stable version of Android 10 to the Xiaomi Mi 8. The update comes in at 1.9GB and includes the December security patch.

January 8, 2020: The stable version of Android 10 is rolling out to the Redmi Note 8 Pro in China. The update is expected to hit the global variants of the phone soon.

January 11, 2020: Xiaomi is rolling out the stable version of Android 10 to the Xiaomi Mi A2, according to XDA-Developers. The update comes in at 1.3GB.

January 14, 2020: Xiaomi India has confirmed on Twitter that it will release the stable Android 10 update for the Mi A3 devices in mid-February.

January 16, 2020: Tme.net reports that Xiaomi is rolling out the stable version of Android 10 with MIUI 11 on top to the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s. The update is only available in China for now but should make its way to other regions soon.

January 21, 2020: Xiaomi is rolling out the stable version of MIUI 11 based on Android 10 to the Pocophone F1.

January 21, 2020: According to one of our readers, Xiaomi has released the stable Android update for the Mi A2 smartphone. Thanks for the tip, Rasmus!

February 29, 2020: According to PiunikaWeb, Xiaomi has finally started rolling out Android 10 to its Android One device, the Mi A3.

February 29, 2020: According to XDA-Developers, Android 10 is rolling out to the Redmi Note 8 Pro. For now, the update is available in certain European countries and Russia, but it’s expected to expand to more markets soon.

March 2, 2020: Just a few days after releasing it, Xiaomi has stopped the rollout of Android 10 for the Mi A3 due to various bugs. This was confirmed by a Xiaomi representative in an email sent to a user who then shared the response on Twitter.

March 6, 2020: The Pocophone F1 is now receiving the stable version of Android 10 — learn more here.

March 7, 2020: According to one of Xiaomi’s support agents (via Piunika Web), the Android 10 update may begin rolling out to the Mi A3 again by the end of this month.

March 9, 2020: Xiaomi started rolling out Android 10 to the Mi A2 Lite, but users quickly made it aware that the update is full of bugs and can even brick your phone. You can learn more here.

March 10, 2020: Xiaomi has acknowledged the issues with the Mi A2 Lite’s Android 10 update and has now shared a fix for those affected, which you can check out here.

March 18, 2020: It looks like Xiaomi has re-released the Android 10 update for the Mi A3, PiunikaWeb reports.

April 14, 2020: Xiaomi has released a new Android 10 update for the Mi A2 Lite that hopefully won’t brick your phone like the last one did.

April 28, 2020: Xiaomi has started rolling out Android 10 to the Black Shark 2 gaming phone. A limited number of users will get the update first before it rolls out to everyone starting May 6. The update will also start hitting the Black Shark Pro devices starting April 30.

May 5, 2020: Xiaomi is shipping out Android 10 to Mi A3 devices in Europe.

May 7, 2020: Xiaomi is rolling out what is calls a Global Beta Stable to the Mi Note 10 devices. It’s not a stable release, but it is close to it. Better than nothing, I guess.

May 28, 2020: Xiaomi has released the global stable Android 10 update for the Mi Note 10 and 10 Pro.

June 29, 2020: The Redmi 8 has received a stable Android 10 update in China, with global availability presumably following shortly. This isn’t a MIUI 12 update though.

June 30, 2020: Got a Redmi 7A in India? PiunikaWeb reports that stable Android 10 is currently rolling out to you.

July 28, 2020: Redmi 8A users in China are reportedly getting stable Android 10 right now. Hopefully global users aren’t far behind.

August 6, 2020: BGR reports that the global versions of the Redmi 8 and 8A are now receiving the stable Android 10 update.

 


7. Motorola Android 10 update

Motorola One Action back on a table 1

November 5, 2019: According to Android Police, the beta version of Android 10 is rolling out to Motorola One Power users enrolled in the Motorola Feedback Network. Unfortunately, there’s no word on which countries the update is available in.

December 10, 2019: Motorola is rolling out the stable version of Android 10 to the Motorola One Power. It’s a staged rollout that should be completed by January 10, 2020.

