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List of Android 10 Supported Lenovo Devices

Lenovo was founded on November 1, 1984, in Beijing, China by Liu Chuanzhi. The Lenovo Group Limited which is shortened to Lenovo sells a wide range of products such as tablet computers, smartphones, computers, servers, etc. Lenovo started manufacturing smartphones in 2012 and introduced phones with Android OS since 2013 and has catered a number of series such as S-series, A-series, K-series, Z-series, and more. It recently introduced its first-ever 5G smartphone named as Lenovo Z6 Pro 5G. 

Basically, when it comes to mobiles, Android and iOS are the undisputed leaders with more than 1bn units each. Android was introduced 10 years ago and Google (parent company) is currently testing out the next iteration of the OS and that’s Android 10 Q. This version has a string of features on-board that were either improved from the last version or introduced as a whole new taking inspiration for Apple iOS 13 and of course, user suggestions and feedback.

List of Android Q Supported Lenovo Devices

The latest OS will be officially named as Android 10 after its release on September 3rd which squashed certain suggestions such as Quiche, Quesadilla, Quince, Quintim, and a bunch of others that mushroomed on the web. Google will skip the universally obstructed dessert nomenclature. Henceforth, Google will continue naming its upcoming Android OSes with numbers starting with Android Q as Android 10, Android R as Android 11 and so on.

Apparently, Android 10 is jam-packed with a tonne of features such as Live Captions, support to foldable devices with different form factors, support to 5G networks and a native system-wide dark mode. Apart from this, Android 10 also has an enhanced permission-based system in order to prevent apps from collecting unwanted data from the system as well as blocking any unauthorized access or so. 

Android 10 Features

Dark Mode: You might have seen apps opting to go dark for a couple of months now. Well, Android 10 now brings it as a system-wide feature with all Google apps compatible with it while there are copious third-party apps that have integrated this feature that saves both battery life and the excessive strain that bright light puts on the eyes. 

Gesture Navigation: No matter how contentious it may be, Google didn’t fail to make a slam dunk with the new Gesture-based Navigation where the phone uses edges of the display to carry stuff like bottom edge can be used to proceed to the Home screen or toggle between apps or you can use the left & right edges to go backward.

Smart Reply: It was already in works on Gmail but Android 10 officially welcomed the feature across all messaging apps. With the feature active on Android 10, users will get suggestions of what they could reply based on the context of the email or message. Smart Reply reduces the time it takes to punch in the response. Also, you’ll need an action button if the received message contains any actionable stuff like a video or site link or location, etc.  

Privacy Controls: The Android 10 brings stringent privacy controls on-board such as now you can access an option that goes with the same name within Settings that’ll contain everything from permissions to personal data, web and app activities, and more. 

Sound Amplifier: Works with wired headphones at the moment, the feature reduces background noises and adds bass to the sound to create a mind-boggling experience.

Focus Mode: Got a “distractive app” that buzzes off every minute or the notifications goes off whenever you are trying to do something? Focus Mode is at your rescue as it wouldn’t take a second to simply list that particular app into the Focus Mode where it will temporarily stop the app until you take it out.

Security Updates: One of the best features that have rolled out with Android 10 is the ease of updating the system with the latest security patch which releases monthly. Google will push out these monthly releases via Google Play Store thus, eliminating the middleman i.e. either the OEM or the carrier and therefore, it will effectively lower the time it takes for updates to reach the phones.

List of Android 10 Supported Lenovo Devices

Released in the Year 2019

Model Status
Lenovo Z6 Pro 5G It is highly likely to get Android 10
Lenovo Z6 It is highly likely to get Android 10
Lenovo Z6 Youth Edition It is highly likely to get Android 10
Lenovo Z6 Pro It is likely to get Android 10
Lenovo K6 Enjoy It is likely to get Android 10
Lenovo K9 Note It could get Android 10
Lenovo Tab V7 It is likely to get Android 10
Lenovo A5a It is likely to get Android 10

Released in the Year 2018

Model Status
Lenovo Z5 Pro GT It is likely to get Android 10
Lenovo S5 Pro GT It is likely to get Android 10
Lenovo Z5s It is likely to get Android 10
Lenovo S5 Pro It could get Android 10
Lenovo K5 Pro It could get Android 10
Lenovo K5s It could get Android 10
Lenovo K9 It could get Android 10
Lenovo Z5 Pro It could get Android 10
Lenovo Tab P10 It could get Android 10
Lenovo Tab M10 It could get Android 10
Lenovo Tab E10 It could get Android 10
Lenovo Tab E7 It could get Android 10
Lenovo Tab E7 Wi-Fi It could get Android 10
Lenovo Tab E8 It won’t get any update
Lenovo Tab 8 It won’t get any update
Lenovo K5 Note (2018) It could get Android 10
Lenovo A5 It could get Android 10
Lenovo Z5 It could get Android 10
Lenovo K5 Play It could get Android 10
Lenovo K5 2018 It won’t get any update
Lenovo S5 It could get Android 10

List of Lenovo Devices That Aren’t Eligible For Android 10?

