Mere hours ago Google officially released Android 10 for its Pixels, and now a bunch of companies are following suit, each in its own way.
First off, the Essential Phone is now receiving the update to Android 10, which shouldn’t be very surprising considering the company has so far been the only one to release security updates for its device on the same day as Google. Essential says the rollout has started for “select” customers that bought its handset unlocked, so it’s likely a staged affair that may take a few days to conclude.
— Essential (@essential) September 3, 2019
Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi has also been incredibly fast and is already pushing out the update to Android 10 for the K20 Pro in both China and India. This is especially commendable given how heavy a skin MIUI is on top of Google’s Android (compared to the Essential Phone which runs very close to stock).
The Redmi K20 Pro will still run MIUI 10, only atop Android 10. Don’t expect to see any visual changes once you make the jump, or at least not many, since for that you’ll need a MIUI system version bump, which may arrive later this month in the form of MIUI 11.
The new build, based on Android 10, for the K20 Pro, is MIUI 10.4.4.0 in China and MIUI 10.4.7.0 for India. While the over-the-air rollout might take a while to reach all units out there, you can download the update package straight from Xiaomi’s servers and manually install it, if you’re into that type of thing. For the files, hit the second Source link below.
Finally, OnePlus is rolling out an Open Beta build based on Android 10 for the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro. This comes after a bunch of developer previews, and while it’s not a stable update like what Essential and Xiaomi are pushing out, it’s still something to appease owners of OnePlus’ latest devices.
The OxygenOS Open Beta 1 comes with customizable icon shapes for Quick Settings, Game Space, spam keyword blocking for Messages, and Smart display – which supports intelligent info based on specific times, locations, and events for Ambient Display. As this is beta software, you may see app compatibility issues, as well as system lag and stability problems.
Jumping onto the beta track won’t erase your personal data (though you should back it up anyway, just to be sure), and you will then receive subsequent beta releases as over-the-air updates. However, if you ever want to go from the beta to the stable track, you will need to wipe data, so keep that in mind. All of the installation details for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro are available at the third Source linked below.