January 6, 2020: The stable version of Android 10 is now hitting the Motorola One Vision in Brazil and should make it to all the handsets in the country by February 6. The update is expected to reach other markets soon.

January 10, 2020: Motorola is shipping out the stable version of Android 10 to One Action devices in Brazil. We expect to see the update reach other markets soon.

January 22, 2020: According to Tudocelular, Motorola is rolling out the stable version of Android 10 to the Moto G7 Plus in Brazil. The update is expected to reach Europe, the US, and other markets soon.

March 11, 2020: According to users on Reddit, the Moto Z4 is now receiving the Android 10 update.

March 25, 2020: Android 10 is rolling out to the Motorola One, but only in Brazil for now. The update is expected to reach other markets soon.

April 1, 2020: According to users on Reddit, Verizon variants of the Moto Z4 are receiving Android 10.

May 11, 2020: Motorola is scheduled to start rolling out Android 10 to the Moto Razr in “mid-May” — learn more here.

May 12, 2020: Motorola has started rolling out Android 10 to the Moto G7 in Brazil. The update is expected to reach other markets soon.

June 8, 2020: According to XDA-Developers, the Moto G7 Power is receiving the stable Android 10. The update is currently rolling out in Brazil and is expected to make its way to other markets soon.

June 17, 2020: According to a Reddit user, Motorola has released Android 10 for the Moto G7 Play. However, the update is only available in Brazil for now.

July 3, 2020: A Redditor has reported that the Moto G7 Play in Canada has now received the Android 10 update.

July 20, 2020: It looks like Motorola is rolling out Android 10 to the Moto G8 Plus, but only in Brazil and Spain for now. The update is expected to hit other markets soon.

July 31, 2020: The beta version of Android that’s part of a soak test is rolling out to the Motorola One Zoom and Moto G8 Plus in Brazil, XDA-Developers reports. This means that the stable version shouldn’t be too far from its release.


8. Sony Android 10 update

Sony Xperia 1 Android 10

November 15, 2019: Sony finally announced which of its devices would get the Android 10 update and when. The Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 devices will receive the update in December before the rest of Sony’s devices. Xperia 10, 10 Plus, XZ2, XZ2 Compact, XZ2 Premium, and XZ3 owners can expect the update to begin rolling out to their devices sometime in early 2020, but timing and availability will vary depending on the user’s market and carrier.

December 5, 2019: Sony is rolling out the stable version of Android 10 to the Xperia 1 and 5 globally, according to PiunikaWeb.

January 6, 2020: XDA-Developers reports that Sony has released the stable Android 10 update for the Xperia XZ3, XZ2, XZ2 Compact, and XZ2 Premium phones.

May 8, 2020: Users on Russian forum 4PDA report that the Xperia 10 and 10 Plus are receiving Android 10. The update is expected to reach other markets soon.


9. LG Android 10 update

LG G8 ThinQ Review against mirror

October 15, 2019: LG has announced the start of the Android 10 public preview program in its home country of South Korea. The company plans to release the official update by the end of the year. The tech giant hasn’t committed to an international release date yet, but it looks like we can expect the Android 10 update to come to the West in early 2020. Until then, the first device to get the preview is LG’s G8 ThinQ, followed by the V50 ThinQ next month.

November 1, 2019: LG announced that it will start rolling out the Android 10 update to the LG G8 ThinQ by the end of this year.

December 2, 2019: LG is apparently rolling out the stable version of Android 10 to the G8 ThinQ in South Korea. The update includes the November 2019 Android security patch.

December 17, 2019: According to multiple users on Twitter, Android 10 is now rolling out to the LG G7 One.

January 16, 2020: XDA-Developers reports that LG is rolling out the stable Android 10 to the LG V50 ThinQ in South Korea. The update will likely make it to other markets soon.

January 20, 2020: Android 10 is rolling out to the LG G8 ThinQ in the US. The update is currently hitting Verizon and Sprint variants of the phone and is expected to reach other carriers soon.