These are the smartphones that aren’t supported by Lenovo and thus, it won’t get an Android 10 for sure. Note that there could be an exception since one or more smartphones/tablets could get the update.

Released in the Year 2017 & 2016

Lenovo K320t Lenovo Moto Tab Lenovo Tab 7 Essential
Lenovo Tab 7 Wi-Fi Lenovo Tab 7 Lenovo K8 / Note / Plus
Lenovo K8 Lenovo K8 Note Lenovo Tab 4 10 / Plus
Lenovo Tab 4 8 / Plus Yoga Tab 3 Pro Z2 Plus
A7700 A6600 / Plus A Plus
P2 K6 / Note / Power Yoga Tab 3 Plus
Vibe B Vibe C2 / Power Vibe A
503LV Tab 3 7 Wi-Fi Phab 2 / Pro / Plus
Vibe C IdeaPad Miix 700 128GB/256GB Tab3 8 LTE
Tab3 10 Business LTE / Wi-Fi Vibe K5 / Plus / Note Lemon 3
K4 Note Vibe S1 Lite

Released in the Year 2015 & 2014

Lenovo A7010 Lenovo Vibe X3 X3c70 Lenovo Vibe X3 / Youth
Lenovo Phab Lenovo K3 Note Music Lenovo A3690
Lenovo Vibe P1 Turbo Lenovo A2860 Lenovo A1000
Lenovo A7000 Plus Lenovo A6010 / Plus Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro
Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 (10-in) / Wi-Fi Lenovo Yoga Tab (8-in) / Wi-Fi Lenovo Vibe P1 / P1m
Lenovo Vibe S1 Lenovo A7000 Turbo Lenovo Phab Plus
Lenovo A2010 Lenovo P90 Pro Lenovo A3900
Lenovo K80 Lenovo Golden Warrior S8 A7600 Lenovo A6000 Plus
Lenovo A1900 Lenovo K3 Note Lenovo A7000
Lenovo Vibe Shot Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 300 Lenovo Tab 2 A8 / Wi-Fi
Lenovo Tab 2 A10-70 / Wi-Fi Lenovo S60 Lenovo A6000
Lenovo A5000 Lenovo Tab 2 A7-30 / Wi-Fi Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 
Lenovo Tab 2 A7-10 Lenovo Vibe X2 Pro Lenovo P90

Released in the Year 2014

A616 A3600 P70
P70-t A399 A588t
K3 Golden Warrior Note 8 A858T
Yoga Tablet 2 (Windows) Sisley S90 RocStar A319
Yoga Tablet 2 10” / 8” / Pro A328 A580
Vibe Z2 / Pro Tab S8 Vibe X2
A606 A916 A536
A805e S668T ThinkPad 10
A316i A526 A10-70 / Wi-Fi
A8-50 / Wi-Fi A7-50 / Wi-Fi A7-30 / Wi-Fi
Golden Warrior S8 S898T+ 8GB A560
A850+ S860 S850
S660 Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ / Wi-Fi A628T
A889 ThinkPad 8 A880
Miix 2 11 / 10 / 8 A859

Released in the Year 2013 & 2012

Vibe Z LTE S939 A680
S930 S650 Vibe X / Z
Yoga Tablet 10 / 8 IdeaTab S5000 S720
A630 A850i / A850 A706
P780  S820 A390
S920 IdeaTab S6000 / A3000 / A1000 K900
S890 IdeaTab A2107 A830
A820 A800 A690
P770 A60+ S560
A660 P700i S880
K860 A789

Why doesn’t my phone supports Android 10?

There are many layers that define if any smartphone will receive an update or not. First up, Google develops a new Android version which has minimum requirements that the phone must carry in order to support the new OS. Usually, Google supports smartphones for two years from its original release date where they could receive up to two major upgrades although it could vary.

On the other hand, the OEM’s end is rather complex. Google sends out Android updates to its Pixel devices directly which means it won’t take even a day to resonate on these devices including Essential Phones. However, Google sends out stock Android updates to OEMs that can either release the update as stock or they can customize it by applying their own skin which is a lengthy process in its own senses. Also, smartphone makers usually release a number of phones in a year which means, it is not practical for the OEM to simply support all the phones with major updates. Thus, they would restrict updating only a handful of devices for a maximum of two years which depends on the release date, specifications, and other variables. 

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You need to check out the above mentioned list and keep this above-given definition to understand if your phone supports Android 10 at all.

What could I do in case my phone doesn’t support any further updates?

As you have already read, you can deduce if your phone could get any further updates or not. Note that those receiving any major Android updates which are not Android 10 isn’t included here. In case your Lenovo smartphone doesn’t support Android 10 or any further updates, if you still want to try the new OS, you can actually buy a new phone or lease or even buy a comparatively new second-hand device which supports further updates.

Apart from this, you can also check out from the various custom ROMs where you need to dive into their list of supported devices if you want to install any custom ROM. This includes Havoc OS, Paranoid Android, Pixel Experience, LineageOS, etc where each custom ROM developers create a new version based on stock Android where it allows users to get constant updates, new features, and UI which keeps the phone safe from any unwanted intruders. 

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