OnePlus releases Android 10 on the same day as Google... well, kind of but not quite

OnePlus releases Android 10 on the same day as Google... well, kind of but not quite
Happy Android 10, everybody! Even though we kind of expected it, we were still pleasantly surprised that the information we had on Android 10 was correct. Namely, that it would launch on the 3rd of September.

The new version of Android is, of course, instantly available to Google Pixel owners. Surprisingly, those that have the Essential Phone will also be getting it via an update very, very soon (some are already downloading it). As is traditional, now begins the long wait for other manufacturers to reskin and prepare the new operating system for their own phones. But some are ahead, it seems.

OnePlus has launched an Oxygen OS Beta Program, with a beta build that actually runs on Android 10. So, essentially, OnePlus has released an Android 10 update on the same day that Google did... kind of. See, it's not an over the air update — you need to very deliberately visit the OnePlus forums, download the official beta ROM, and use your phone's built-in "Local Upgrade" option. Also, it's currently only open to the newest OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro phones.

While it's not ideal, it's still impressive. Android partners are often mocked for being incredibly slow at adopting new Android builds (arguably, that may not matter much anymore). It's hit a point where being able to push the latest update faster than the competition can earn you a badge of honor. And it definitely seems that this is what OnePlus was aiming for here. What remains to be seen is — how long until owners of the older phones can get it and how long until it's out of beta?

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9 Comments

1. Dbosss unregistered

Advance happy android 10 for Samsung users like me!! :|we all will celebrate this day exactly 6months from now!

2. Povea

Posts: 53; Member since: Jul 03, 2015

We the LG family may have to wait for eternity.

3. rsiders

Posts: 1970; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Ooh just when I was thinking about going back you reminded me of one of my big gripes with them.

5. Ublome

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 06, 2017

LOL, You said "MAY". More like WILL.

6. Ublome

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 06, 2017

I have a V30 sitting on my desk that is still on 8.0, Screw LG. I will update my Oneplus 7 pro today.

10. KingSam

Posts: 1466; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I have the v35. I love LG but man. Android 10 has a lot of little features and improvements that I want. Especially with permissions

9. irossdrummer

Posts: 369; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

I have the S9 not the S10 so make that 9 months...

4. AbhiD

Posts: 838; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Well, just today OnePlus announced on it's forum that OnePlus 6,6T will too get Android 10 later this month. 5, 5T probably late next month.

7. tbreezy

Posts: 49; Member since: Aug 11, 2019

Nobody: Google: Look at this update most of you won’t even have in 4 months time!

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