January 24, 2020: LG has released its Android 10 roadmap, revealing which devices will get the latest version of Android and when. Here’s the list:

  • February 2020 — LG V50 ThinQ
  • Q2 2020 — LG G8X ThinQ
  • Q3 2020 — LG G7 ThinQ, LG G8S ThinQ, and LG V40 ThinQ
  • Q4 2020 — LG K40S, LG K50, LG K50S, and LG Q60

The roadmap revealed is for Italy, but we expect that the timeline above will apply globally as well.

January 31, 2020: According to a user on Reddit, the unlocked version of the LG G8 ThinQ has received the stable Android 10 in the US.

February 12, 2020: Users on Reddit report that the stable Android 10 is rolling out to the LG V50 ThinQ on Sprint.

February 22, 2020: According to users on Reddit, Android 10 is hitting T-Mobile variants of the LG G8 ThinQ.

May 13, 2020: According to users on Reddit, AT&T is rolling out Android 10 to the V40 ThinQ.

May 15, 2020: Sprint is rolling out Android 10 to the LG G8X ThinQ.

May 19, 2020: Verizon is now rolling out Android 10 to the LG V50 ThinQ.

May 20, 2020: According to users on Reddit, Android 10 is now rolling out to the T-Mobile variant of the LG G7 ThinQ.

May 20, 2020: According to PiunikaWeb, AT&T is rolling out Android 10 to the LG V35 ThinQ.

June 2, 2020: Verizon has started rolling out Android 10 to the LG V40 ThinQ.

June 9, 2020: AT&T has released the Android 10 update for the LG G8X ThinQ.

June 25, 2020: As spotted by PiunikaWeb, both Verizon and Metro by T-Mobile are rolling out Android 10 to the LG Stylo 5.

June 29, 2020: T-Mo News reports that LG Stylo 5 users on T-Mobile itself are also receiving the Android 10 update.

July 13, 2020: MyLGPhones reports that LG is rolling out Android 10 to the LG Q70, but only in South Korea for now. We expect the update to hit other markets soon.

August 4, 2020: According to a thread on Reddit, the LG G7 ThinQ is now receiving Android 10 in various European countries as well as in Canada.


10. HTC Android 10 update

Android 10 for HTC

March 11, 2020: According to PiunikaWeb, HTC is rolling out Android 10 to the HTC U11 Life.


11. Asus Android 10 update

Asus Zenfone 6 back here shot 2

October 22, 2019: According to PiunikaWeb, Asus is rolling out the open beta Android 10 update to the Zenfone 5Z. The update comes with the new ZenUI 6 on top.

November 5, 2019: Asus is rolling out the stable version of Android 10 to the Zenfone 6 in the US and India.

November 5, 2019: XDA-Developers report that Asus has released the Android 10 kernel source code for the Zenfone 6/6Z.

November 7, 2019: The EU variant of the Zenfone 6 is now receiving Android 10.

November 9, 2019: Asus has kicked off the Android 10 beta program for the ROG Phone 2 and is looking for testers. To apply, one must own a ROG Phone 2 (obviously), share the device’s IMEI and serial numbers, and be an active member of the ZenTalk forums. Those interested can sign up here.

November 27, 2019: Asus is rolling out the stable version of Android 10 to the ZenFone 5Z.

March 9, 2020: The ROG Phone 2 is now finally receiving the stable version of Android 10.

April 23, 2020: Asus is rolling out Android 10 to the ZenFone Max M2 (ZB633KL).


12. Oppo Android 10 update

Oppo Reno 2 profile shot of back showing gradient

October 2, 2019: Oppo has released the beta version of Android 10 for the Oppo Reno, according to GizChina. The update is only available in China for now.

October 23, 2019: Oppo has announced that it will roll out what seems like a beta update of the Android 10 to a limited number of Oppo Reno devices in India. The update will then also expand to Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia by the end of this month.

