Android 10 update has been released on September 3rd of 2019 and started rolling out on some of the devices. Like always, not all the current devices has the acceptability of getting the update. Most of the high-end newer phones are coming with android 10. Some stock android phones are also getting the update provided officially by the manufacturer.
Firstly, let’s talk a little about stock android phones. A general android phone and a stock android phone has very little distinction between themselves. I hope you already know that Android Operating System is free for all manufacturers. So, the mobile companies tweak a bit of the operating system and gives their best possible output to the customers. As a result, we have Android with Oxygen OS in OnePlus, Android with MIUI in xiaomi, Android with OneUI in Samsung, Android with HiOS in Tecno and the list just goes on. But the concept of the Stock Android is to give the same android experience within all the devices from different manufacturers. But in reality, there is some tweaking also.
Android 10 Update on ASUS Zenfone MaxPro M2
So, for today’s demonstration of the android 10 update, I will be using my Asus Zenfone MaxPro M2 device. It is one the rare devices to have Android 8, 9 and 10. As of now, the official beta release of android 10 update has been announced on their website which you can check out below:
You obviously need to download the 1.61GB file to your mobile. You can either download it with your phone or you can download from PC/Laptop and transfer it to the root directory of the phone. Root directory is the phone memory. If you download the file with mobile, you need to move the file to the root directory and if you download with pc, just paste the file after opening the internal storage, can’t get any easier than that.
Precaution before android 10 update
As stated in the website, the android 10 update may lead to lose all the data on your phone. So, for this reason, you should back up all your data before proceeding. Backing up contacts, calendar and everything related to google should be easy but if you want to back up files or text messages, you might have copy it to somewhere else. But there is a way where you can upgrade without losing any of your data. You need to cancel the locking security. By locking security, I mean the pin code lock and the fingerprint/face lock removal. If you don’t want to lose any data, remove them before proceeding. However, if you want to get yourself a brand-new experience and want to delete your data, just proceed.
Right after you copy the file to your root directory, you will be shown a message to update your phone and reboot. But for some reason, if you don’t get that message restart your phone and you will see it. Pull down the notification bar and click update, the phone will restart and the whole updating procedure will take like 2-5 mins. It’s easy and no hassle.
So, What’s new
Nothing significant is new in this update. But some new things that I found was:
- Change of the icons in settings
- Introduction of dark mode
- Navigation gestures (finally)
- Some new options in camera
- Improved battery backup
In my opinion, the android 10 itself didn’t bring much to the table so you can’t blame asus for this. But most importantly, you got new version of android. Whatever I wrote in this post, should be much more helpful for you if you just check out the video on top of this page, just go ahead and hopefully the procedure will be very easy for you. See you soon.