How to install Android 10 on your Google Pixel smartphone

On Pixel smartphones, or more specifically Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones Android 10 is available as a 1188.8MB update.

Andriod 10 is out. After months of anticipation, Google has finally rolled out the next iteration of its mobile operating system - Android 10. At present, Android 10 is available for download on select smartphones. This includes all eight Google Pixel smartphones Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3a XL, and Andy Rubin's Essential smartphones. In addition to that, the Android 10 update is also available for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro smartphones launched by the Chinese smartphone maker earlier this year.

However, the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro smartphones have received the beta build of Android 10, which means it will take the company some time to officially roll out a stable version of Google's latest mobile operating system on their smartphones. This leaves Pixel phones and Essential smartphones as the only devices in the market that are getting a stable version of the Android 10 operating system.

On Pixel smartphones, or more specifically Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones  Android 10 is available as a 1188.8MB update. If you own any of the Pixel smartphones, chances are that you will get a 1.2GB heavy update that will upgrade your device running on Android 9 to Android 10. However, if you are not seeing the Android 10 update on your Pixel phone yet, check if you have installed the last Android Pie update on your smartphone as your Pixel phone will show you an Android 10 update only when your phone has installed the most recent Android 9.0 Pie update.

Once you have sorted all your old affairs, here is how you can install Android 10 on your Pixel smartphone:

1. Open Settings app in your Google Pixel smartphone.

2. Now scroll down and tap on System option.

3. In System menu tap on Advanced option.

4. The Advanced option will expand to show you three menu settings.

5. Look for System Update and see if it is showing "update available".

6. If it is showing Update Available it means that you have received the Android 10 update.

7. Tap on System Update option.

8. Now your Pixel smartphone will look for updates and automatically download and install them on your smartphone.

9. After you have successfully installed Android 10 on your Google Pixel smartphone, you will be asked to restart your phone.

10. Restart your Pixel phone and enjoy using Andriod 10.

Google introduces Android 10 with dark mode and better privacy controls

Google began rolling out Android 10 on to Pixel smartphones and the newly launched mobile OS will be available on smartphones by other manufacturers later this year.

Google wrote in a blog post, Android 10 gives you greater protection, transparency, and control over your data. We also build new tools that people of all abilities, and help you find the right balance with technology.

As the Mountain View, California-based tech giant mentioned, Android 10 is loaded with features that are aimed at helping users keep their data safe and increase the ease of using Android smartphones. One of the biggest and most anticipated features of Android 10 is the dark mode, which can either be enabled for a specific apps such as Google Photos and Calendar or can be implemented on a system-wide basis. 

Google said, it's easier on your eyes, and your phone battery too.

Apart from the dark mode, Android 10 comes with new gesture navigations that are designed to increase the fluidity between tasks.

The mobile OS, which was formerly called Android Q until Google officially announced that it was abandoning dessert names for good, comes with a bunch of privacy features that are aimed at giving users more control over their data. For starters, users can choose to share their location data with apps only while they are using them - a feature that is already available in iOS 12. Users will also get reminders when an app that they not using actively accesses their location so that they can decide if they want to continue sharing their location.

Android 10 is also big on Google's Digital Wellbeing features. Digital Wellbeing now includes a special Focus mode, which allows users to select the apps that they find distracting and silence them until they come out of the Focus mode. This feature, however, is available only in the beta mode as of now and the interested users need to become beta testers to use this feature.

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