May 10, 2020: Oppo is shipping out the stable Android 10 with ColorOS 7 on top to the Oppo Reno 2F.

June 12, 2020: According to BGR, Oppo is rolling out Android 10 with ColorOS 7 on top to the Oppo F9 and F9 Pro.

June 16, 2020: Android 10 is now rolling out to the Oppo A5 (2020) and A9 (2020).

June 24, 2020: Oppo is shipping out Android 10 with ColorOS 7 on top to Oppo F7 devices.

Juy 10, 2020: Oppo has released the Android 10 update with ColorOS 7 on top for the Oppo R15.

July 24, 2020: The ColorOS 7 update atop Android 10 is now coming to the Oppo F15 and A91. The manufacturer says the update is coming to users in  India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri-Lanka, Nepal, Thailand, Malay, Vietnam, Russia, and Kazakhstan.


13. Vivo Android 10 update

Vivo Android update

April 15, 2020: According to GSMArena, Vivo is rolling out Android 10 to the NEX 3 5G.

June 9, 2020: Looks like Vivo is now rolling out Android 10 to the Z1 Pro and Z1x in India.


14. Realme Android 10 update

Realme 5 in hand showing display and homescreen

September 13, 2019: Realme has revealed its Android 10 roadmap. The company will first roll out Android 10 to the Realme 3 Pro, Realme 5 Pro, Realme X, and Realme XT in Q1 2020. The update will then make its way to the Realme 3, 3i, and 5 in Q2, and to the Realme 2 Pro in Q3.

October 28, 2019: Realme has revealed its Android 10 roadmap for a few more devices. The Realme X Lite and Realme Q will get it in the first quarter of next year, while the Realme X2 and X2 Pro should receive it in Q2 2020. Keep in mind that these time frames only apply to Chinese versions of the phones. However, we expect the updates to make it to other markets a few weeks after being released in China.

November 26, 2019: Oppo has revealed its Android 10 roadmap. The latest version of Google’s OS will hit a number of the company’s handsets. You can check out exactly which ones and when below:

  • January 2020 — Realme 3 Pro, Realme XT
  • February 2020 — Realme X, Realme 5 Pro
  • March 2020 — Realme X2 Pro
  • April 2020 — Realme 3, Realme 3i
  • May 2020 — Realme 5, Realme 5S
  • June 2020 — Realme 2 Pro
  • Q3 2020 — Realme C2

November 29, 2019: Responding to a user on Twitter, Realme said that the Realme 1, Realme U1, Realme C1, and the Realme 2 won’t receive the Android 10 update.

January 21, 2020: Realme is rolling out the stable Android 10 along with its new Realme UI to the XT and 3 Pro smartphones.

February 27, 2020: Realme is shipping out the stable Android 10 with Realme UI on top to the Realme X and 5 Pro phones.

April 1, 2020: The stable version of Android 10 is now rolling out to the Realme X2 and Realme X2 Pro.

April 30, 2020: Android 10 with Realme UI on top is rolling out to the Realme 3 and 3i.

May 31, 2020: Realme is rolling out the stable version of Android 10 to the Realme 5, 5i, and 5s in India.

June 23, 2020: As promised, Realme has started rolling out Android 10 to the Realme 2 Pro.


15. ZTE Android 10 update

ZTE Axon 10 Pro rear cameras

January 16, 2020: XDA-Developers reports that ZTE is rolling out the stable version of Android 10 to the Axon 10 Pro in Europe.

January 29, 2020: The Android 10 update for the ZTE Axon 10 Pro is available in the US, but you’ll have to sideload it. You can download it here and then follow instructions on ZTE’s website to install it.

16. TCL Android 10 update

TCL Logo CES 2020

January 26, 2020: According to TechValue, TCL is rolling out the Android 10 update to its Plex smartphone. In addition to all the usual Android 10 goodies, the update also weirdly includes the Modern Combat Rebel Guns game. Fortunately, it can be deleted from the phone.


