[UPDATED] Android 10 now rolling out, ditches dessert naming convention

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While we’ve been anticipating the dessert name of Android Q, Google has confirmed that the upcoming version will be simply called Android 10.

Time to start mashing that update button if you own a Google Pixel device. According to recent postings from Rogers and Telus (Canadian carriers), Android 10 is supposed to hit Google Pixel phones today, September 3rd.

UPDATED (09/03/2019 10:45 a.m. PT): Android 10 is now officially rolling out to Pixel devices. Hit that update button!

We’ve confirmed this on a couple of Pixel 3s that we have in hand.

Android 10 update screenshot on Google Pixel 3
Android 10 update screenshot on Google Pixel 3.

ORIGINAL STORY:

9to5Google.com snagged some screenshots over the past week from both Rogers and Telus which showed Android Q updates landing today for Google Pixel, Pixel 2, Pixel 3, and Pixel 3a (and their XL equivalent) devices. However, when we checked today, both sites had been updated over the last couple days and all that is showing for these devices on Telus is a security update. On the Rogers site, there is no planned update at all for the Pixel family of phones.

On a related note, while we’ve been anticipating the dessert name of Android Q, Google has confirmed that the upcoming version will be simply called Android 10.

For example, L and R are not distinguishable when spoken in some languages. So when some people heard us say Android Lollipop out loud, it wasn’t intuitively clear that it referred to the version after KitKat. It’s even harder for new Android users, who are unfamiliar with the naming convention, to understand if their phone is running the latest version. We also know that pies are not a dessert in some places, and that marshmallows, while delicious, are not a popular treat in many parts of the world.

As a global operating system, it’s important that these names are clear and relatable for everyone in the world. So, this next release of Android will simply use the version number and be called Android 10.

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So I guess we’ll continue to play the waiting game and see if Android 10 actually makes its way to Pixel devices today.

Are you looking forward to Android 10? Did you get an update to it on your Pixel smartphone today? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, Facebook, or MeWe.

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