12 March 2020
Google is reportedly all set to release Android Q starting September 3rd i.e. from next week. The report is coming from PhoneArena citing responses shared by Google customer support in multiple chats. This expected release date is for all Pixel devices including the original Pixel and Pixel XL.
The report includes screenshots for two different conversations held with Google support. In both conversations, the support executive responded by clearly mentioning that Android 10 will be released on September 3rd. This release date covers Pixel phones Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, and as mentioned in the beginning, the original versions too.
The release date does seem to be believable as last week, Google announced Android 10 to be the official name of the next Android version. The timing of the announcement suggests that a stable release should be around the corner. Even the Android Q beta testing is currently under the last phase which is just ahead of the public rollout.
As for devices from other OEMs, they will have to wait until those respective OEMs share their release plans which should take time except for a select few. HMD Global has already announced that it will start updating Nokia phones to Android 10 starting Q4 2019. OnePlus is another OEM which should release the upgrade by the end of this year. Huawei has also unveiled EMUI 10 or Magic UI 3.0 (for Honor phones) based on Android 10 and will undergo public beta from next month.