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5 best Korean to English dictionaries and phrasebooks for Android!


Simply Learn Korean Korean to English dictionaries and phrasebooks for Android
Korean isn’t the most popular language in the world. However, it’s no less beautiful than Japanese, Chinese, or any other Asian language. People mostly use phrasebooks and dictionaries from the airport bookstore for this kind of stuff. However, there are mobile apps that do the same thing. They also cost less and you have your smartphone on you most of the time anyway. We can help you find some excellent stuff for your next trip to (probably) South Korea. Here are the best Korean to English dictionaries and phrasebooks for Android!

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  1. Dictionary Linguee
  2. Google Play Books
  3. Google Translate
  4. Learn Korean Phrases
  5. Any Korean learning app (link to Simply Learn Korean)

Dictionary Linguee

Price: Free

Dictionary Linguee is a powerful multilingual dictionary. It supports dozens of languages and that includes Korean. The app features cross-language translation, definitions, pronunciations, and more. You also get offline support if you need it. This is especially excellent since Korea, Japan, and China are all next to each other. This app supports all three languages. That makes it a great option for travelers looking for Korean to English dictionaries. It’s also free as far as we can tell with no ads or in-app purchases. The user interface is also fairly clean and easy.


Google Play Books (and similar apps)

Price: Free / Book prices vary

You can still buy old school phrasebooks and dictionaries in ebook format. Google Play Books (and Amazon Kindle, along with similar apps) has a bunch of them. Most of them are fairly competent and cost less than $ 10. They won’t get destroyed if you get them wet like old school phrasebooks. Plus, most ebook apps feature downloads for offline use and syncing between devices. That is especially helpful if you have a family account on Google. You buy the book once and your family can share it on their devices. The Suvrival Korean series by Stephen Revere is a good place to start.

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Google Translate

Price: Free

Google Translate is probably our first recommendation for this kind of stuff. It translates 103 languages online (via typing) and 59 languages offline. The app also features a camera mode where you can translate anything you can point a camera app. It also comes with a two-way conversation mode, definitions, and a phrasebook built-in. There really isn’t anything wrong with this app and has all of the features that travelers and vacationers need. It’s a top notch app and it’s also free with no in-app purchases or ads. Microsoft Translate is also quite good if you want something a little bit different.

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Learn Korean Phrases

Price: Free / Up to $ 4.99

Learn Korean Phrases is a fairly standard phrasebook for Korean. It features a bunch of useful phrases, spellings, and translations. Additionally, you get a full offline mode, a keyword search, and even customizable font sizes for you older or otherwise visually impaired folks. There are also audio pronunciations as well. This works better as a phrasebook than a dictionary. The ads are also fairly horrible. We recommend springing for the full version with no ads if you like it.

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Any Korean learning app

Price: Free / Varies

Most Korean learning apps have phrasebooks and dictionaries. It’s a bit of a roundabout way of getting them, but they are there. Rosetta Stone, Duolingo, Memrise, Language Drops, and several others have all of this information. They are decidedly more expensive than a simple phrasebook or dictionary. However, they also actually teach you the language instead of just a few phrases. It may not be the best idea for the occasional trip or vacation. However, those with more than a passing interesting can try one of these solutions. We have the full best list linked up under the first paragraph.

Simply Learn Korean - best korean to english dictionaries for android


If we missed any great Korean to English dictionaries or phrasebooks, tell us about them in the comments! You can also click here to check out our latest Android app and game lists!


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Best of Android: Mid-2020 Reader’s Choice – cast your vote now!


Best of Android Mid 2020 Readers Choice

Update, July 21: We have our final four! Hit the links below to narrow your final four down to our head-to-head finalists!


When it comes to determining the very best of Android, who better to decide than the most engaged audience in tech – you! We’ve spent weeks testing, re-testing, confirming, blind checking, ranking, and voting on our overall Editor’s Choice winner for Best of Android: Mid-2020, but now it’s your turn. Best of Android: Mid-2020 Reader’s Choice voting starts now!

