Android 10 rolling out to the Infinix Note 5


The Infinix Note 5 is currently receiving a bump up to Android 10. Who would’ve thought, huh?

This shouldn’t be surprising given that the device belongs to the Android One programme but…

Anyway, this should be good news for users of a device we honestly believed provided the best Android experience on a budget device when we took it for a spin 18 months ago.

The device was powered by Android 8 Oreo at launch before being upgraded to Android 9 Pie a year ago.

The Android 10 update marks its second (and probably final) major software update.

The update brings with it all the cool new features that Google has introduced to Android in version 10 like a system-wide dark mode, enhanced privacy settings, new gesture navigation and more. It also arrives with the latest (January 2020) security fixes.

The Note 5’s upgrade to Android 10 narrows the list of Android One devices available in the country that are eligible (i.e. within their 2-year support window and 2 major upgrade cycles timeline) yet to make the jump with Nokia’s devices guaranteed to get the same and Xiaomi only remaining with the Mi A2 Lite and the 2 members of the Mi A3 family (getting updated this February).

A petition, similar to the one filed by Huawei Y9 2019 users (but with much less publicity), has been around for weeks to press Infinix to release the device’s update as well as fix other persistent bugs introduced in the Pie update.

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Users of the Infinix Note 5 who are yet to get the update (it just started rolling out over-the-air) can stay on the lookout for it by continuously checking their settings application (Settings > System > System update > Check for update).

The update clocks in at just over a gigabyte.

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