Related: Considering buying our Editor’s Choice winner?

How it works

If you’re a regular at Android Authority you’ll be pretty familiar with how this all goes down. We keep the Reader’s Choice voting open for a week and will report your winner on the site next weekend.

We start by culling the general finalists’ list down (our finalists were those devices that placed anywhere in the top ten of one of our objective testing categories). This step takes place here, in this very article. We’ll keep voting open for a couple of days, then extract our top four.

Best of Android: Mid-2020 Reader’s Choice voting starts now!

We take the top four and expand our voting to include our social media channels to settle on your ultimate pick for Reader’s Choice. If you’re wondering why we do it this way, it’s because our social platforms don’t allow us to have polls with a dozen options. So we start with YouTube and Twitter, then switch to Instagram and Facebook for the very final vote. We’ll add all the links you need to this post as the week progresses so you never miss a chance to vote for your favorite at each stage.

If you need a recap of the category winners or our Editor’s Choice winner, check out the video below or the site links underneath.

One last reminder that eligibility in Best of Android: Mid-2020 was restricted to devices that hit shelves before June 30, 2020, which is why the Sony Xperia 1 II, Asus ROG Phone 3, OnePlus Nord, and others don’t appear in the list below. You’ll be able to vote for them in our full-year Best of Android awards.

Vote on your final four!

Our readers have voted and successfully whittled our finalists down to your top four. In no particular order, they are:

  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Oppo Find X2 Pro
  • OnePlus 8 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus

To vote for your favorite, hit our polls on YouTube and Twitter and stay tuned for the final showdown in a couple of days!

Revisit the Best of Android: Mid-2020 awards for each objective category:


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Best of Android is back for a 2020 mid-year showdown, and more tech news today


Your tech news digest, by way of the DGiT Daily tech newsletter, for Monday, July 13.

1. The Best of Android: Mid-2020 is here!

My colleagues at Android Authority have been toiling away in the lab and behind the scenes seeking to bring you a guide to the best Android phones of 2020, in a mid-year review.

Previously a once-a-year-winners list, the new mid-year guide looks at all phones released in 2020 thus far, by “removing any uncertainty by subjecting the best smartphones of today to a battery of unique tests that can definitively separate the real deal from the hype machine.”

And there’s more to the story this time around:

  • By now, most people understand that the overall experience they get from their phone is more than megapixel count, battery size, or how fast it charges.
  • In 2020, we all know that phones are better than ever, but the intangibles around value, software stability, after-sales service, mainstream availability, are equally important. If you can’t buy it, it’s not much good sitting on the top step of a podium.
  • And this time around, the data results haven’t been framed by third-party benchmarking tools, which can lead to clever tricks or cheating by maker. Instead, all of the performance and battery data used in Best of Android: Mid-2020 has been sourced from a custom version of Speed Test G, cooked up by Gary Sims himself.

The details cover lots of ground, offering a look at all key aspects of a phone. Here’s how it’ll shake out:

  • Sunday: Best of Android: Mid-2020 — Audio (live now)
  • Monday: Best of Android: Mid-2020 — Display (later today)
  • Tuesday: Best of Android: Mid-2020 — Battery
  • Wednesday: Best of Android: Mid-2020 — Performance
  • Thursday: Best of Android: Mid-2020 — Camera
  • Friday: Best of Android: Mid-2020 — Value
  • Saturday: Best of Android: Mid-2020 overall winner (Editor’s Choice)
  • Sunday: Voting starts for the Best of Android: Mid-2020 Reader’s Choice winner.

  • Sunday’s Audio award went to the LG V60 (above), thanks to its headphone jack and 32-bit Quad DAC which impressively powers just about any headphones you might have, all the way to low impedance headphones.
  • Without getting too far into audiophile territory, with improving support for better codecs, aptX, HD/LDAC support, and even FLAC decoding, surprisingly decent audio quality is becoming more common.
  • The overall takeout: audio quality is better than it ever has been for most smartphones.

Display: As I write, the Display category winner has just been revealed.

  • Display tests for clarity, color accuracy, gamma, and quality revealed that OLED devices still rule the roost, with not a single LCD in the top-ranks.
  • Top three? The OnePlus 8 Pro, 2020 Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra flagships, and the Huawei P40 the top three.

2. Somehow, 125W charging is coming this week. The idea is you’ll be able to get to 100% charge in 15 minutes, which is crazy. Very interested in how the battery chemistry can handle the heat generated, and how this affects the overall lifespan (Android Authority). Also, there’s a demonstration of 120W charging from iQoo (beware the audio is super loud).


3. You told us: Even with smart TVs, you’re mostly using streaming dongles (Android Authority).


4. Lenovo Yoga X: an Android tablet that can also be a second screen? (Android Authority).


5. One of the shocks on Friday was that Amazon had banned TikTok from phones accessing Amazon email accounts for security reasons. Within hours, though, Amazon issued a retraction and said the whole thing was in error. I’ve talked to a bunch of people who only saw the original headline and assumed it’s still true. Which it isn’t. For now. (The Verge).


6. Google has announced a $ 10 billion ‘Google for India Digitization Fund’ to help accelerate India’s digital economy (blog.google). On that note: Digital payment transactions in India reached an all-time high in June, as people avoid handling banknotes amid the coronavirus pandemic (Bloomberg).


7. Here’s a website that allows you to experience what it is like to live with dyslexia (geon.github.io)


8. The four biggest announcements from Ubisoft’s not-E3 event: FarCry 6, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, more (The Verge). Also: Three Ubisoft executives leave amid misconduct allegations (Engadget).


9. Why is this copy of Super Mario Bros. worth a record $ 114,000? (Ars Technica).


10. How to trick your brain to remember almost anything (Wired).


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Apple Car Keys: What is it and is there an Android alternative?


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Apple Car Keys was announced at WWDC 2020. For those who don’t know, Car Keys is a new iOS 14 feature that lets you unlock your car using an iPhone.

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There isn’t a ton of support for it yet, but the features are actually kind of cool. You can send your car key via the Messages app and you can restrict some car functions with a shared key. It also works offline as it’s based on NFC. Future iterations may even use different wireless connectivity to unlock the car with the phone in your pocket.

Naturally, Android users are likely curious whether there will be an equivalent for the top Android phones. There are plenty of car keys apps already available, Apple’s unique approach is ahead of the competition. Thankfully, it doesn’t seem like the Apple Car Keys feature is anything Android users can’t eventually have too.

Opinion: iPhone 6S getting iOS 14 is like the Galaxy S6 getting Android 11. Imagine that.


What is Apple Car Keys doing that makes it special?

A photo of the BMW booth at the Zagreb Auto Show
For starters, Apple’s solution bucks a lot of trends. A lot of smart tech requires the cloud and, therefore, a constant data connection. Apple Car Keys does not need those things. NFC technology is available even while offline so you can unlock your car anywhere, even if an underground garage or other places where a connection is spotty. That already makes it better than some car manufacturer solutions since all of those require server access.

Some other unique features include full Apple Watch support so you don’t even need to take your phone out of your pocket if you have the Watch too. You also don’t need an iOS Car Keys app to make it work — it can either sit in Wallet or just activate as soon as you wave your iPhone over your car’s lock (as long as it has Apple Car Keys compatibility, of course). Finally, Apple has an API for this and isn’t relying on apps or services from car manufacturers. Even Android solutions like the official Tesla app require a third-party app to make it all work.

The only downside is that the number of Apple Car Keys compatible cars will be restricted to a handful of BMW vehicles at launch. Support should improve over time.

Apple’s solution and execution are both extra clean. Everything takes place on or near your person without any cloud access or any special tricks. You just tap your phone or watch to a supported car and boom, the car is unlocked. It’s hard to criticize that on any level. The good news is that this technology probably won’t be restricted solely to Apple.


You can kind of do this with NFC already

NFC is a surprisingly robust platform. You can buy blank NFC stickers and blank NFC tags on Amazon. From there, you get an app like NFC Tools and you’re off to the races. You can toggle various settings, add various bits of information, and even make your own commands with something like Tasker.

The problem is the barrier to entry is rather high. Fiddling around with the tags and NFC apps is a bit of pain if you’ve never done it before. Those with more experience could very easily create a custom NFC car unlocker with this method, but it requires a KeyDuino (an Arduino development board with integrated NFC), knowledge of open source code, and some DIY know-how.

NFC tech in cars is still rather new, but it definitely didn’t start with Apple and it definitely won’t end with Apple.

It’s not really worth it for folks who don’t know this stuff, but the tech is already more accessible. Tesla was among the first to address the problem as you can use NFC to unlock your Tesla via its app. In other words, this tech was coming whether Apple brought it or not. The question is whether or not Android follows suit with OS-level integration or if it’s up to app developers to bring it to all of us. It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.


NFC is only one option

Car Connectivity Consortium Car Data
Many car makers, including the aforementioned ones above, have apps that let you unlock your phone over a network connection. You can also get third party components that perform more or less the same task, such as MoboKey and Viper SmartStart. Apps and services like those use Bluetooth Low Energy or a mobile data connection over a server to start your car and do all sorts of other things.

Credit: Car Connectivity Consortium

On the low end, you can unlock and remote start your car. The high-end options let you engage climate controls, see the last place you parked, check diagnostics, and, if your vehicle supports it, even leave the parking spot and come find you. The high-end options are a lot more difficult to find and a lot more expensive to install.

Many car makers, including Ford, Chevrolet, and Hyundai (via Blue Link) also have apps that let you unlock your phone over a network connection. However, NFC is definitely the best tech for a manual, offline method. Simply tapping your car in the right spot to open it is a neat trick and it’s easier to pull out a phone than it is your keys half the time. However, with Bluetooth Low Energy especially, we will eventually just get into the car and drive off as long as our phones are on us. That’s not a wild guess either. There are companies working on this technology right now.


The Car Connectivity Consortium

Car Connectivity Consortium Digital Key
Enter the Car Connectivity Consortium, a group of auto and technology companies. The goal of the group is to standardize the tech in every car so that everyone gets a similar experience. The group was established back in 2011 with the expressed purpose of using today’s new technology such as NFC, Bluetooth, etc. for use in cars. In fact, its announcement press release mentions NFC specifically.

Credit: Car Connectivity Consortium

The Consortium didn’t spend the last nine years doing nothing. They finalized Digital Key Release 2.0 just this last May — a standardized and secure method for vehicle owners to use their own mobile devices as a digital key specifically via NFC. We’re relatively certain that Apple Car Keys uses Digital Key Release 2.0 because the specs and use are so similar.

It is likely Apple uses a standardized method for Car Keys which means other platforms should get it too.

It’s likely that Android users will get access to this technology eventually because it is a standardization similar to USB-C or the headphone jack. It may not be in the OS for Android users, but definitely in app form at the very minimum. The Consortium already has a website for app developers to integrate OS-agnostic car tech.

The more exciting news is Digital Key Release 3.0 which should include support for multiple connectivity methods such as Bluetooth Low Energy and other connections. It should let you unlock your car without ever touching your smartphone. The two will just wirelessly communicate when you’re close enough to unlock (and potentially even start) the car without your input.

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In other words, the technology won’t stop at NFC and it should easily come to non-Apple devices as well. Between Bluetooth Low Energy and NFC solutions, you may never need a key fob again.

Apple Car Keys is no doubt a game-changer for car owners. It’s just way easier than using your keys unless you have those keyless entry systems. More car manufacturers need to support the tech and, of course, Android needs to as well. However, based on the available information, we see no reason to believe that Android users won’t get something like Car Keys in the next year or two. It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.


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